At what age can I start to massage my baby?
What oil can i use to massage my baby?
A scent free vegetable oil,preferably cold pressed and organic. One example of readily available and acceptable is sunflower oil
Where is a good place to give the massage?
preferably somewhere you and your baby can relax without other distractions.somewhere with natural daylight or subdued lighting.we shall show you sitting position so that you can feel comfortable and your baby feels supported
When would be best time to massage the baby?
When your baby is quiet and alert,lying awake,interested in what is going on around them and interact with you.
How long does each session of massage take?
As long as your baby likes it! Our lessons are totally baby led. As babies become more tolerant with age and experience, they will need to be massaged for longer.
Should i massage my baby everyday?
The massage will become part of your daily routine. Ideally daily massage would be great. You can massage more than once a day if that is what you want to do and more importantly if your baby is happy to receive it.
Are there any times when i shouldn't massage my baby?
We don’t recommend massaging a baby when they are not awake or are saying ‘no’ to massage
Is massage for all babies?
Absolutely yes. Our approach is regardless of whatever medical conditions or additional needs a baby may have,that a baby still has a need for touch and communication.
Can dads or others be involved?
Dads really benefit from learning massage; helping them connect and interact with their baby on a deeper level than day-to-day contact.