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Baby Massage Class on Tuesday…Join us!

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Come join licensed Massage Therapist Martha Johnson

as she teaches you the power and gentle beauty

of Baby Massage:

Bring your baby (in your belly or out!) and a blanket.

learn how to communicate with your baby through the power of touch!

Tuesday March 16th at 5:30

At Partner’s.

Snacks provided

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  • Helps bond better with the baby

The more a mother cuddles and fondles her baby, the more likely she is to respond to it thus developing a strong attachment between the two.

  • Increases baby’s happiness

Through her touch, a mother communicates her feelings to her baby. Her baby, in turn, recognizes her touch and enjoys the close physical contact thus increasing the baby’s happiness.

  • Helps the baby grow into a more confident child

A baby recognizes her mother by her touch. On being touched, she feels comforted and secure knowing that her mother is there for her. This feeling of security translates into her growing up as a more confident and secure child.

 

  • Helps your baby gain weight

Babies that have been touched more often have been found to gain weight faster.

  • Better immune development

Studies have shown a link between increased physical contact between mother-baby and better immune development of the baby.

  • Deeper and easier breathing

Frequent and regular physical contact between mother and babies has shown to improve breathing in babies.

~Touch is one of the main ways to help you create a nurturing bond with your baby.

So touch her,

cuddle her,

cradle her

…and enjoy lots of special moments with your baby.

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* Study involving 2,500 UK parents; findings published in the new Johnson’s Baby Power of Touch report.

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