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Celebrity moms try baby yoga

MANILA, Philippines - Celebrity moms and their babies discover the benefits of play and movement as they are introduced to the latest baby yoga-inspired exercise routine — the new Pampers Yoga Stretchycise.

Developed through a partnership of baby experts — Pampers, the Mother and Child Nurses Association of the Philippines (MCNAP) and Gymboree Play and Music, Pampers Yoga Stretchycise is a fun playtime routine that combines yoga moves with stretching which will help encourage the development of baby’s mind and body.

While it was the first time for many of the moms to try baby yoga, they were quickly won over as they sat, stretched and sang through the different routines with their babies.

“It helps you bond with your baby because he will pay attention to you, listen to you and follow you as you do the exercises,“ said Camille Prats, who did the session with her son, Nathaniel, while Danica Sotto, who learned the routines with her baby Jean Michel remarked that, “It’s fun and it helps stimulate him physically — through movements that stretch his muscles, movements that help him learn to balance and allow him to practice his crawling and walking.”

“The Active Baby Stage is really a period for developmental achievement and intellectual growth. It’s a time of intense exploration of the environment as children attempt to find out how things work,” said MCNAP president Estelita Galutira.

Another thing the celeb moms agree on is that mothers should encourage their children to play. “I think moms should actually be happy when their babies become active because an active baby is a healthy baby. I was advised to support that and to find activities that are appropriate for my baby so he can release his energy,” said Meryll Soriano, another Pampers Stretchycise participant with son Elijah.

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Amy Perez, who also joined the yoga session with her son Sean Kylie, shared that her son moves a lot but she should adjust and cope with it. “Active baby stage happens once so we should have time with our babies, watch them grow, and support them in the best way we can.”

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