When talk about baby spa, I have been looking forward to bring Avery to the baby spa ever since she was below 1yo. After months of looking it was a bit letdown that Malaysia don’t even have one baby spa centre, whereas this is very popular in other countries! ಠ_ಠ
Up until last December, Hippopo Baby Spa & Wellness is here at last.
Last Saturday, I was so excited and brought Avery to her first spa swim and massage session. I know she will enjoyed it as she loves bath time so much, but then again, I have to do some homework before bring her to the centre. A week before the spa session, I showed her some baby spa videos on YouTube. The motivation behind is to give her some ideas of how enjoy it is and make her ready for the coming spa session.
We reached there about 2pm and greeted by one of the friendly Malay staff.
After we changed Avery into swim diaper, the staff brief us how to start the session. Firstly, we let her sit beside the tub and dipped her leg into the water. She was a bit tensed and holds me tightly for the first time. After few minutes, we slowly put her into the tub with float and she start chasing the floating balls and her favourite squeaky yellow duck in the water. You may click the picture below to see her video. She was enjoyed herself like nobody business!
After 15 minutes later, Avery started making noise and wanted to climb out from the tub. Anyway, we noted that for first time babies are not recommend to stay too long in the water and its better gradually lengthen their swimming time by each visit. So, we took her out from the tub and dry her body.
Next, we place her at the massage mat and began her massage therapy. I would said, she is more enjoy moving around and playing with the toys surrounded her compared to the massage. So, end up with just a quick body massage. Anyway, as a first time, we do not expect much from her. We hope that the next few visits can see her improvement such as her confidence level in the water and feel the relaxing after the massage session.
As mentioned in the last sentence of my previous post "We hope that the next few visits can..." So, we're actually signed up the Junior package for Avery and we opt to continue the baby spa at Great Eastern Mall branch which is nearer to my house.
photo taken from Hippopo website.
Here are some pictures & video of Avery have a good fun at GEM branch and her favourite lovely therapist Kakak Intan aka her JeJe.
(CLICK PICTURE TO SEE THE SO-CALLED JeJe)
This one I must show - In my previous post I hope that she will enjoy the massage in the next few visits right? See, she really enjoyed it and fell asleep!
And lastly, thanks Hippopo share my post on their website!
Centrepoint Bandar Utama
F30, 1st Floor, Centrepoint Bandar Utama, 3 Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Great Eastern Mall
4.09A, Fourth Floor, Great Eastern Mall, 303, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.