Baby Spa Perth

Water immersion hydrotherapy for baby at Australia's first Baby Spa in Subiaco

Baby Spa Perth located in Subiaco is the first of its kind to open inAustralia. Already popular in London, Baby Spa Perth offers a waterimmersion hydrotherapy experience in a “pod” combined with a massage, forbabies as young as 2 days old up to six months of age.


Onarrival at the Spa, I was greeted by the lovely co-owner Kavita and shown tothe nurture room, where I waited for one of the neonatal pods to be preparedand filled for my 7 week old son. The nurture room is just for Mums, andprovides an opportunity to feed your baby in comfortable surroundings and tochat with other Mums.


This room has been beautifully styled, which includes bassinets and an offering of water, tea and coffee. To avoid interruption to your hydrotherapy session, it is recommend to feed your baby prior to the session. Don’tworry Dads, you are more than welcome at Baby Spa Perth, a special room hasbeen set up for you to chill out in while your partner is in the nurture room.


Thereare two different sized hydrotherapy pods. Individual deep-sink sized pods for8 weeks and under and the larger shared spa for 8 weeks and over.

Thewater immersion experience involves a special floatation device being placedaround your baby’s neck. I was initially concerned about the device as it looksuncomfortable and unsafe. I was assured that the device has been designed tosupport baby’s chin and back of the head, and with the buoyancy of the water,there is no pressure or drag placed on baby’s neck.


The way baby floats allows them completely freemovement of their limbs, and can help with sleep quality, colic, wind andconstipation. It was fascinating to watch how my baby went from an initialapprehensive and grumpy face to one of happiness and relaxation. He wasparticularly curious about his surroundings and was able to figure out how tospin himself around in the water to be able to view everything


Asyou can imagine it is quite exhausting for a baby to be so physically andmentally challenged, so your assigned qualified therapist will determine theappropriate length of time for the baby to be in the water. The time will belonger depending on your baby’s age and number of previous visits. My baby at 7weeks old and on his first visit spent approximately 15 minutes in the water.


Afterthe hydrotherapy part of the session my son was treated to a full body massage.He was nothing but smiles for the entire length of the massage. The benefits ofmassage include soothing irritable babies – encouraging longer and deeper sleepand improving colic and constipation. The staff also give you tips on how to include some simple massage into your baby’s bath time routine.


TheBaby Spa currently has 3 fully qualified physiotherapists and 2 midwives onstaff. The Midwives are available to answer any questions you may have aboutyour baby. Sessiontimes are up to an hour long, and are currently priced at $85 each. Once yoursession is complete you are welcome to spend as long as you want in the nurtureroom…all day if you want!

Tobook an appointment or to ask about a voucher to give as a gift to a new Mum or Mum to be, head to (open Monday – Saturday)

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Review by Kids Around Perth Reporter Candice, 15th May 2016


Candice Kocken – Kids Around Perth South of the River, Hills & Events Reporter / Mum of 3 kids. Candice is a Mum of 3 who loves cooking, sewing and taking her kids out to explore our beautiful state of WA. Follow Candice and her adventures @uncannymum on Instagram.

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