TREATS FOR TOTS Being a kid is stressful work. How about a relaxing R&R at a spa that specially caters to the tiny one’s needs? By Stephanie Sharon Koh.
Surely it is not easy being North West. With celebrities Kanye West and Kim Kardashian as parents, masses of camera bulbs constantly going off on her, and prying eyes on the roam to check out her latest outfit, the stress is insurmountable. Top that off with the stress of being unable to express what she needs and feels – forming a coherent sentence is still a work in progress, after all – a baby spa is exactly what she needs. So imagine what all that bliss would do for your little superstar, who is also subject to her fair share of Insta-shots and style conumdrums.
Similar to the adult variety which leaves us feeling relaxed, baby spas are becoming increasingly popular, thanks to its ability to coddle babies and lull infants to sleep. At these baby spas, babes aged between two weeks to eight months (certain places even accept toddlers) can experience the soothing benefits of floating around in water (using special doughnut-shaped flotation devices which support their heads and necks) followed by a massage. Bobbing around in the water not only mimics the calming sensation of being in the womb, it also has several benefits such as strengthening of muscles, ligaments, heart, and lungs; development of motor control, agility, coordination, and balance; and enhancement of the senses and the immune system. Infant massages after the “swim” session works to promote sleep, relieve wind and colic, and can even reduce anxiety. Here is the good news: When it comes to pampering your precious little one, you don’t need to have an entourage like North West’s to do so, at BAZAAR's pick of baby spas.
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