Baby Massage For Dummies
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Baby massage offers many great benefits. Massaging your baby can have a positive emotional impact on both of you. Here are just a few examples of the many emotional benefits:

  • Massage increases your confidence as a parent or caregiver.

  • It promotes bonding and attachment between you and your baby.

  • It creates trust between you and your baby.

  • It teaches your baby how to soothe herself.

  • It teaches your baby nonverbal communication skills.

  • It comforts jumpy and nervous babies.

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Joanne Bagshaw is a psychotherapist who also teaches yoga and holistic childbirth education classes. Ilene Fox is certified in pre- and postnatal massage.

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