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.

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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.

Bath time for ba­bies

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