Friday, March 16, 2012

Baby massage

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Saskia and I enrolled in a baby massage course with one of my dearest friends and her sweet little 6 month old girl. It's been such a lovely thing to do together, and so many benefits for little ones.

The course is run by Jules who has a beautifully calm manner and there are only two other mamas and babies in the class. We sit on Jules' vintage floral sheet in her studio, massage chubby legs and bellies with jojoba oil, giggle at our wriggly babies, share mama stories and drink juice and eat muesli cookies.

Little Saskia, being busy and curious, doesn't often stay on her back for long, preferring to roll over onto her tummy...and chew the massage dolls. So I just let her be. We had success though last week with the tummy massage! Big smiles, bright eyes. Such a beautiful way to bond with your little one.

We try to do a little massage each day at home, even if it's just one leg. Have found that the curve of her change mat entices her to stay on her back, so I generally use this. If the day is warm we throw open the sliding doors and massage in the fresh air. And if she's not feeling it, well, at least it's a good spot for a nudie wiggle.


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  2. dude, you are awesome. Seriously, i love your approach to this- do it when it works, just be nude and awesome when it doesn't.

    xo em

  3. Sounds like such a great bonding activity and relaxing for you both. I did a baby massage class when Grace was a bub but never went to regular classes.

    By the way, the owl cross-stitch pattern I blogged about is from Etsy. The shop is called Sewingseed. They have lots of cute patterns and they're really cheap.

  4. I'm definitely going to do one of these courses too. It sounds like such a nice way to spend some nice time doing something different with the little ones! xx

  5. Thank you for posting this! What a fantastic thing you are doing for your beautiful baby girl. I have a seven-month-old baby and love to give him massages... but lately he will not stay on his back! Using the changing pad is a great idea- will have to try that!

  6. Such a lovely thing to do with your gorgeous little one xx

  7. love this idea. if i ever have babies this is one thing i will definitely be doing!

    Kel xx

    p.s - thanks for the book reccommendation! will have to check it out!