What do I need to bring with me to the baby massage classes?


In case your baby is sensitive to particular materials and/or washing detergents we ask that you bring a towel from home for baby.




Do I need to bring massage oil with me to the classes?


No. I will provide you with a bottle of oil in the first class that you should bring with you to each subsequent class.




What should I do if my baby becomes distressed during a class?


Don't worry! As all parents are aware, crying is your baby's only means of communication in the early months. We encourage parents to respond to all of the signals and cues their baby gives whether these be giggles or teary moments. The aim of the course is to teach parents how to use baby massage. If you do not get to complete the full routine with your baby during the class, you will still be learning techniques that you can use at home at a time that is best for you and your baby. You will receive handouts detailing the routine in case you miss any instructions and we will recap each week what was covered in the previous session.




Will I be able to feed or change my baby during a class if needed?


Of course! When you attend Sweetest Feeling Infant Massage classes, I want you to feel completely relaxed and able to address the needs of your baby as you would at home. I only select venues which have suitable changing facilites and access for buggies.




Can I bring my other children with me to the classes?


Only babies booked onto the baby massage course can attend our classes due to health and safety reasons.




Can I bring my mum/partner/friend with me to the classes?


Each place on the baby massage course allows up to 2 adults and one baby to attend.




When should I avoid massaging my baby?


There are some circumstances when baby massage should be avoided. If a baby is suffering from any of the following conditions it would not be advisable to give the baby a massage: - acute infections - fever - sickness - diarrhoea - undiagnosed lumps and bumps - contagious disease - serious skin complaints - inflammation - recent haemorrhage - jaundice - meningitis - childhood leukemia - brittle bones - recent immunisation: wait at least 48 hours to avoid any negative effects of the immunistion. The local area of the immunnisation should not be massaged for 72 hours or until any lumps/bumps have disappeared. For your own peace of mind, please seek GP consent before attending the classes if your baby suffers from any of the following conditions: - congenital heart condition - recent operations or surgery - dislocation of the hip - spastic conditions where there is an increase in muscle tone - disfunctions of the nervous system




What age does my baby need to be to attend the classes?


Baby massage classes are suitable for babies from 6 weeks to crawling. Once babies start to become more mobile, participating in baby massage classes can become challenging!




How much does the course cost?


The cost of a 4-week course is £42.





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