When a baby’s breathing is very shallow, it’s time to call a baby activity centre.
The centre in Pune is open from 10 am to 7 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 6 pm on weekends.
The service charges a one-time fee of Rs 500 per visit, but this is waived for families with children under six months old.
“We can offer different activities to babies including walking and playing with a ball, but it’s important to talk to a qualified caregiver,” said the centre’s director-general, Suresh Kumar.
“It’s also a good idea to check if the baby is breathing properly.”
What you need to know about the newborns in India article The centre also offers medical consultations and consultations with a baby specialist for the child and his parents.
“Most of the activities in this area are free and we have a full-time staff,” said Kumar.
While it’s normal for parents to take their newborns for a nap after they’ve been born, the centre provides respite to parents who feel anxious.
“Parents are advised to ask their doctor or midwife if they need a rest and then ask the baby activity centers,” said senior resident of the centre, Darshan Singh.
If the baby sleeps well for several hours, then the baby’s activity will resume.
It can take several hours for the baby to wake up from its sleep.
“Usually, after the nap, the baby will return to the crib and the mother and father will sit down to sleep,” said Singh.
He said that most of the babies sleep for about 15 minutes.
“If the baby doesn’t wake up after 15 minutes, then it’s advisable to take a nap for an additional five minutes,” he said.
The baby activity centres provide an additional respite from the hustle and bustle of the busy hours of daily life.
In many cities, baby activities centres are also open from 8 am to 9 pm on the weekends.
It is not uncommon for a baby to sleep for more than four hours after a nap.
It’s also not unusual for parents or grandparents to visit a baby in the center.
“There are a lot of babies in India who do not sleep well, but they sleep for an hour after their nap,” said an official of a baby and infant activity centre in Mumbai.
“Many babies don’t need sleep but sleep during the day.
If parents or guardians are taking their babies to a baby activities centre, it is a good habit to encourage them to do it.”