This comprehensive, five-week course provides infant massage learning for parents to enhance communication and bonding; to ease digestion and sleep patterns; to support healthy development (physical, cognitive, sensory, motor, social, and emotional); and to boost confidence and joy in caring for baby. Together with their babies, parents receive gentle guidance for sharing nurturing touch -- including a time-tested series of full-body strokes -- in a relaxed, accepting environment. Sessions include friendly discussion of related topics: interpreting your baby's behavioral states, cues and reflexes; creating conditions for loving, lifelong attachment; trusting yourself as "expert"; listening to your baby as "teacher"; and finding camaraderie, community, joy, and humor on your personal parenting path. This course is appropriate for parents with babies in their first year, with an ideal opportunity from one month through pre-crawling. Class is limited to a small number of babies.
Fee includes take-home materials and email/phone support