When my son and I attended the launch of Pampers Yoga Stretchycise last week at Gymboree in Manila Polo Club, I cannot help but remember the times when he was still the ever so dependent baby. It was such a short, sweet time. Babies grow up too fast, really. My son now is 4 years old and even though he sat down with me for a bit during the talk, he really preferred to be left alone in the play area with the other kids.
The partnership of baby experts Pampers, the Mother and Child Nurses Association of the Philippines (MCNAP) and Gymboree Play and Music, developed the Pampers Yoga Stretchycise. It is a routine that a parent/guardian does with the baby that combines stretching and yoga moves. It is said to help encourage the development of the baby’s mind and body.
Infant massage was one of the things I made sure I learn when my son was a baby and sure enough, he loved every single time we did the routine. As a hands on mom, I could easily just brush any activity of this sort off and reason that we have all the bonding moments that we can have anyway. But the thing is the touch that we give our child during infant massage or even through this Yoga Stretchycise routine force us to focus with undivided attention. It makes us appreciate our child more, beyond the not always convenient things that can at times get us crazy when it comes to motherhood. It is no easy job, especially if you have no nanny and helper around the house.
We are off to Gymboree in Shangri-la this week for our son to be able to avail of the free annual membership GC that I won from the event. I’m sure that Jed is going to have the time of his life. The hubby and I also need to get back in shape and maybe go back to playing badminton again. It’s the way we hope to start the year right. 🙂