Isle of Dogs: handbemalte Baby- & Kindermöbel

Waterbabies is one of the more expensive classes available but also one of the best in my opinion. I absolutely love the water so want to make sure my little lady is more than comfortable poolside. Classes are held all across the country in hydrotherapy pools in schools, specialist facilities and even hotel swimming pools. The classes are roughly 30 minutes and start with a warm up, lots of jumping on your part, a few underwater moments and plenty of splashes. It is pretty daunting when you first have to dunk your baby in the water, it feels sort of unnatural but you soon see how easily they take to water – these babies are a lot braver than we think. My little lady can be screaming down the changing room but the minute her tootsies hit the warm water she is as happy as a cupcake. Lets not even get started on “splish, splash, splish, splash, around in a circle and up in the air” – that little mantra can calm her down even on dry land!! Swimming is great for your baby’s health and development, it stimulates heart, lung and brain development. A German study even found that swimming babies had advanced motor development, social skills and intelligence. I clearly recommend the classes and the facilities at George Green School near Island Gardens Station are fantastic, the pool room is warm and cosy and the babes have the best naps after swim class. For more info on Water Babies locally visit the for all classes in the Docklands and Isle of Dogs area.

Isle of Dogs: handbemalte Baby- & Kindermöbel

Now, I haven’t been to the children’s Center yet and given its in the park next to my house again I really have no excuse. But I have heard the nursery time and stay and play are great fun. The Isle of dogs CC is located in Millwall Park right next to Island Gardens DLR. They have baby play on Tuesday’s at 3-4pm and baby massage on Wednesday at 10am. They also provide advice on breastfeeding, weaning and when the time comes they even have potty training support. For the current timetable check here

Isle of Dogs: handbemalte Baby- & Kindermöbel

Isle of Dogs: handbemalte Baby- & Kindermöbel THIS IS A KNITTING PATTERN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christmas with a modern twist! Dress your doggy in this colorful colorwork sweater featuring Santas and snowflakes in shades of aqua, turquoise, red, white, royal blue and two shades of pink. You can even use a bit of angora on Santa’s beard and in the pompon on his hat. To add an adorable touch for a little girl, a red-and-white striped sewn skirt can be added.

This fair isle knitting pattern, suitable for the experienced knitter and extreme little-dog-lover, uses seven shades of worsted-weight yarn, size US 6 and 7 straight or circular needles plus size 6 circular needles and DPNs, and has a finished chest measurement of approximately 11-12 (13-14, 14-15, 16-17, 17-18)”.

The sweater in these pictures is knitted with Cascade 220 in Christmas Red, Mint, Blue Hawaii, Blue Velvet, Soft Pink, Cotton Candy and White. I also used a bit of Plymouth Angora in white for Santa's beard and the pompon on his hat.

The pattern includes a chart for the fair isle pattern.

Downloadable in PDF format.
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Isle of Dogs: handbemalte Baby- & Kindermöbel

Isle of Dogs: handbemalte Baby- & Kindermöbel