Baby Massage

What is baby massage?

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 Before babies learn to speak, one of the key ways you can communicate with your child is through touch. Baby massage is one of the earliest – and easiest – things you can do for your baby, and it’s a great way to bond.   Positive, loving touch – like that used in baby massage – has been proven to have a substantial physical, emotional, mental and social benefit to babies who are regularly massaged by their parents/caregivers.   Bonding with your baby can take time and doesn't always happen easily. The bonding experience can be encouraged through touch, through spending quality time together and through eye-to-eye contact with your baby. Baby massage can play a vital role in this process, particularly if you've struggled due to postnatal depression, an early baby or medical problems. It's a great thing for dads to learn too, especially if mum is breastfeeding and he feels left out.  

What are the benefits of baby massage?

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  •  Promotes parent-child attachment, communicating feelings of love, care and respect 
  • Can ease the symptoms of colds, colic, constipation and teething 
  • Stimulates digestion, increases circulation, boosts immunity 
  • Prepares your baby’s body for a deeper, more restful sleep 
  • Offers multi-sensory stimulation 
  • Assists with milk production in breastfeeding mums 
  • Massage can help babies who are premature and those with disabilities too, improving muscle tone and stimulating growth hormones    

What to expect from a Little Legs Baby Massage course:

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  • All of our classes are baby-led, which means that baby has the choice to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the massage, with no pressure placed on parent or baby 
  • Each session will build up slowly to a full head-to-toe massage for baby  
  • Expert tuition from a Baby & Beyond qualified Infant Massage teacher
  • Small, friendly class groups of no more than 10 parents and babies      
  • A bottle of oil for massages
  • A massage booklet and weekly hand-outs (so you can continue what you learn at home)
  • Online support 
  • Paediatric First Aid Awareness
  • Refreshments and time for a chat after each class
  • Certificate of Attendance for baby at the end of the course
  • Stress-free, relaxed and comfortable venues, where you can unwind with your baby, as well as meet other parents and their babies  · The opportunity to have your classes at home, either one-to-one or with a group of friends  

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Baby Massage courses – price information

  •  5 one-hour sessions held at one of our venues around Nottinghamshire £40 (includes  Paediatric First Aid Awareness) 


  • 4 one-hour sessions held at your home   £50    *Please contact us directly to book dates and times for your course*


  • We advise that babies are over 4 weeks old when they start a course; they can join us any time before they begin to actively crawl.