& INFANT MASSAGE
I Nourish families by collaborating and listening to their needs.
I Align families with a personalized care plan.
What is the TummmyTime!™ Method?
All pediatricians recommend tummy time for their patients as a companion to the Back to Sleep campaign. This counters the time babies spend on their backs sleeping, and is intentional time set aside on their tummy for optimal health and development. TummyTime! Method was created to help babies and caregivers enjoy and have fun during tummy time.
Why should parents take TummyTime!™ Method class?
What are the benefits for babies who participate in tummy time?
Helps correct head shape
Improves head control
Babies are happier and more engaged during tummy time
Prepares babies for sitting and crawling
Strengthens tongue, jaw, and neck for optimal latching and feeding
Promotes visual motor skills
Improves balance and posture
Creates a social and emotional connection with the caregiver
What is infant massage?
Touch empowers compassion, security, and trust. The earlier we can provide a continuous positive touch to an infant, the earlier the attachment creates a long line of constructive effects in the relationship between an infant and those that are caregiving. Infant massage can improve and support sleep, stimulate appetite, body awareness, decrease postpartum depression, latch challenges, help relieve constipation, gas & colic, increase parental bonding, and increase overall bonding and attachment with caregivers. A new technique is introduced each week, along with weekly emails including support.
Where can I find class details and registration information?
Class takes place Virtually. The 3 day series is only $20 (was $120) for the family and infant. Dates and pricing for the next Infant Massage and TummyTime!™ Method classes and direct link to register can be found here
Classes provide connection, community, and an evidence informed method training to address the unique needs of newborns to pre-crawling babies. This class will be combined with infant massage taught by Jessie Bernstein.
My biggest fear before the TummyTime!™ Method class was my baby wouldn’t tolerate tummy time. It did not come true. Austin gave us several tools to make it work for both of us! My favorite part of the class was having little nuggets of info woven in seamlessly and effortlessly throughout the class. Austin has a demeanor that immediately puts you at ease. Her voice is so calm and soothing and her knowledge base is so wide. I feel so grateful to have worked with and learned from her through the TummyTime!™ Method class, and a baby wearing consultation. - Dorene Creaney