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“Fun and great for mummy and lo confidence”

Written on: 22/04/2013 by Jmpdone (1 review written)

It's sad to see someone was disappointed by waterbabies when I have had 2 positive experiences. My little girl loves swimming, she had her off days when teething or suchlike but overall the lessons built both her and my confidence in the water together. I had fun with the other mummies and we built up an excellent support network through those tough stages in the first year. One of my mummy friends couldn't put her face in the water to start with but like her lo is now a waterbaby which is… Read Full Review

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“Disappointing and scary”

Written on: 16/04/2013

Initially I thought WB was a great company and really enjoyed the classes. However, very quickly the emphasis seemed to shift away from fun in the water and focused more and more on how many times you could submerge your child during a half hour class. Though my baby didn't cry when dunked she certainly didn't enjoy it and I just don't think it is as worthwhile as WB would have you believe. They try and pack too much into each class so you really don't have time to just enjoy it. The… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Water Babies Swimming Lessons are Fantastic!”

Written on: 08/04/2013 by IzzysMummy (1 review written)

I am sat here shocked reading through the previous reviews, as I have nothing but good things to say about Water Babies. My daughter and I started swimming with Water Babies when she was just four months old. I totally disagree with the review where somewhere said they just continually get you to 'dunk' your baby. The first time My daughter went under the water the instructor told us of the several different ways that the baby may react. My Daughter screamed the house down,as I expected, but… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Best class ever!”

Written on: 04/04/2013 by MrsSainz (1 review written)

I started going to waterbabies when my little girl was 8 weeks old, not only for her but for me too. From our very first lesson we both absolutely loved it. It's great for my little girl to learn water saftey as well as swimming and she loves the songs and water toys and it's great for me to meet other mum's and get some exercise. I know it seems the cost is quite high but once you go you can see why, the staff are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and always try to accommodate your… Read Full Review

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“Over priced rubbish”

Written on: 27/03/2013 by Dunny399 (1 review written)

Not much to say.overpriced,very disorganised,poor facilities .hopeless staff.do not use them please find an alternative if not u will b throwing your money down the drain.as for the underwater pictures they were terrible,need a lottery win to pay for them.im in the Glasgow class.not many happy people there… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great swim lessons ”

Written on: 26/03/2013

Me and my son loves attending waterbabies it's great I was so scared of letting my little boy go swiming and putting him under water but waterbabies has helped me through that we have so better confidence now. Yes it is a bit expensive but its worth it i do think waterbabies should give out certificates/ badges though as other swim lessons do… Read Full Review

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“Very Disappointed!”

Written on: 20/03/2013

We were very excited to start the lessons but our venue was not upto the job. Private members club pool whose very small changing rooms serviced their members gym as well as the pool. Had to change my baby on the floor that was wet and slippy. Huge Health and Safety risk in my opinion of slipping and falls getting up and down from a wet floor when you and your baby are wet. Only one playpen which could accommodate two babies lying down. What you do if your on your own god only knows I took… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“the best swimming course and its worth every penny.so...”

Written on: 18/03/2013

I am also surprised with other negative reviews. Me an son really enjoy classes and they are worth every penny. Yes,there is lots of repetition and routine but this is the only way to teach little ones so eventually they do things automatically. We have exellent instructor. We did nearly three terms and my son learned so much...he loves it so i do. Classes are well organised and babies are prepared before they go under water. We have lots of fun at the same time. I would highly recommend this… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Over priced & repetitive lessons - Dont waste your...”

Written on: 11/03/2013

Water Babies are set up for maximum finanical gain, they give very low level of service, and do not seem forthcoming with coping strategies parents and toddlers at the sessions. The lessons are very repetitive and in my opinion do not offer good value for money. They are totally unflexible and would not, in our case, consider helping the customer if lesson times become an issue. Avoid the company at all costs… Read Full Review

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“Money grabbers!”

Written on: 16/02/2013

Very expensive lessons,very cold pool,the lessons were nowehere near worth the price and we did the same thing every week.Baby didnt enjoy them as she was constantly cold and they were always trying to push the underwater swims.They wont give you a refund if you dont like them after a few weeks.Poor customer service.Not recommended!… Read Full Review

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“Customer service - not helpful, poor value for money.”

