Why book a class with Rubba-Bubba?
Rubba-Bubba guarantees small and friendly classes for individual and personal support from the instructor. Sometimes a big class is very overwhelming! We provide a relaxed, non-judgmental and safe environment for you and your baby to feel welcome in. After learning the massage strokes/ yoga stretches, parents can chat and share tips and draw on the instructor’s parenting experience. We encourage relaxed class discussions on anything from taking baby’s temperatures, rashes and what to look out for to sleeping or weaning and feeding issues. Rubba-Bubba provides all equipment and class massage oil you will need so you only need to bring your baby and a blanket-you have enough to carry! We strive to make these classes the best they can be for you and your baby!
Who massages my baby?
You do! The instructor will demonstrate all the strokes on ‘Daisy doll’ and will never massage your baby.
Which stage to book?
Stage 1 is suitable for newborn to 4 months.
Stage 2 is suitable for 4 months to mobile.
Please book stage one first if your baby hasn’t done any baby massage and is around 4 months, younger or not to busy. If your bubba is nearly sitting and nearer 5 months, book stage 2.
How do I book and why?
All bookings are taken via the website and classes are all paid for in advance. This is because a lot of the venues require their fees upfront. Booking is essential to secure a place as its a popular class. Refunds are possible at the discretion of the instructor. Please contact the instructor/HQ if you have a gift voucher.
How do I pay?
You can pay for 4 weeks at a time via debit or credit card prior to the class starting. Cash is now not accepted.
What if my baby cries/is hungry through the class?
Our instructors encourages you to tend to your baby’s needs at all times, the class is baby-led and his/her needs always come first.
What if I can’t make it to a class?
We will recap from the week before so you won’t miss anything. There are also weekly handouts with clear written instructions and images that can be accessed from home.
What do I need to bring?
Just you, your baby and a feed, (Warming facilities available) nappies and a toy also is advisable. If you want to lay your baby on a blanket over the foam mats please bring a blanket with you. Class oil, mats and refreshments are provided.
What massage oil is safe to use on my baby?
Rubba-Bubba recommends Organic Sunflower Oil for baby massage, which is provided in the class. Its highly recommended by dermatologists and works wonders for: dry areas-especially on their delicate faces! Cradle cap (apply before bedtime and gently brush out and rinse in the morning), nappy rash and a general moisturiser for any age. its so gentle its used on premature skin in neonatal units.
The oil is non-greasy, absorbed quickly, gentle and edible – for those who like to eat their toes after a foot massage 🙂
I have twins, can I bring another family member?
Of course you can! In fact, even if you have one baby, Gran, Mamgu, Auntie, Uncle, your bestie AND next door are all welcome! The price is per family-not per bubba, so just fill in one booking form, pay for ONE space and put both/all bubba’s names down. If you are coming on your own with more than one bubba, the instructor will offer to help as much as possible.
I really don't want my baby on social media.
That’s fine. All photos are posted with permission and there is no obligation to be in any photos at all.
My baby hates tummy time
Don’t worry, a relaxing back massage compliments tummy time and gives your bubba something else to focus on, however if they really don’t like it, we just go back to a massage they do like.