Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents by Vimala Schneider McClureDiscover the gentle art of Infant Massage...
In this completely updated version of her renowned classic, Vimala McClure, founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, and its premier proponent in the United States, helps you master the techniques of infant massage so you can incorporate this joyful and wonderful healing art into your babys life. She shows you why a daily massage can be one of the greatest gifts you give your child...and yourself. For generations mothers the world over have known that the soft stroke of their hands soothes, calms, and communicates their love to their babies. Now scientific research proves that massage can do all that and more.
In Infant Massage, McClure shares how massage benefits children--easing discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight, even helping asthmatic children improve breathing function. She explains each step of the massage process with simple easy-to-follow instructions and delightful photographs demonstrating each stroke. Youll also find:
Specific routines tailored to help relieve colic, fever, chest and nasal congestion
Modified instructions for premature infants and babies with special needs
Helpful hints on dealing with crying and fussing
Lullabies, rhymes, and games to enhance the massage experience
Guidance for teaching children about good touch
A special chapter dedicated to fathers
Compassionate advice for foster and adoptive parents
And much more
8 baby massage mistakes to avoid
Step-by-step instructions from Youtube, check. Nicely scented oil and room, check. Soothing music, check. Your child may be receptive in the morning, after a bath or before bedtime. Sure, regular massages offer plenty of health benefits. By allowing someone else — other than yourself or spouse — to do this intimate activity with your little one, you disturb that bond and emotional relationship.
5 days ago There are many benefits to massaging your baby, but you could end up So, why doesn't your little one enjoy your affectionate strokes?.
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How To Start With Baby Massage
Baby massages have a variety benefits. With each gentle stroke, your baby will feel nurtured and loved, strengthening the bond between the two of you. Massages will also allow your baby to feel more relaxed, which may improve their sleep. Some research suggests baby massage might even promote healthy growth , although further research is needed. Not sure where to start?