Enjoy one-on-one time with your bundle of joy at some of Dubai’s best mum and baby classes. With a wide selection of class types on offer, there’s something to suit every mum and bub.
Name of class: Mum and baby yoga
Company: Yoga Retreats
What’s involved: Bonding with your baby, stretching, toning and relaxing
Why it’s good for mums and babies: It’s good for mums to connect with other mums and share experiences and also gives them precious time to bond with their little ones
Location: Sunday classes at Favourite Things 11am, Marina Mall. Wednesday Classes at Party n Playland by Splash n Bounce 11am
Name of class: Boogie Babies
Company: Boogie Babies
What’s involved: Music & movement class for babies and toddlers
Why it’s good for mums and babies: Using educational kinesiology and lots of brilliant music and props Boogie Babies aim is to get the most out of your child’s developing body and brain
Price: On request
Location: Various locations in Dubai
email@example.com (050 884 1966).
Name of class: Gymsters
Company: My Gym UAE
What’s involved: The class gets kids involved in pre gymnastic skills like tumbling, handstands and headstands plus lots of games
Why it’s good for mums and babies: A great way for new mums to meet other mums, share parenting tips and problems. It’s also a great way to bond with your baby and get in a good workout with your baby post birth.
Price: Dhs1250 for 10 weeks and a onetime lifetime membership fee of Dhs250
Location: Jumeirah Beach Rd, near Sunset Mall and coming soon to Al Barsha
www.mygymuae.com (04 394 3962).
Name of class: Future Kids
Company: Future Kids Accelerated Learning Centre
What’s involved: 12 week program based on developing both sides of the brain to enhance six month to six year olds IQ and EQ
Why it’s good for mums and babies: It helps communications between mother and child and teaches techniques and tactics that you can take home and work on together to further improve stimulation, engagement and communication
Price: Dhs180 per week (Paid upfront as Dhs2160 for a 12 week term)
Location: Building 2b, Knowledge Village
www.futurekids.ae (056 708 5658).
Name of class: Moms and Tots (for 12-36 months)
Company: Moms and Tots
What’s involved: The hour and a half long class for mum and toddler involves fine and gross motor activities, messy play, sensory development, singing and dancing
Why it’s good for mums and babies: Mums doing the class with their baby provides great bonding time while baby practices all the skills they need to master before school
Price: Dhs100 per class
Location: Extreme Fun Motorcity, Favorite things Marina Mall and Le Petit Palais in Dubai Mall
firstname.lastname@example.org (050 854 6857 or 055 718 960).
Name of class: Baby massage (6 weeks-crawling age)
Company: Family and friends
What’s involved: Baby massage routine for mum and baby
Why it’s good for mums and babies: Through massage techniques, you will learn how to soothe and relax your baby. The course uses strokes from traditional Indian massage, Swedish massage and reflexology and is helpful at reducing colic, stress and teething pain
Price: Dhs500 for four sessions over four weeks (includes baby oils, course handouts)
Location: Family and Friends Centre, Al Fattan Tower, Dubai Marina.
www.dubaifamilyandfriends.com (050 316 4025).
Name of class: Pure RIP Mums
Company: PURE Fitness
What’s involved: The ultimate baby-friendly body fat stripper. Timed body conditioning challenges and lots of core/abdominal work.
Why it’s good for mums and babies: It’s a great way to make genuine new friends with other like-minded mums who want to get fit, lose baby-fat and model a healthy lifestyle for their children. Plus, the babies can play while you work out!
Location: FitnessFirst Community Lakes Club 10am Mondays and Wednesdays
Name of class: Move baby, move
Company: Apple Seeds
What’s involved: This baby gym class inspires movement through play with parachutes, soft climbing steps, ramps, mats, tunnels and bubbles. Each week kids are given age appropriate toys to play with and motivate action.
Why is it good for moms and babies: A unique bonding experience as you encourage and cheer your little ones on through obstacles while growing babies build confidence.
Price: Dhs884 per semester
Location: Apple Seeds, Gold & Diamond Park Building 6
email@example.com (04 380 6064).