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Infant Massage--Revised Edition: A Handbook for Loving Parents
     

Infant Massage--Revised Edition: A Handbook for Loving Parents

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by Vimala Schneider McClure
 

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Discover the gentle art of Infant Massage...

In this completely updated version of her renowned classic, Vimala McClure, founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, and its premier proponent in the United States, helps you master the techniques of infant massage so you can incorporate this joyful and wonderful healing art into your

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Discover the gentle art of Infant Massage...

In this completely updated version of her renowned classic, Vimala McClure, founder of the International Association of Infant Massage, and its premier proponent in the United States, helps you master the techniques of infant massage so you can incorporate this joyful and wonderful healing art into your baby's life. She shows you why a daily massage can be one of the greatest gifts you give your child...and yourself.  For generations mothers the world over have known that the soft stroke of their hands soothes, calms, and communicates their love to their babies. Now scientific research proves that massage can do all that and more.

In Infant Massage, McClure shares how massage benefits children--easing discomfort, releasing tension, helping premature infants gain weight, even helping asthmatic children improve breathing function.  She explains each step of the massage process with simple easy-to-follow instructions and delightful photographs demonstrating each stroke. You'll also find:
Specific routines tailored to help relieve colic, fever, chest and nasal congestion
Modified instructions for premature infants and babies with special needs
Helpful hints on dealing with crying and fussing
Lullabies, rhymes, and games to enhance the massage experience
Guidance for teaching children about "good touch"
A special chapter dedicated to fathers
Compassionate advice for foster and adoptive parents
And much more


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307574794
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/05/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
272,517
File size:
16 MB
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Chapter 1:  Why Massage Your Baby?

Chapter 2:  Your Baby's Sensory World

Chapter 3:  Bonding, Attachment, and Infant Massage

Chapter 4:  Especially for Fathers

Chapter 5:  Helping Baby (and You) Learn to Relax

Chapter 6:  Music and Massage

Chapter 7:  Getting Ready

Chapter 8:  How to Massage Your Baby

Chapter 9:  Crying, Fussing, and Other Baby Language

Chapter 10: Minor Illness and Colic

Chapter 11: Your Premature Baby

Chapter 12: Your Baby With Special Needs

Chapter 13: Your Growing Child and Sibling Bonding Through Massage

Chapter 14: Your Adopted or Foster Children

Chapter 15: A Note to Teen Parents

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Meet the Author

For more than thirty years, Vimala McClure has worked with parents and babies using the ancient practice of infant massage to help create warm, intuitive bonds of love in families. She is the founder of the International Association of Infant Massage and the author of Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents, The Tao of Motherhood, A Woman’s Guide to Tantra Yoga, and The Path of Parenting.

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Infant Massage: A Handbook for Loving Parents 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
lover_of_many_books More than 1 year ago
I teach infant massage. My books were in storage from a move and I needed a book right away. This is an updated book from the ones that I have and I trust the author. I was more than happy to give my new mom this book so that she could have something to refer back to in between classes. The book arrived in tip top condition, as always and in a very speedy fashion. Thanks B & N.... you never let me down!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I've used this book as a reference for many new parents to assist them for over 20 years, my own daughter is a result of using this book and I can't say enough about the benefits of this book, Vimala is terrific for having researched abd written the fantastic book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our son was very 'gassy' for the first 6 weeks. These techniques helped when little else would! Plus, it gave us something practical to do when our little one seemed so unhappy. Highly recommend