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Baby Massage: Soothing Strokes for Healthy Growth Spiral-bound – April 6, 2006

4.3 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

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About the Author

Suzanne Reese is a certified instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage. In high demand as an educator and certification instructor, she trains the staff in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Avery (April 6, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670037508
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670037506
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 7.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #733,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Spiral-bound
This book makes me want to have another baby! This book is so much fun! The author does an excellent job of delivering what is really a very important message about early infant growth and development while preserving a simple and fun approach that inspires the reader to want to give it a try. Once you try it, you're hooked! If done the way the author suggests in the CLASS approach, you are setting you and your baby up for optimum communication, positive shared experiences and an all around good time that you 'll want again and again. The format is genius - flipchart style! Get this book. If you don't, you are missing out on one of the joys of parent-infant interaction - and it's EXCELLENT FOR DADS too!
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We have learned so much in the last decade about what babies want and need in order to grow into healthy people. Suzanne's book teaches us how to connect with our babies through compassionate touch. She explains to us and shows us how to have experiences that contribute to the physical, social, and emotional development of our little ones. This is a MUST HAVE for couples thinking about conceiving, those who are pregnant, and anyone who is responsible for nurturing and caring for babies.
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Suzanne has it down. You might begin this book with the intention of giving your baby all of the benefits that massage has to offer Such as promoting physiological, neurological and psychological development and function.

But, as it turns out, the bonding that occurs during these special times you spend with your baby are priceless. Developing a deep relationship with your baby that will last a lifetime.

Thanks Suzanne!
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As an exhausted new parent I want to read books that get straight to the point, provide simple and straightforward information, and expand my parenting repertoire. This book met these criteria in spades. The introduction provides important background information about the benefits of infant massage, while not being overly technical or trying to "sell" something I am already open to learning. The author also directs readers to other books by experts in infant massage if a more comprehensive read is desired.

The techniques are easy to follow and the photographs provide a clear visual demonstration. Reese also offers suggestions for songs to sing along with the different massages! One thing I researched a little more is oils with good reviews by other parents since Reese informs parents that they should only use oils that you would cook with. I have found that Burt's Bees Burt's Bees Apricot Baby Oil 4 fl oz oil and California Baby California Baby Calming Massage Oil Aromatherapy - 4.5 oz got great reviews on their infant oils.
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I loved this book. I used it on my first daughter and massaged her legs, feet, arms and hands every night before bed. We also used it to massage her tummy when she got gassy. She loved it. My second daughter was very colicky and gassy and we used every technique to help soothe her. We used the tummy ones along with gas drops to help her relieve the gas pain from crying so much. I would highly recommend this book to any new mom.
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I love this book. The flip format made it easy for me to use while teaching infant massage classes and also when I was massaging my own babies. Clear and informative writing and detailed descriptions of infant massage techniques make this book a must for new parents.
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This is so great to not only allow both parents or even a grandparent to bond with the baby, it is so stimulating as well as calming for the baby as well. Easy to follow directions and pictures. A must for any 1st time parents!
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This is a cute book and would make a cute addition to any gift, but it was kind of a no-brainer. The massages suggested were pretty obvious and I realized my husband and I already doing them since my son was born. If you have any imagination, you can figure out the "moves" on your own. There are no "earth shattering" revelations in this book.
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