I first took Dean to a Gymboree Play & Learn classes when he was only 6-weeks old. I was nervous that he would just spend the entire class screaming and was fully prepared to walk out of the class if it looked like he was disturbing the other families. When we got there and I placed him on his blanket, he fussed for a bit, and then something incredible happened. He turned and noticed another baby for the first time. His tears immediately stopped, a beautiful grin crossed his face, and he began kicking and squirming. The other baby was already 4-months old and started babbling to him. Suddenly Dean started babbling back—some of the first sounds I had heard out of him other than crying! The two babies seemed to have their own conversation, and they’ve lain next to each other staring at one another at all the classes since that first one. Dean has never thrown a tantrum in Gymboree—in fact, even on his moodiest days, he perks up as soon as we enter the building.
Class Type: Play & Learn 1 (0-6 months)