Sponsored by Slater & Gordon, BoBaby is a free weekly play, therapy and information service for families with babies (under 2.5 years of age) who are at risk of neurological difficulties and are experiencing developmental delays. These are informal sessions that you can attend from the comfort of your own home, which provide parents with essential therapy skills and the opportunity to meet like-minded families and gain support in an open and friendly space. Our therapists can equip parents with essential therapy skills, and you'll have the fabulous opportunity to meet like-minded families and gain support in an open and friendly space.
Please note, if you are a therapist wishing to find out more about BoBaby, please don't register to join the sessions. Our therapists will be more than happy to chat if you drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Still wondering if BoBaby is for you? Take a look at our FAQ's below to find out if it's right for your family!
What should I do if I think my child is not reaching his/her developmental milestones?
All children develop at different rates, and typical child development has many variations. When a baby falls behind their expected milestones, you can seek information from your Health Visitor or your GP or you may be referred to a Paediatrician for further assessment. If you are unsure what you can do to help your child’s development, we can offer support and guidance.
My child does not have a formal diagnosis but I have been told that he/she may have difficulties, can you support in the interim?
If your baby has had a particularly stormy start in life, he/she may be at-risk of having difficulties in their development. Whether you are waiting for a diagnosis or have been recently diagnosed, we are here to advise and support you in learning about your child’s needs.
My child does not have Cerebral Palsy but is having difficulties, am I able to join the sessions?
Cerebral Palsy is one of many diagnoses that can affect child development. Global delay, developmental delay, Down’s syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome and genetic anomalies, to name a few, can present many challenges, and not all difficulties will relate motor development. BoBaby will cater for all families, and offers support that reaches beyond just motor development such as communication, feeding, sleeping and sensory difficulties.
What can I expect during the sessions?
Each session will involve information sharing and discussion, and for the babies, there is singing, signing, and lots of ideas to support activity and therapy through play.
Will I meet other parents in similar situations to my own?
Yes. We aim to bring families together and welcome discussion, sharing of experiences and support.
I have a very young baby, is this group still suitable?
Yes. Development in the first 12 months is unlike any other period in our lives. We learn about touch, smell, taste, body awareness, sensory regulation and sleep cycles; we start to make sense of what we hear and what we see, and we start to interact with and explore our environment. BoBaby aims to give information on how you can support your baby in all areas from 0 to 2.5 years.
Will there be a therapist in my session?
Yes, BoBaby is hosted by a Bobath Physiotherapist and a Bobath Speech and Language Therapist.
Will I be able to ask questions specific to my child?
Yes. We welcome any questions and, if you do not wish to ask us within the group, we offer breakout rooms where you can chat to a therapist in private.
What time and day does the group take place?
BoBaby takes place every Wednesday at 10:00-10:45am on Zoom.
Do I have to pay for these sessions?
No, these sessions are completely free.
Can I drop in or do I have to come every week?
Once you have registered for BoBaby, you can join in as little or as often as you wish.
What happens if I miss a week?
We appreciate that babies can have exceptionally busy calendars! It is no problem if you miss a week.
How do I sign up?
Just click here to receive the Zoom link to our weekly, recurring meeting.