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  #1  
July 21st, 2006, 11:05 AM
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Do you think classes for baby is a case of our society going overboard with arranging activities for our children or is it a valuable thing? What is your opinion?
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July 21st, 2006, 12:02 PM
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I think they're great! (Plus it's great for any mom's, SAHM's, SAHD's and caregivers.)
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July 21st, 2006, 12:28 PM
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I think they're great! (Plus it's great for any mom's, SAHM's, SAHD's and caregivers.)[/b]
Honestly I think when they are babies it is more for the mom (or dad) than the baby. They don't even hardly pay attention to each other. I belong to a moms club franchise. We're in it for the mom time, and we admit it.
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July 21st, 2006, 12:38 PM
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It's way overboard. Even babies get their lives all pre-arranged by well-meaning parents and other adults. If parents want to get together with their babies, that's great. But call it what it is--parents getting together, not "baby classes" or "playdates" for babies who can't even sit up or walk yet.
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July 21st, 2006, 08:41 PM
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If it is not a class every day of the week I don't see what the problem is. I think, in most cases, it is more for the mom than the baby. I love the classes I take Layla to. We have swim, which she loves because she gets to splash around and see other babies. The other one is a music discovery class where we sing songs about faces and animals and I think it teaches her new words. I know a 9 month old is too young to really "play" with other babies but it gets her use to being around other children and it gets us both out of the house. I think it is beyond beneficial to us both.
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July 21st, 2006, 10:31 PM
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I think it's a wonderful thing as long as it is not every single day. But if it is scheduled on a certain day of the week, it gives them some sense of routine as they get older. I know my DS looks forward to every Monday when he has speech therapy and OT.
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July 22nd, 2006, 12:48 PM
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I think they are good
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July 23rd, 2006, 11:42 AM
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I guess I don't know a whole lot about "classes for babie" and what is even available. I think if you are trying to trun your baby into an Einstein that's a bit much...but I don't know what kinds of classes you speak of.

My Dh went to swim classes starting at 3 months old until he was 2 1/2. He has some super sute pictures of him swimming under water when he was TINY. He even has all hte graduation certificates & he's an awesome swimmer. My MIL loved it & they both had a great time - I an't see what could be wrong in that - ti wouldn't be muich different if she had just done it in the back yard - but I am sure it made her feel safer, got some fun interaction with other moms & babies & the instructors probably were pretty good in helping them get the most out of it.
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July 25th, 2006, 06:02 AM
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We're going to start going to playdates, probably. I'd like to meet other mom's. Hialey's been around one other baby, and they had a blast having tummy time together. They may not be able to walk or talk yet, but they can still play together.
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