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Baby Massage For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-7841-0
283 pages
February 2005
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Explains massage for preemies, newborns, and toddlers

Soothe your baby and promote well-being the all-natural way

Curious about baby massage? Featuring illustrations and step-by-step instructions, this friendly guide makes it easy to use techniques that can reduce your baby's stress; ease the discomfort of colic, constipation, and teething; and create a strong attachment between the two of you. You'll also find suggestions for making massage part of your everyday routine.

Discover how to:
* Ease common ailments
* Enhance your bond with your baby
* Stimulate growth and development
* Comfort a fussy baby
* Massage babies with special needs
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Introduction.

Part I: Nothing Quite Like Touch.

Chapter 1: Welcoming Your Baby into the Wonderful World of Massage.

Chapter 2: Understanding the Benefits of Baby Massage.

Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Baby Better.

Chapter 4: Preparing for the Big Massage.

Part II: Different Strokes for Different Folks: Massaging Baby.

Chapter 5: Massaging the Front Side.

Chapter 6: Massaging the Face and Neck.

Chapter 7: Massaging the Back Side.

Part III: Making Massage Part of Your Baby’s Life.

Chapter 8: Preemies and Newborns.

Chapter 9: Older Babies and Toddlers.

Chapter 10: Fitting Massage into Nap, Bath, and Diaper Time.

Part IV: Easing Health Problems with Massage.

Chapter 11: Massage for Common Ailments and Problems.

Chapter 12: Massage for Emotional and Developmental Issues.

Chapter 13: Massage for High Risk Babies.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 14: (Almost) Ten Special Techniques.

Chapter 15: Ten Great Massage Resources.

Index.

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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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“...has illustrations and step-by-step instructions to show you how to use techniques that can reduce your baby’s stress…” (Manchester Evening News, 22nd March 2005)
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