Introducing Infant Massage

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Human touch is one of the first senses to develop and one of the first ways a parent communicates with baby. If you think about how a hug or a pat on the back has the possible to make us feel deeply, then it is not hard to understand how a soothing touch can have a deep effect on babies and their parents and caregivers. It’s no wonder that infant massage has been practiced around the world for centuries.

Benefits of Infant Massage
According to the nursery teacher training course, comforting strokes relax baby, release stress, and increase the bond between baby and adult. The special time between parents and babies spent in massage can make a mother feel better. What’s more, infant massage has confirmed benefits for preterm and special needs babies. Massage can help absorption, relieve stomach pain, boost immune activity, and improve the baby’s skill to fall asleep.

Getting Started
Many early childhood care and education experts agree that taking a class on infant massage from a specialized, trained instructor is the best way to learn, but “Getting started can be as easy as using long strokes on your baby’s arms and legs when you are bathing them or putting on lotion,” according to teacher training Mumbai, “The basic method of infant massage are firm but gentle strokes that help to uphold calming and development for the baby and parent. Strokes away from the body promote calming and relaxation. Strokes towards the body or heart help promote stimulation of the muscles. A good toddler massage routine will offer a mixture of different types of strokes and last approximately 10-20 minutes.” When massaging, feel free to use soap, baby lotion, or non-toxic oil such as almond, to reduce roughness. In addition, sing, talk to baby, or play peaceful music while you massage.

Tips for Successful Infant Massage
Teacher training notes in Infant Massage that these elements are important for a successful experience:
• A calm frame of mind. Relax!
• A good time of day. Some massage is stimulating and can be too much for a baby right before nap or bedtime, while for others, massage can help discharge energy to help them settle down more easily for sleep. Many people have success introducing massage during or after a bath.
• A warm, quiet location. Since there is no one right place or position in which to do massage, holding a infant in the bath, laying a infant on a changing table, or positioning you and infant at ease on the floor with blankets all work evenly well.

The first sense to develop in the womb is the sense of touch, and all babies respond positively to being held, stroked and cuddled by their parents.

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John Cruser holds Master’s in Psychology Degree. He was working as supervisor in correspondence teacher training course.
Currently, He is working as course co-ordinator for
early childhood education degree (ecce) & montessori course in mumbai(ntt) courses since last 20 years.

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This article was published on 2012/02/21