Babies aren’t like puppies or kittens.
Most of the time, their innate cuteness is only really visible to their parents. While their doting, tired mums and dads coo over their chubby cheeks, the rest of us just see a screaming nappy.
Unless, of course, they’re floating in a hydrotherapy pool at a baby spa.
For then, they become little paddling angels – sweet enough to rival even the smallest and bounciest of Frenchie puppies.
Baby Spa is the brainchild of Laura Sevenus, who set up the world’s first spa for babies in Kensington.
At the moment, however, Baby Spa only has three locations: Brackenhurst in South Africa, Perth and Madrid – but Laura is planning to open more.
Water floatation is supposed to support the mental and physical development of babies.
The waves the babies create by kicking around the water helps to improve their balance and coordination ‘and ultimately, support their ability to crawl, walk and swim’.
Babies as young as two days old can enjoy hydrotherapy sessions which claim to ‘strengthen muscles, bone structure and ultimately movement and help increase determination as they progress’.
And when all that floating gets too much, the babies can get a massage to help them ‘feel loved, respected and secure’.
Whether you like babies or not, you’d have to be a monster not to agree that babies floating in rubber rings are pretty great.