Going to a baby group for the first time can be incredibly daunting, but if you can find a baby group that you and your little both enjoy there are lots of benefits! Here at First Encounters, we have put together a helpful list of baby groups that you can attend near to our Cardiff clinic.

 

Baby groups allow you to socialise with other parents whilst your baby has the opportunity to learn and play alongside children of a similar age. This can help them to establish basic social skills, improve their confidence and enable them to make friends for the future. Many classes are also based around children learning a skill which can be equally, if not more beneficial for your baby’s development.

Baby Groups in the Cardiff Area:

We have put together a list of the most popular baby groups, local to Cardiff, that cover a range of different activities. There’s bound to be something that takes your fancy! Please click on the name of the baby group to find out more information.

Turtle Tots is a class that teaches your baby to swim whilst promoting water safety. There are lots of classes to choose from, catering for newborns, toddlers and young children.

Parc Play host a range of different events throughout the year. For example, Teddy bears picnics, seasonally themed events such as Halloween, and Macmillan Coffee Mornings.

Sunny Bears host two classes a week – Baby Bears for children up to 12 months old, and Messy Bears for children 6 months – 5 years old.

Classes give your little one an Introduction to music from birth to 4 years old. Children and their parents sing songs and play games, from nursery rhymes to folk songs and original baby songs.

The Creation Station offers a variety of classes for children who are 0-5 years old! These messy arts and crafts lessons will ignite a creative spark in your little ones!

We hope that this inspires you to try a baby group. If you are currently pregnant – why not book one of our scans? Please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s anything else we can help you with.

Have you thought about taking your youngster to a baby group? Perhaps you’re a little unsure how they can benefit you and your baby. First Encounters is here to help! We’ve put together a list of classes that you can attend if you live close to our Bristol clinic.

Baby groups have numerous benefits for you and your baby. Socialising your child with children of a similar age can help them to start building friendships, boosting their confidence and learning basic social skills. Meanwhile, you as parents will find yourselves interacting with other parents which can be very rewarding.

Baby Groups in the Bristol Area:

Many classes on offer focus on introducing children to a particular activity or skill, it could be the start of a lifelong passion! Click the name of the baby group to find out more information.

Turtle Tots is a class where your baby can learn to swim that also promotes water safety. There are lots of classes to choose from, catering for newborns, toddlers and young children.

BabyBallet Bristol is a baby group that teaches ballet and tap for little boys and girls. They cater to babies, tots, toddlers, pre-schoolers and school starters. Classes run at various times throughout the week.

Dance Mums is a unique class where you and your baby can get into shape while exploring music. Classes are suitable for babies 8 weeks to 2 years old with one adult present. Some of the dance routines you can expect include; Russian Folk, Salsa and African dance.

Mum and Baby Yoga is suitable for babies up to 12 months old. This is a great chance for mum and baby to bond and interact in a soothing environment.

We hope that these suggestions inspire you to try attending a baby group near you. If you are currently pregnant – why not book one of our scans? Please, don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s anything else we can help you with.

How do 3D & 4D scans differ from 2D scans?

2D, 3D and 4D ultrasound scans all use sound waves to generate an image of your baby. But, unlike 2D scans, 3D and 4D scans are able to capture three-dimensional images of your baby. A 3D scan is a still image and a 4D scan captures a video showing your baby moving around inside the womb.

3D and 4D scans aren’t typically made available to mums until around 24 weeks because time needs to be allowed for your baby to grow and gain some weight. If you have a 3D or 4D scan earlier, you might be disappointed by the results because your baby’s facial features won’t be fully developed yet.

At 16-weeks, 2D ultrasound scans can tell you lots about your baby, including; baby’s gender, size and overall wellbeing. 

What can I expect at a 16-week 2D ultrasound at First Encounters?

At First Encounters, we offer a range of insightful 2D scans to mums at 16-weeks. Our gender’N’growth™ scan and Premier gender’N’growth™  also offer a 4dGlimpse™ of your baby.

 

What can I expect at a 4D Bonding & Reassurance scan at First Encounters?

At First Encounters, our 4D scans are available from 24-32 weeks. You and up to six guests can watch your unborn baby in motion. All of our 4D scans are displayed onto a large HD LED screen in our spacious scanning room while we capture stunning 3D photographs for you to keep. We also provide aPhoto2fone™ service that gives you an easy-to-access digital copy of your scan images.

 

If you want to find out what else is included in our 4D Bonding and Reassurance Scans, or if you want to book in for a 16-week Gender Scan, then please visit our website to find out more information and book yours today.