Going out with a baby always takes a lot of preparation. Sometimes it feels like the preparation takes longer than the activity itself! At iFloat Baby Spa, we try to alleviate as much of your work as possible by providing free towels and bathing suit covers. Disposable swimming diapers can be purchased for 2$. Parking is free.
As much as we wish we could do everything for you, there are a few things you can do before your departure to ensure your iFloat Baby Spa experience is the best it can be.
The Essentials: Preparing your baby before their spa session:
Feed your baby about 30 min before their spa session. We have a kitchen and breastfeeding room here, so you are welcome to come early and do this before hand if you like.
Bring a disposable swimming diaper (and maybe a second one just in case). You can also pick-up one here for a 2$ fee.
You might want to bring an extra shirt for yourself! We do our best to transfer all of the babies from the pool to the change table, but parents end up getting a little wet on occasion.
Make sure your baby is well rested before coming. If your little one is overtired, there might be more tears than relaxation on their spa day.
Introducing your baby to the spa:
Reassure your baby when they first enter the water. Smile, talk and interact with them while they get used to their new environment.
Remember babies tire easily in water. Restrict your first visit to around 20-30 mins.
It’s normal for your baby to be hungry and tired after swimming and to want a nap afterwards.
Health matters for babies at the spa:
It is not necessary for babies to have had their immunizations before going swimming.
If your baby has been sick and or has had diarrhea in the last 4 days, please reschedule your appointment for another day.
Acclimatizing your baby to water:
Bath time is a great opportunity to acclimatize your baby to water. There are lots of little things you can do with them in their little tub that will come in handy while visiting iFloat Baby Spa.
Float your baby on their back for a few moment at a time while carefully supporting her head. (Their face should not be in the water.)
Talk and sing to your baby while they float so that they can hear your voice while their ears are underwater.
Gently poor water over their head and face while in the tub, or take your baby in the shower with you to help them get used to being splashed and having water in their face.
And that is all,
Looking forward to having you!