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Review – A new mums experience of baby massage, and why it helped her confidence as a mother

As a new mummy, one of my biggest worries was that I was doing something wrong with my baby; especially if I was doing something differently to Joe Bloggs next door. Alexia, at Root sand Wings Parenting, works hard to let her mums know that ‘whatever (their) approach to parenting, baby massage is inclusive and benefits all babies. (And that) as the parent you are the expert on your baby and whichever method you choose is the right one for your baby and family!’ That message really spoke to me as a Mum and made me feel secure and comfortable when learning from her.

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What is the benefit of Baby Massage, and does it only apply to babies?

Baby Massage is something that I have been teaching for the last 4 years, it’s a wonderful skill to learn and something that both you and your baby will benefit from, and not just in the ways you might think. I must admit when I first heard about baby massage I must admit I sniggered!…

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Dear Gro Clock

Dear Gro Clock,
I must admit I was holding off on buying you for some time.
You held so much promise and I knew that once all other options had been exhausted I would be able to rely on you, for not only a decent night’s sleep, but to rise at an appropriate morning hour.
I knew that you would be able to solve all our problems. In your shiny box, with your lovely accompanying story.
Oh Gro Clock, how we pinned everything on you!!

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New baby’s guide to the first few days of life

This is a tongue in cheek look at a baby giving advice to another baby, on what to expect in those first few weeks of life…
“So you have just arrived, well, welcome to the ‘world’!”
“What a funny old place this is? It seems so emotional. Mummy, ‘the soft one’, cries a lot, and the flat chested one, Daddy, doesn’t seem too sure what to do with the crier, or you”.
“If you are wondering about all the noise, don’t be scared. This is just what its like on the ‘outside’. You’re used to muffled sounds and hearing the sweet tones of mummy, and the base of daddy’s voice, then to suddenly hear everything is SO much louder, is a shock…

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The role of a lifetime

When I first daydreamed about having children I couldn’t wait to start a family. To cuddle my infant, to be the one to sooth their cries and to kiss any hurts better. I imaged a baby or small child who would need my help. I didn’t think past this point, or that maybe it wasn’t just them that would need me, but I would feel a need to always protect and care for them

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