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.
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