Setting Up Your Home Routine

 

All you need is 10 to 15 minutes:

  • Pick a time, daytime or evening, when you're feeling relaxed and your baby is quiet and alert. (If you try to massage a fussy baby, you may over-stimulate him/her and make him/her even more unhappy.)

  • Try starting after a diaper change, after a nap, as part of a bath-time/bed-time routine.

  • If you have a newborn under 2 months, any time of day that he/she is in quiet alert (often after a diaper change, nap or feeding; however, don't massage belly until 15-20 minutes after a full feeding to avoid spit-up).

 

Before you begin:

  • Make sure the room is warm and quiet- living room, nursery or where you’re most comfortable with adequate back support.  Sit on the floor with your back against a sofa, bed or cushy chair.  Turn down the lights, play soft music, and electric candles are a nice touch.

  • Take off any jewelry that could get in the way.

  • Prep your organic cold-pressed vegetbale/plant-based Oil, waterproof Massage Towel, small Pillow to support baby's head *Infant Massage Kits available for purchase.

  • Remove baby's clothing (diaper free is preferred), lay him/her facing up on waterproof towel, with small pillow under his head. Try this on your lap for constant connection, Indian baby massage style.

  • Begin with deep breaths, and soothing sounds or singing. Babies LOVE parent’s voice.

  • When he seems tuned in to you, try simple Infant Massage techniques which you can learn from Summer Sinclair-Menkee, Certified IAIM Instructor, through our videos, parent & me classes or private instruction

 

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