Baby massage is a really special way to spend some lovely one to one time with your little one in those early months. It gives you the opportunity to get out of the house, to meet other parents but also to learn to massage your baby using techniques to stimulate, sooth and calm.
Baby massage can help your baby to sleep better, reduce crying and relieve problems such as wind, colic, constipation and reflux. It can also help reduce post-natal depression.
Benefits for baby
♥ Develops a bond with your baby
♥ Helps your baby to feel loved
♥ Relief from teething pains
♥ Helps relieve wind, colic & reflux
♥ Helps your baby sleep better
♥ Teaches baby how to relax
♥ Aids digestion
♥ Builds up the immune system
♥ Promotes physical development
♥ Improves muscle tone & growth
When & where:
Classes are every Wednesday morning at 10am - 11:30am, in the 360 Yoga studio, in St.Benildus College, Stillorgan
Benefits for you
♥ Provides close & nurturing contact
♥ Quality one-to-one time with baby
♥ Meet other new parents
♥ Helps reduce postnatal depression
♥ Improved confidence
♥ Learn to understand baby’s cues
♥ Bond with your baby
♥ Enhances early communication
♥ Tea & coffee & chat
What to bring:
Bring your baby along with your changing bag (nappies, wipes, bottles etc.) and a blanket or towel for your baby to lie on. Make sure to wear some comfy clothing too!
The classes last about an hour and a half and the course is taught over 5 weeks. This is to give both you and your baby time to learn and become comfortable with the massage.
And did you know...
You can claim up to €100 back on the cost of the massage classes from VHI, Laya & Aviva.
A 5 week course costs €120 which includes oils, handouts, massage manual and refreshments.