Jo Wilson is the founder of the child-development program Aqua Sensory, a Developmental Play Practitioner, and Aquatic Tutor. Jo has spoken at many International Aquatic Conferences, shaping early years swim programs across the world.
She runs two family swim centres with husband Christian in Warwickshire, all set up to provide an Aqua Sensory experience and ethos for learning to swim.
Jo’s first book is called Bath Babies: Creating Beautiful Bonds in Water.
Jo explains the importance of parents being in a calm and relaxed state in order to create a positive and enjoyable experience for the baby, using a checklist of 5 Cs – consent, containment, calming, connection and check-in. She describes and explains some different holds and techniques for bathing the baby, such as providing head support, using soft hands, and finding the right level of support for the baby’s preferences.
We also discuss the benefits for everyone to be near water and some current research that supports this.
Bath Babies: Creating Beautiful Bonds in Water https://amzn.to/3pAEXKg
Blue Mind: How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You Do by Wallace J. Nichols https://amzn.to/43Ma1op
The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto https://amzn.to/43G72xT
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