Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Contact: Maggie Reardon, [email protected]

Venue: Erikson Institute

Address: 451 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL, United States  Map

Cost: 40


Infant Massage Class for Dads

Saturdays, June 22 and 29, 10–11:30 a.m.
Erikson Institute, 451 North LaSalle, Chicago, 4th floor
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Come and learn basic techniques to massage your baby! During this two-class session, you will learn basic infant massage techniques, as well as how they relate to your baby’s needs. The class is taught by Chris Bakker, a certified infant massage instructor, and sponsored by Erikson’s Fussy Baby Network.

FEE: $40 for the series. Sliding fee available.
REGISTER: Contact Maggie Reardon at [email protected]

Infant massage has been practiced in many different cultures around the world for centuries. Following are some benefits for babies and parents:

  • Helps with Fussiness and Irritability
    Infant massage can aid in the regulation of the respiratory, circulatory, and gastrointestinal systems. Stomach massage can help with relief from gas and constipation.
  • Helps Baby to Soothe and Settle
    Infant massage can help to release the stress that infants encounter as they learn to deal with new stimuli every day.
  • Helps to Improve Baby’s Sleep
    Infant massage routines can help babies learn how to feel relaxed so that they can sleep better.
  • Promotes Communication
    Infant massage is a powerful form of non-verbal communication that gives a message of love and security. Caregivers learn how to read baby’s cues, and babies learn that they are heard.
  • Enhances Parent-Infant Relationship
    When you take time to massage your baby, you are conveying nurturing and love. In return, your baby will learn to convey a sense of well-being. These are essential ingredients for the parent-infant relationship.

Please call us at 888-431-BABY (2229) to find out more about our upcoming events.