It has been a busy few months with Young Mums since we set up two new Mums and babies groups in Mastrick and Tillydrone in the beginning of February. It has been great to see some new young mums from the areas come along to the groups. They have enjoyed getting together to have a chat and join in with singing PEEP songs with their children, always a noisy time with musical instruments! The children have enjoyed taking part in activities like kinder gym, playdoh, water and sand play. The mums have loved hand massages, nails and card-making. We have also welcomed a few visitors to the groups like Christine from CFine who came and spoke about food banks in the city which provide affordable good quality fruit & veg, the mums took away veg packs to make some warming hearty soup! At the end of April, the mums and children enjoyed the puppet show performed by Angelina’s Puppet Theatre. Susan from Childsmile visited and gave the mums information about dental care, the children received new toothbrushes and egg timers.
At Tillydrone we have been able to run some cooking sessions, which have given the mums opportunities to learn to cook healthier family meals like spaghetti & meatballs, chicken korma & rice and spring rolls & stir fry noodles. After cooking, the food always go down well for our lunch for the mums and the children!
We have also started baby massage classes at Mastrick, the sensory room at the Family centre provides a space for the mums to be relaxed and learn about the benefits of massage for their babies. There has been lots of chat about birth experiences, feeding and sleeping! The mums have shared their experiences about giving massage at home.