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  1. #1
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    Default infant massage

    Is anyone doing infant massage?
    Do you use lotion or oil?
    Where did you learn techniques from?

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    Default Re: infant massage

    I give my lo one after baths...I use lotion (I would rather use 100% almond oil). I learned from my baby... I mean as I am applying the lotion I look for clues of what feels good and what doesn't...i.e, he doesn't like his feet touched much!
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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    I learned infant massage in a Mothers & Infants Yoga class that I took when DS was a few weeks old. I use cold-pressed apricot oil & have also heard that Burt's Bees makes a nice baby massage oil. I used to do massage every day with DS; however, at almost eight months old he is too much of a wiggleworm now! But I would highly recommend it. It is a nice way to bond with your baby.

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    Default Re: infant massage

    they had a free class at our libaray.
    What fun.... I lotion up my 4 year old almost every night her feet are so dry.

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    Default Re: infant massage

    Is there any advantage of oil over lotion?
    I've had trouble finding certain oils (apricot, almond, etc.) but I did find grapeseed oil. For those of you that use an oil - does it just get absorbed or do you need to "wash/rub" it off?
    And I suppose time of day and length of massage will be up to my LO?

    Should I get a book on infant massage or kinda just wing it?

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    Default Re: infant massage

    ive used lotion and i learned it from those parenting magazines...all mine have loved it

  7. #7
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    Default Re: infant massage

    I use almond oil and learned from a certified infant masseuse who came to my house and only charged $20 per half hour to teach us. It was pretty cool. If anyone is from the OKC area and wants her contact info, then PM me.

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