AUTOPLAY
Getting ready for baby massage
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Hello!
Rosie is my glamorous assistant.
1. Rosie is my glamorous assistant.
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Finding the right time for a massage: go with your gut.
2. Finding the right time for a massage: go with your gut.
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Don’t massage a sleeping or crying baby.
3. Don’t massage a sleeping or crying baby.
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Colic massage can be given if baby is crying.
4. Colic massage can be given if baby is crying.
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There’s no precise time after a feed for a massage. When does baby seem comfortable on their back?
5. There’s no precise time after a feed for a massage. When does baby seem comfortable on their back?
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You can also use a cushion like I have with Rosie to keep babies with reflux comfortable.
6. You can also use a cushion like I have with Rosie to keep babies with reflux comfortable.
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It’s totally normal for your baby to cry during a session. Respond to their needs.
7. It’s totally normal for your baby to cry during a session. Respond to their needs.
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Feed, change nappies, soothe or put down for a nap during the class.
8. Feed, change nappies, soothe or put down for a nap during the class.
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Massage baby on the floor, in the bed or on a changing table.
9. Massage baby on the floor, in the bed or on a changing table.
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You can put baby on a blanket...
10. You can put baby on a blanket...
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... or on a changing mat and a towel.
11. ... or on a changing mat and a towel.
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Massage in a nice warm room.
12. Massage in a nice warm room.
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Patch test the oil on the outer thigh and check after an hour.
13. Patch test the oil on the outer thigh and check after an hour.
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Tie back long hair.
14. Tie back long hair.
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Keep nails short and smooth.
15. Keep nails short and smooth.
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Take off rings, watches and bracelets.
16. Take off rings, watches and bracelets.
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