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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Moms and babies get hooked with baby yoga through Pampers Yoga Stretchycise

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I'm not a parent yet but I think I’ll be more than equipped to be one in the future with all the parenting knowledge I have acquired since I got assimilated with Pampers [For now, my Godchildren, nieces and nephews will benefit from my newly acquired skill! =)].  Well, I’ve talked to pediatricians, nurses, parenting and child development experts, and experienced moms and dads, both famous and ordinary, about the art and science of baby care. The most recent of which is the latest parent-child bonding activity and fun and hip new exercise routine called baby yoga that was unveiled at the launch of Pampers Yoga Stretchyise.

Right photo shows Vanessa Pastor and her baby doing the Pampers Yoga Stretchycise Flipitty-Flap movement.

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.

Participants were treated to a first-hand demonstration of these simple exercises that encourage baby movement and active play, which is essential for babies at this stage of their development. The first two years of life is when a child’s brain is growing fastest and before a child can speak, movement is the most important way for them to explore and learn about their social and physical environment and develop new skills.

Pampers Yoga Stretchycise's Tippy Toe Touch movement

Stretch and Crawl movement

“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.

This is further confirmed by the U.S. National Association of Sports and Physical Education who states that “current research confirms that the physical activity of infants and young children is an important component of early brain development and learning. Positive early movement experiences increase the infant’s chances of achieving full developmental potential throughout life.”

And one way to encourage movement is through the new Pampers Yoga Stretchycise. The series of exercises was inspired by baby yoga, which offers quality physical stimulation including flowing postures, holding, movement, touch, voice and deep relaxation.

“Baby Yoga is a great way to encourage active play which is important because at this stage, the pre-schoolers and below, their way of learning is to play. The Pampers Yoga Stretchycise helps encourage your baby’s development by maximizing body movement.” said baby yoga instructor, Maritoni Tordesillas.  Through the high quality attention they receive, yoga helps babies learn to interact with others and play actively, either with their parents or with other children in the classroom like environment. Physical benefits for the baby include helping his neural development, motor skills and balance aiding in digestion and giving him enough activity to sleep more deeply.

Wrap and Wiggle movement

Baby yoga also has the added benefit of nurturing the bond between parents and their child and helping babies feel more relaxed and settled.

As mentioned, for now, I can be a parent to my Godchildren, nieces and nephews, and I think I can count that to my OJT experience! =D  In photo are foydi and bulilit Gwen during the Gymboree Kiddie Olympics.
The event also celebrated the recent partnership of Gymboree Play and Music with Pampers, who will undertake a joint program this year to help promote active play for better baby development. 

“Since Pampers’ mission has always been to help parents nurture their children’s development, we are very happy to have partnered with Gymboree Play & Music as they are the global leader when it comes to creating programs that help boost early childhood development,” said Pampers Brand Manager, Chad Sotelo.

Pampers Brand Manager Chad Sotelo and Gymboree Alabang Managing & Program Director Pisha Villa-Abrille

“Together, we hope to give parents even more ways to enjoy an active lifestyle with their babies, such as the Pampers Yoga Stretchycise movements that we’ve shown you today, which you can do very easily with your child at home,“ he added.

Ann Tan, Gymboree Play & Music Managing Director shared, “We are very happy that the partnership between Gymboree and Pampers has finally materialized. This is a very important alliance because we share the same vision and commitment in providing the best channels for growth and development of babies, toddlers and little children.”

Gymboree offers age-appropriate classes to encourage active play for parents and their children, with especially designed equipment, bright foam and air pieces, a variety of props and trained teachers to create an environment that will stimulate a child’s physical, cognitive and social development. Parents interested to learn more can visit the Gymboree website at www.gymboree-ph.com

Kat Maranas of Gymboree demonstrates some Gymboree exercises.

Kids play on Gymboree's Rocky Boat for balance.

Meanwhile Pampers’ newest product - Pampers Active Baby - helps encourage movement through its unique stretchy side tapes that follows a baby’s body shape, allowing for a more comfortable fit so babies can play all day.

 To learn more about Pampers Yoga Strechycise and Pampers Active Baby, parents can visit www.pampers.ph.

Post your comment now and win a special prize! One lucky reader will get this limited edition of Pampers Yoga Stretchycise kit which includes a baby gym bag, towel, tumbler and Pampers Active Baby diapers plus a free pass at Gymboree!  (This contest is open only to readers who could claim the prize in Makati City, Philippines).


  1. My kids are too old for Stretchycise Yoga but it's perfect for my niece. :D

  2. my baby use pamper's and she's comfortable with it. hope i win this..

  3. Wow! Very interesting esp for me and my 5months old baby. Thanks for sharing!

  4. wow! i want to have a Pampers Yoga Stretchycise kit..i've learn a lot from your article..thanks for sharing.

