Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring with me?
Nothing ( apart from yourself and your baby)
I provide a small bottle of organic sunflower oil, cushions and yoga mat and handout.
What if my baby cries?
We don’t mind! In fact I would be worried if they did not cry to communicate their need to you. You may find that your baby cries during part of the massage session. This is completely normal and does not mean that you are doing something wrong or that your baby does not like what you are doing. If your baby begins to cry during the massage you are the best judge of whether to finish the massage or continue. Try to identify why your baby is crying by listening to his different cries. If you feel your baby has had enough, try again another day. Remember you are learning about massage and yoga together. If you have an active or sensitive baby, then keep sessions short. Most importantly follow your instinct, during class you are encouraged to follow your baby’s needs, feeding, sleep, cuddle, or they just might not fancy a massage at 10am in the morning (shocking I know, who wouldn’t want a massage) but they may just prefer a massage at a different time of the day.
A little bit of massage works wonders!
What if I miss a session?
If you miss a session, don’t worry we repeat everything each week and you can catch up with anything you are unsure of. If you need extra help, just ask me. I also send a video of what we have learnt that session, which also gives your partner an opportunity to practice and have some bonding time with baby.
When to massage?
Always massage your baby when they are calm and alert. Do not massage your baby if he is unwell, has a fever, upset tummy, sickness, rash, unusual lumps or bumps or any contagious disease. If your baby has any chronic medical conditions, seek GP consent. Do not massage within 72 hours of jabs if they have a high temperature and avoid area for 48 hours.
Classes are about learning about how you can communicate, soothe and connect with your baby. It is better to do a minute of massage with a happy baby rather than keep up with the session if baby doesn’t want to join in. There will be plenty of opportunity to practice later in the course or at home.