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Baby Massage for Babies 8 weeks to mobile

Date: 27 April – 18 May 2022

Day/Time: Wednesdays: 1.30 – 3pm

Location: Mansfield Central Library

Sessions: 4

About this course

A family learning course for parents and babies aged 8 weeks to being mobile.

The course aims to provide parents with knowledge and skills of how to massage their baby; and gives information on the principles and benefits of baby massage.

What will be covered on the course?  

  • Each week the focus is on learning the massage strokes for a specific part of the body and considering the particular benefits for this area. Additionally, there is the opportunity to recap on the strokes covered the previous week. Parents will practice the strokes during the weekly session and are encouraged to incorporate massage into daily routines with their babies.
  • Singing and rhymes are used to help engage the babies’ attention and for the parents to remember the strokes.

What will learners achieve by the end of the course?  

  • To know the principles and benefits of baby massage.
  • To be confident to provide massage for your baby.
  • To be familiar with massage sequences which may help alleviate wind and colic, and teething discomfort.
  • To be aware of good environmental conditions for massage.
  • To have knowledge of behavioural states and engagement / disengagement cues.

What skills or knowledge do learners already need to have to attend the course? 

  • None needed.

You will need:

  • A blanket or towel and baby changing mat.
  • Massage oil is provided but If parents choose to bring their own it is advisable to use a natural (e.g., sunflower) rather than synthetic oil.

Suggested Reading for the course –  

  • Infant Massage, Vimala McClure

Booking your place and fee information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

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