comforting touch for babies
Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to foster healthy bonding and attachment with your baby?
Are you interested in learning natural ways to soothe your baby's common discomforts with simple nurturing touch?
Comforting Touch for Babies empowers and educates parents and other caregivers in the use of infant massage to enhance bonding, relaxation, and healthy development.
Research and anecdotal experiences have shown numerous benefits of infant massage including:
Improved sleep for babies and caregivers
Relief for constipation, gas, and colic
Enhanced neurological development
Increased paternal bonding
Decreased postpartum depression
Comforting Touch for Babies will give you the tools and confidence you need to practice and reap the positive short and long-term benefits of nurturing touch and baby massage.
Upcoming Class Dates*
Single Class Date: Thursday Sept 12th 2019
Times: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Location: Manhattan Birth
948 Columbus Avenue #2S
Fee: $50/infant; up to 2 caregivers welcome per child.
Class sizes are small and space is limited, so register now to reserve your spot!
*Inquire about private classes if the above dates and times do not work for you.
Photo credit: Zivar Amrami
What are Comforting Touch for Babies classes like?
Besides fun and educational!?
Comforting Touch for Babies classes are offered as a single class or 4 week series in a community of other loving caregivers (3 week private classes are also available upon request) in which you will cumulatively learn how to give a relaxing full body baby massage in addition to specific techniques to relieve common discomforts such as gas and teething. Each week a series of new techniques are taught.
Your instructor is an Internationally Certified Infant Massage Teacher (CIMT) trained to educate and empower you in a variety of techniques of nurturing touch and well as facilitating conversations on the science of touch, recognizing baby's cues, behavioral states, communication, development, and more.
Handouts and massage oil are included in your cost.
Who should attend Comforting Touch for Babies classes?
The short answer is simple; families who love their children! Classes are perfect for parents of any kind; moms, dads, adoptive parents, grandparents, expectant parents and any approved caregiver who wants to learn infant massage.
Baby comes with you! Infants from 3 weeks to pre-crawling are welcome in the company of up to 1 additional caregiver at no extra cost.
Come as you are, whether baby is smiley and happy, sleeping, "fussy", breastfed, bottle fed, or still in-utero...
Expectant parents are also welcome to participate in preparation and anticipation of the arrival of their little one(s). You will practice on dolls provided in class.
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