DescriptionExplains 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
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.