Written on: 07/12/2012 by Miramalna (2 reviews written)

Very unhelpful customer service. Could only get their answering machine on most of my calls. Wanted to swap a lesson on one occasion with another member (who has similar class half an hour later with the same teacher). called to check if its possible on monday and was promissed a call back wich never happened so had to call again on wd ( my class was on thu) and had to explain again to a different person, who then checked if i can swap the whole remaining term with someone instead of just one… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Such Great Classes!”

Written on: 26/11/2012

My little one has been swimming with Water Babies since she were 3 months old and she are now nearly 3 years old. She is so confident in the water and the Water Babies classes have taught her not only everything which has helped her learn to swim but they have also taught her Water Safety (she could hold onto the side of a pool and pull herself out at a very young age!). The extra small delights that it has given us is the ease of bath times - she loves the water going in her face! I was quite… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“TOO EXPENSIVE AND REGIMENTAL”

Written on: 08/09/2012

I started the Waterbabies course with my son when he was 16 weeks old and completed the beginners course and the intermediate course.I wasn't able to attend the subsequent course and started classes at a local swim school which are much better and at a fraction of the price (£24 for 7 weeks which could be paid as you go or in a one go but cost would be carried over if you couldn't attend a class).Things I didn't like about waterbabies :(1)definately over-priced for what you get (you're rushed… Read Full Review

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“Dont waste your money ”

Written on: 14/08/2012

Dont Take your precious child to this place. Virgin active has cheaper swimming lessons in a clean pool. we were so excited for our son to attend this course. the pool was not very clean firstly. Secondly they cancelled the course halfway through and everytime they emailed the night before the course saying there was a pool problem and out of their control. When I complained why there was not an alternative they emailed back very rudely saying we couldn't do anything about it . Our son only… Read Full Review

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“Money, Money, Money”

Written on: 16/07/2012 by argyle30 (1 review written)

We gave up halfway through the 1st course (water babies) as we were not happy with the direction of the course - getting babies to swim unaided underwater just so that they could have their picture taken at a nice price. The swimming instructors were nice but you could tell they were being put under pressure to push the under water picture sales. Our son hated the under water swims and often got left out of certain activities as a result. Bath time also became problematic when they used to be… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great, brill, fab, lovely friendly team”

Written on: 07/07/2012 by Danielle_jake (1 review written)

I have been taking my 2yr old son to water babies since he was 7 months olds and feel this one of the best things I have done with him. Yes the photos are expensive but they are of a very good standard and something that not everyone has.( personally we never experienced any hard sell at all). We attend a class in the west midlands and find everyone involved very friendly and helpful, even rearranging lessons due to holidays and sickness. My little boy loves his lessons and always has, that… Read Full Review

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“Water Babies terrible review”

Written on: 25/06/2012 by Happymummy991 (1 review written)

Instructor very good with babies- only positive! Extremely expensive for an overly tired repetitive routine, babies learn to be confident in the water which can also be achieved b taking little one to the pool on a regular basis. Hidden charges on top of an already ridiculously expensive initial fee of £15 PER LESSON! The underwater photo shoot is the ultimate financial insult- £45 just for the shoot with no photos then a further £500 for the the pics on a memory stick as a photographer I… Read Full Review

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“Poor customer service”

Written on: 16/05/2012 by hellomarsha (3 reviews written)

It's a shame that the customer service for Water Babies swimming lessons are so poor, because the organisation does have some good teachers. However, the organisation is too focused on making money, and not focused enough on making sure the logistics are taking care of. There are several other swimming lesson companies that are more cost-effective and offer higher quality and better organisation… Read Full Review

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“Very disappointed”

Written on: 12/05/2012

Bought for my grandson wanted a activity daughter and son in law could do together for quality family time as they both work spoke to teacher explaining what I wanted .was really upset as only one parent could go in as overcrowded pool wouldn't refund please don't waste your money expensive for what you get… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“very expensive”

Written on: 11/05/2012

I thought the classes were good but repetitive, pool facilities small and crowded. They demand you pay upfront and not per lesson and are fairly aggressive at getting payment. they also have hidden charges which are easy to fall for such as nappy charges and Photograph shoots. Do not do the photo shoot, no refund if no results… Read Full Review

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