Baby Massage for Dummies
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Explains massage for preemies, newborns, and toddlers Soothe your baby and promote well-being the all-natural way Curious about baby massage? Featuring illustrations and step-by-step instructions, this friendly guide makes it easy to use techniques that can reduce your baby's stress; ease the discomfort of colic, constipation, and teething; and create a strong attachment between the two of you. You'll also find suggestions for making massage part of your everyday routine. Discover how to: * Ease common ailments* Enhance your bond with your baby* Stimulate growth and development* Comfort a fussy baby* Massage babies with special needsThe fun and easy way to enhance a baby's health and well-being Baby massage is a hot new parenting trend the all-natural way to soothe a baby's pain and discomfort, enhance parent-baby bonding, and stimulate healthy growth and development. Featuring step-by-step photographs, this friendly guide shows parents and caregivers how to get started with baby massage, offering specific techniques for a wide range of situations, from settling babies to sleep and alleviating disruptive crying to easing the pain of colic, teething, and gastrointestinal upsets. It also explains simple baby massage moves that can stimulate brain development and build a baby's strength and flexibility. Joanne Bagshaw, MA (Brookhaven, NY), is the owner of Blue Point Wellness Centers, which offers massage, yoga, and more. Ilene Fox, LMT (Brookhaven, NY), is certified in pre- and postnatal massage. She is a massage therapist at the SUNY Stony Brook Department of Pediatrics.