Little P’s first ever solo social: the cringeworthy music class.

Fri 6 Jan 17 | Lifestylish, Reviews | 11 comments

Today I took 8 month old Little P to her first ever class. Not school, of course, a music class. You know, tambouriney, singy, cringeworthy actions type class.


It’s taken this amount of time, because her older brother has been mainly occupying my time with his attention-seeking requests and my house-wifey/other motherly duties. Who am I kidding? I just haven’t taken her because I haven’t had the time OR inclination.

To be honest, she’s been mightily entertained by her 3 1/2 year old brother for her entire life – giggling from the bouncer, tracking him across the room, rolling around to try and get closer to bash him on the head. He’s been better entertainment for her than any old class so far.

But I had a pang of the second child guilt this morning, and vowed to take her somewhere while he was at pre-school.

My friend had mentioned a great drop-in music class called Teddies, where the ladies (plural) have guitars and it’s a fun 40 minute session. When M was small and we lived in London, we were so keen we went to one of these when the NCT babies were too young to sit up (idiots – us! not the babies of course), so I was well up for a bit of live music. Whatever the quality. But these ladies were the bomb. They. Had. Radio Mics! And an amp. Wicked. I can get down with that.


Honestly, it was brilliant. Despite my musical theatre background (kind of!), I can get as cringed out as the next person with baby singing stuff. But they were fab, the songs were mainly original but seriously catchy, the banter between them was hilarious, the class was  buzzy and the kids had an amazing time. There were people who’d been coming for years, and Little P was one of the youngest, but her eyes were huge with so much stimulation and knee bouncing and shaker shaking. She had the best nap afterwards too. Win!

Apart from the song about the boa-constrictor eating you up alive (well scary), there was nothing I didn’t love about this class. And for a fiver, I’ll be back at Teddies next week.


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  1. moneycorgi

    good review, Sounds like you may have been enjoying the class more than baby.

  2. kateonthinice2012

    Glad you have a good time – brought back fond memories now I am parenting tweens and a teen

  3. Emma Island Living 365

    They had radios mics! I’ve always wanted a radio mic! I was one of those plonkers who used to take her 2 month old baby to music classes. To be fair it was the only time she would sleep so well worth it 😉 #MarvMondays

  4. Helen @Talking_Mums

    HaHa, I’m having a bit of that second baby guilt myself and like you keep convincing myself that Pud has enough stimulation from his big sister! I should really look for a class for him now!

  5. Dave - Dad's Turn

    Hehe! Going to activities they’re too young for is always awkward. You really want to leave and cone back in a few months but not so easy. #Marvmondays

  6. Something About Baby

    This sounds amazing! I miss my baby class now I’m back at work, but Alfie still learns lots of songs and dances at nursery which he then teaches me at home ? #MarvMondays

  7. Stephanie (@LifeAt139a)

    Sounds interesting in a non-boa-constrictor-eating way – I bet it won’t be long before you’ve turned it into a karaoke session. Have fun and thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

  8. Helen Gandy

    Ahhh sounds great!! Lovely pictures, popping over from #marvmondays

  9. My Petit Canard

    That sounds awesome! Wish we had a class like that, that didnt make me cringe on the inside. I love the after effect of the long naps too, total win 😉 Thanks for sharing this on #MarvMondays. Emily


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