Infant Massage Institute, Inc.
Hands That Heal

Bonding with your baby

Bonding with your Baby

Bonding, that unique and close attachment between you and your child, is enhanced with the observant and sensitive care of massage. The elements of bonding are inherent in infant massage: eye contact, skin contact, smiles, soothing sounds, smell, and loving communication. Responding to your baby's smiles , frowns, and squirms in this comforting way can reinforce the trust between the two of you, a trust which can provide the foundation of your relationship for years to come.

For fathers, massage offers a special opportunity to develop ease and intimacy with their children. This holds true for grandparents or other relatives, professional caregivers, and anyone wishing to develop closeness with babies in their care and to help them thrive.