Location: Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL. Classroom Hummingbird (Classroom A)
Time: 6-8:00 P.M.
Research has shown infants need touch for survival; it is not a luxury, but a necessity. Loving touch can help parents bond with their babies, improve baby health and sleeping patterns, and reduce colic. These benefits can start to be introduced soon after birth. In this class parents will learn techniques for a "full body" infant massage, appropriate equipment, benefits and contraindications. Massage can begin as soon after birth as possible, with the exception of premature babies who may find it over stimulating. Babies should be in an open crib and competently feeding before baby massage can start.