How long does the session last?
Each session is approximately 90 minutes long
What should I bring with me?
Please bring along your usual baby bag, nappies, wipes, milk etc. You will also need 2 towels - one to lie your baby on, and another to cover them when necessary so they stay nice and warm. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing as we will sit on the floor and the room temperature is warm.
What age baby is the course suitable for?
The course is suitable for babies from birth to 1 year old (preferably pre-crawling). The earlier the better as it will to establish positive routines and bonding.
What if I have twins?
Twins and more are welcome at baby massage classes. In order to maintain the benefits of massage and continuity of the relationship between the massage giver and the child, IAIM recommends that the only people to provide the massage should be primary carers or close family members. You will therefore need to bring either a close family member that will enable both twins to be massaged simultaneously, or a trusted friend who can hold and care for one baby while the other is massaged by their primary caregiver.
What if my baby falls asleep?
No problem. This is to be expected particularly with very little ones. There are dolls available for you to practise the massage strokes on during the session.
What if my baby cries?
That's fine. All babies cry sometimes, no-one will worry about it or judge you.
What if my baby soils during the session?
Don't worry - this is not unusual especially during tummy massage! There will be wipes at hand and you can change your baby whenever you need to,
What if my baby needs feeding?
Please feel free to feed your baby whenever they need it during the session - breast or bottle is fine.