  5. My sister would love this! She's always wanted to try yoga, and it's nice to know there are classes like this for kids and babies too.

  6. My 2 year old baby is a pampers user baby and everytime she saw their commercial especially the stretchycise yoga she keeps on copying those moves with my help of course, wish I win this Stretchycise Kit..

  7. i have a super hyper baby girl..pampers is just right for her! :D Such an active baby.
    i hope to win the Pampers Yoga Stretchycise kit!

  8. PAMPERS is the best!

    My baby uses pampers ever since the day she was born.

    We also joined the Pampers Hearts Club and got GC worth 800pesos

    I wish I could get this limited edition of Pampers Yoga Stretchycise kit! My baby and I will be more than glad to receive this!

    More power and God Bless!!!!

  9. Wow, such perfect gift for my inaanak on her 1st birthday this end of april. Hope to win this for her :D

  10. Hope I can win this kit. Im still on my 5th month of pregnancy but my niece can use this. Love to enroll my soon to be baby to this yoga class. Thanks for sharing :)

  11. My 16 months old son uses Pampers Active. Very informative article. I also like the Pampers Yoga Commercial...Garren even imitates it every time he watches the advertisement in TV's. My son has a very flexible body..hope I could enroll him in this kind of exercise...

  12. i have 3 pamangkin, hope i win para ma experience nila ang yoga stretchycise.

  13. Oh, wow, this is sooo cool!

    We've always loved Pampers since it fits my babies comfortably no matter how "malilikot" and active they are.

    I haven't tried Pampers Yoga Stretch yet though so I'm hoping to win the Pampers Yoga Stretchycise kit... Thank you so much for being generous enough to share this wonderful freebie for moms like us! :)

  14. Hi, very interesting article. Hope I win the prize so I can try Pampers ACtive Baby for my Baby Jada. thanks! :-)

  15. wow, really nice. That's good with pampers, they are very creative and never fails to give new innovations and comfort for our babies.

  16. my almost two-year old Joshua would definitely enjoy this yoga class at gymboree. hope we win the kit and the gymboree pass. it's his birthday on the 19th :) thanks!

  17. This sounds interesting. My baby's very active so maybe she needs stretchycise too to divert her hyperactivity. Thanks a lot for the info and the opportunity to win an awesome prize!

  18. wow! this is awesome, I wish could get this limited edition of Pampers Yoga Stretchycise kit! My baby is already 29 months old and super duper active and he would definitely enjoy this yoga class.
    More power!!

  19. Pampers Yoga Strethycise is very suitable for my youngest Avi,so palyful and energetic,hope we could win this kit :-) thanks also for this wonderful article :-)

  20. i thought pampers are so expensive for a diaper but im wrong with their comfortable and breathable clothlike cover.my baby stay dry eventhough she is super active.less change of diaper. we wish we could get and try this limited edition pampers yoga stretchycise kit. thanks for sharing this article.

  21. My baby will love this as she is a very active child!

  22. would love to get these freebies!

  23. I have yet to try Pampers Yoga Stretchycise for my bebe, she's just 3 months old! But when she's old enough, we'll definitely give this a go! Thanks for the info sis. :)

  24. It is very suitable for my goddaughter!

  25. MUST..HAVE..IT!!!!!!!!!!! i trust pampers for my little boy who'll be turnin one this coming may..please please please choose me ;)

  26. love love love these prizes!I have my 1 year old daughter to work with this!

  27. would love to try this with my 2 year old. So active and trying this baby yoga is definitely an activity worth doing. :)


    P-Perfectly fits my baby.
    A-Absorbant,have children's characters such
    as bob the builder on them.
    M-Maintain the smooth skin of my baby.
    P-Packaging labels are great too!
    E-Elastic sides.
    R-Ranging from New born to walkers.
    S-Simply amazing that mom's will love for
    their baby!

    Hope to win this kit! =) And TY for this post about Pampers Yoga Stretchycise!
    It really helps!=)

  29. i want to try this one.. for a change =)

  30. Yoga Stretchycise - this will definitely be a great bonding moment for me and my baby! I really hope to win this package/kit!

  31. count me in your giveaway pls!
    this would be our (willow and me) first bonding time at gymboree if ever we would win this great package. thanks for sharing.


  32. Hyee!

    I would love to try this pampers yoga stretchycise for my baby he just turned 9mos last april 11. It will be a great post bday gift for him, I hope i could have some samples! I always try to my son those yoga exercises that you have in your commercials and we enjoyed it, a good bonding moment =.

    thankyou and more power!

  33. My baby uses Pampers since birth because it gives comfort to him like no other diaper brand could and to top it all, he loves the toys we got from Pampers Heart Club GC earned :-)

    I've tried Yoga-Pilates and would love to try Pampers Yoga Stretchycise with my baby !

    Thanks for sharing these...


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