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Baby Massage: A Practical Guide to Massage and Movement for Babies and Infants Paperback – August 15, 1996


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (August 15, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312145454
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312145453
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.3 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,734,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

In this profusely illustrated work, Walker expands on his earlier The Book of Baby Massage (S. & S., 1988) to offer a variety of massage movements for babies that evolve into gentle exercises for flexibility and strength. He includes suggestions for basic massage oils and preparation of the newborn for later massage. Also described are the many benefits for both baby and parent, including bonding, socialization, and enhanced physical development. For popular parenting and health collections.?Susan B. Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, Ohio
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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This how-to book is an ideal guide for helping parents learn about the movement and muscular development of growing babies. The author demystifies massage, focusing on its practical benefits rather than on its magical powers, although he gives a brief history of the art and its uses throughout the world. The book gives useful tips on how to introduce massage to an infant, how to recognize and react to the important stages of physical development, and, of course, how actually to massage a baby. Parents will also welcome the final chapter, called "A Healing Touch," which deals with the ways massage could help children and parents with special needs. Mary Frances Wilkens

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sw on July 25, 2007
Format: Paperback
I bought several books on massage for babies and Peter Walker (no relation) is by far the best writer on the subject. This book also includes flexibity exercises that babies love to do.
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Love the book. I read it first from cover to cover, then started using just the massage instructions. I massage our 7-month baby boy every morning using the grapeseed oil just as the author recommends. My boy loves the massage, he's become very flexible, and he is about to sit. I consult the book and refresh my memory every now and then, and it helps not to forget the important details. Sometimes I combine some play into the massage session to keep my baby interested.
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9 of 65 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 5, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book teach how meet a relationship with the hands between your baby and you without words. It helps also to know what important is the precocious stimulation on a baby.
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