Instructor Baby Massage Lesson Essay

951 Words Jan 25th, 2013 4 Pages
My first baby massage lesson!!!

Welcome to your first baby massage session, my name is .........., and I will be with you during the next five weeks teaching you this amazing technique which help both of you, baby and mum or dad to improve in the ways that I will to explain to you in a few minutes. But first of all I would like to tell you that don’t worry if the baby cries, don’t feel uncomfortable, get up if you need, hug and cuddle her, feel free to be dedicated to the baby as if you were in your home. For all of us today and the next few weeks that we will share time together, the most important will be the baby and her comfort.
Now it is your turn and I would like you introduce yourself and your babies please.
Thank you so
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The best time is the quiet alert state and we can identify it in Newborns when they make small, infrequent movements, if any at all. The eyes remain open wide in watchful awareness. Quiet alert babies are relaxed, calm, and happy. Babies in this state are ready to learn and socialize with everyone around them. Stare contently at your face, follow your voice, and work hard to interact and play with you.
Infant cues:
So that the baby recognise that it is time for massage we should begin all our massage sessions with a visual cues: Add a bit of oil massage in our hands and rub them in front of her eyes and if the baby’s response is positive then we will undress the baby and begin if he is not happy with being naked he can be massaged partially or fully clothed.
Positioning of the baby.

Tips for parents: * Use a comfortable surface, towel and massage oil. * Remove any rings or bracelets you wear * Ensure that nails are sooth and hands clean * Tie your long hair * Be careful with very loose clothes you wear * Relax before starting with some breathings * Respect the V zone. Don’t massage this area * Interact with your baby while the massage ALWAYS START AND FINISH YOUR MASSAGE SESSION WITH THE COVER OF LOVE. Stroke from the top of the head down baby’s sides to the feet.
Today’s session is about Face and Head, the massage in this part of the body stimulates and can help cold symptoms and it is very relaxing. But

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