Run by our team of therapists, Bobath Babies is a fun, relaxed group full of messy play, sensory exploration, songs and stories!
Sessions are designed to provide your child with opportunities to develop their balance, posture, coordination and communication. The group is particularly suitable for children that are not walking.
Bobath Babies is also a great way to meet other parents of young children with cerebral palsy, and each group finishes with a chance to have a cup of coffee or tea and a chat. The baby group runs fortnightly on a Thursday. The next dates are:
Watch this short video to find out more about what happens at the baby group.
Francesca and her son Daniel regularly attend Bobath Babies.
“Daniel is 2 and he has got a diagnosis of dyskinetic athetoid cerebral palsy. He absolutely loves singing and stories - that’s his passion in life! Daniel can’t speak, but he understands well. He communicates by using his eyes to point at word and picture symbols to indicate his choice.
“I take Daniel to the Bobath Babies group regularly. We do singing, and we do activities. And through all of this the therapists are coming round and they’re helping position your child, so that they are able to do everything as best they can. And there is always a story, which is Daniel’s highlight! The therapists differentiate for each child throughout the story for what each child likes, or can or can’t do, which is really good. So it’s more than just a baby group and a story - everything has been thought through for each child which is fabulous. For Daniel, that’s what he needs - he needs to be playing and working on skills and not being aware that he’s doing it.
“So it is lovely, and I’ve met a few Mums there. It has set up a friendship, in that you know you can talk to them and you’re not going to be judged because they are in a similar position, which is really nice to have. It’s kind of opened up a whole new community.”
You can apply to take part in Bobath Babies at any time. Please fill in the application form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.