Babies are so lucky. First, they get to eat and sleep all day — now this.
Proving that life grows crueller with the passing of time, some extra-privileged babies are being pampered in their very own spas now. And they won't even remember the experience. So unfair.
Baby Spa Perth is the third "baby spa" in a global franchise that started in South Africa. It's the first of its kind in Australia, and boy, is it rich. Babies (who, may we remind you, already have it great) get to indulge in hydrotherapy and massage sessions from AUD$85 ($65).
That means strapping a floatation device under their big heads and setting them afloat on a pond of their fellow babies, all of whom are bopping around in the water like chubby lily pads.
Yes, we admit. It's very cute.
But it's also full of benefits, according to the spa's directors, Anita and Kavita Kumar. Kavita says infant hydrotherapy benefits "range from improved sleep quality, reduced discomfort from colic, wind, constipation and reflux while regular visits can benefit the cardiovascular and respiratory systems."
"The hydrotherapy and baby massage treatments allow parents to better understand their baby’'s cues, building more confidence in first-time parents," she says.
Increased lung capacity and muscle growth are also listed on the company's website as among the benefits.
Sorry mums and dads, you guys don't get your own spa treatments while your babies being catered for. It's all about your perfect, gifted spawn. But if you're paying up to take your newborn to a day spa, you probably already know that.
Check your privilege, babies!
No word yet on whether Baby Spa Perth will accept adult writers as spa guests. #AdultsDeserveNeckDonutsToo
[h/t Huffington Post]