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You and (New Born) Baby - Baby Massage as an opportunity for early play

on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 08:15

Massage for Baby, because Touch is an essential part of growth...

Happiest 2013 to you dear reader! I hope you had a magical christmas. That this new year may fill your heart with joy and laughter!

I would love to share with you today my best read post of the year 2012....check out also all the best of kids activities from my fellow bloggers. HERE.

The arrival of a baby is one of the most magical moments ever. Even if baby seems tiny and fragile, it has already many amazing capacities. At birth your baby can hear, smell, and respond to touch. Once you arrive at home you need to concentrate ofcourse  on the practical essentials first, keep baby clean, feeding, where to store diapers and clothes, and so on. But once necissities are taken care of, little baby NEEDS warm, playful interactions with the caretakers around him.

Allowing babies to experience and learn from their bodies and from their senses enriches their daily experiences and provides important information for them to interact more fully in their environment.

Massaging your baby starting from birth and even when you're pregnant while singing and touching your belly
-see and hear my song -
is a first sensorial play moment that creates the start of a life long bonding attachment between you both.

You can read about baby massage in my best of 2012 - article:  
"THE LOVING HANDS OF AN ADULT" .

 

These are my three main tips for parents who start to nurture touch their babies:

You can follow my Infant and toddlermassage Pinterest Board for additional information.

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Images:

- Skin to Skin: Image credit: logoboom / 123RF Stock Photo

- Happy baby being touched Image credit: naumoid / 123RF Stock Photo

Resources:

- Margaret Sassé: Baby in Beweging

- Ann Knecht Boyer: Giocare Con il Bambino

- Wendy S. Masi: Baby Play

- Zero to Three: Carin for Infants & Toddlers in Groups

- Beverly Kovacn: Being with Babies

 

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