Dad's + Baby Massage
Baby massage is a wonderful shared experience for parent and baby. Why should mums only have all the fun? Dad’s learn nurturing massage strokes to connect and form a deep bond with their babies. Whilst mums link up in the Cafe just outside the room and are on hand should in case baby needs a feed or re-assurance.
This is a hands on massage class where dad’s learn the basics of baby massage and yoga and are taught strokes to aid digestion and sleep and tips to comfort a grumpy baby as well as ideas for playing with their little one. You will also be given a bottle of oil and handouts.
After the one hour massage class, dad & mums get to mingle over refreshments & snacks. Best of all Dad leaves with a renewed sense of confidence and a skill that he can use with his new baby. And maybe he makes a new dad-friend too!
Suitable for Babies 10 weeks to 6 months
“As they learn to soothe their babies, fathers notice that their own stress levels lessen. Together they experience the calming power of touch and begin to build life-long attachments”. Tiffany Field, PhD, Director of Touch Research Institutes at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
An Australian study of infant massage and baby bonding showed that at 12 weeks old, babies that had been massaged by their fathers, greeted their fathers with more eye contact, smiling, vocalising and touch, than those in the controlled group and the fathers experienced improved self-esteem as a parent due to the increased involvement.
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