How Do You Know if This Course is For You?

  • Your baby has a hard time falling asleep and you want to help them relax

  • Your baby suffers from colic + gas, and you don't know what to do

  • You're looking for ways for you and/or your partner to bond with your baby

  • You're pregnant and you want to prepare how to manage sleepless nights and crying

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction to Baby Massage
  • 2
    Understanding Baby's States and Cues
    • The Best State to Massage Baby
    • Understand Infant Cues
    • Understanding Newborn Reflexes
    • How to Help A Crying Baby
  • 3
    Getting Prepared for the Massage
    • Massage Oils: What to Use and What to Avoid
    • Preparing for the Massage
    • Proper Positioning
    • Asking Permission
  • 4
    The Different Massage Strokes
    • Feet & Legs
    • Hands & Arms
    • The Chest
    • The Tummy
    • The Back
    • The Face
    • Massage Routine For Newborns (0-6 weeks)
    • Massage Routine For Relieving Gas + Colic
  • 5
    Relaxation and Touch Alternatives
    • Exercises For Baby
    • Touch Alternatives: For Babies Who Don't Enjoy Massage
    • How To Swaddle
    • Final Thoughts
  • 6
    Bonus: Swaddling Alternatives
    • 5.4 Swadding alternatives

Ready To Learn?

Take this 1 hour online class taught by certified massage therapist and nurse, Melanie Wattles

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What You'll Learn

  • Specific massage demonstrations to relieve colic and gas

  • Specific massage techniques that focus on the main areas of the body: hands/arms, legs/feet, tummy, back, and face

  • What kinds of oils are safe to use and how to mix essential oils into them

  • The increased bonding between parents/caregivers and babies when babies are massaged

  • How to know when is an appropriate time to massage your baby

  • The benefits of infant massage for the baby and parents/caregivers

Did You Know?

Fathers who massage their babies experience increased bonding with their children.

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Reviews

What Parents + Professionals Have to Say About This Course

  • Great variety of strokes and techniques

    Christina McGee

    For a brief introductory course, I was really impressed with the number of different stroke technique options presented. I've only tried a few of them out w...

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    For a brief introductory course, I was really impressed with the number of different stroke technique options presented. I've only tried a few of them out with my newborn so far, but she absolutely loved the toe presses. I look forward to incorporating more into diaper changes, helping her cope with gas, and easing her into sleepiness. I would absolutely recommend this class for a good amount of helpful information in a short amount of time. Great for new parents, caregivers, or even as a nice refresher for those who may have done some massage in the past, but want to remember go-to maneuvers.

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  • Good intro course

    Blissful Birthing

    This course covers all the massage basics for first time parents from massage oils to a few easy massage methods.

    This course covers all the massage basics for first time parents from massage oils to a few easy massage methods.

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  • Loved this course

    Elena Colon

    This was really helpful and informative for me as a birthworker working with postpartum parents. It so helpful and empowering for parents to heal and calm th...

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    This was really helpful and informative for me as a birthworker working with postpartum parents. It so helpful and empowering for parents to heal and calm their babies through their own touch. I would recommend all pregnant folks, new parents, grandparents and caregivers watch this!

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  • Infant Massage Expert

    Ashley Heisler

    I’ve always wanted to try Melanie’s class in person, but as a busy mom and business owner my time is limited. This course gave me the flexibility to complete...

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    I’ve always wanted to try Melanie’s class in person, but as a busy mom and business owner my time is limited. This course gave me the flexibility to complete the lessons on my own schedule and to revisit content as needed. I was surprised by the number of benefits for both adults and babies and by how many different massage techniques are available. Our little girl is currently teething and I’m excited to try massage to help reduce her teething pain. Melanie provided plenty of relaxation techniques which I plan to add to our bedtime routine. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us! You truly are the infant massage expert.

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  • Very detailed class!

    Katina Wong

    This class is very well done! Melanie is clearly an expert in this field. The infant massage class takes you through an entire massage routine and provides s...

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    This class is very well done! Melanie is clearly an expert in this field. The infant massage class takes you through an entire massage routine and provides specific massage strokes to help with feeding, gas, colic, sleep, and many more. Thank you!

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  • Excellent!

    Tina Greer

    I really loved how the different body parts to massage were broken up into different videos, that was very helpful as I was note-taking. All of the informati...

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    I really loved how the different body parts to massage were broken up into different videos, that was very helpful as I was note-taking. All of the information was wonderful. I'm excited to share the information that I learned with my doula clients as I'm meeting with them weekly for 8 weeks post partum! I have nothing negative to say about this course. My only thoughts have more to do with the set up itself and not the information presented. In the introduction, there were a few things that were redundant, and some information that could have been combined into one (3rd and 4th video in the intro). Also, the video labeled "Permission" goes into supplies needed, so maybe that could be combined elsewhere, too. However, those things honestly didn't matter after getting into the "bones" of the course because it was so fantastic! Super honored I could be a part of this! Thank you!

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  • Very informative

    Rachel Madera

    I was impressed with how many different stokes the course had to offer. Very informative and easy to understand.

    I was impressed with how many different stokes the course had to offer. Very informative and easy to understand.

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  • What a useful and accessible course!

    Juanita Sawyer

    This course is such a lovely resource for parents and care givers alike. I love the way in which Melanie encourages and reinforces the parent/baby bond thro...

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    This course is such a lovely resource for parents and care givers alike. I love the way in which Melanie encourages and reinforces the parent/baby bond throughout the lessons by encouraging parents to notice their babies cues and pick up on baby's likes and dislikes. Melanie also encourages parents to use touch as a bonding tool in a great variety of ways that can help in times of baby calm or distress. All of the lessons are very straight forward, understandable, and warmly presented. I found it wonderfully informative and will be recommending it to my clients!

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Instructor

  • Melanie Wattles, RN

    Infant Massage Therapy

    Melanie Wattles, RN

    Melanie is a Registered Nurse (RN), a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI 1, 2) and a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist ( CPMT). Melanie received her CIMI certification through the International Association of Infant Massage and her CIMI2 Certification through WINC Without Borders (World Institute for Nurturing Communication). Melanie has over 20 years experience in Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing and has worked as a Parent Educator for Seton / Ascension Health teaching prenatal infant massage.

Create a Strong Bond With Your Baby

Massage is a simple way for you to nurture and spend time with your baby

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