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Baby Massage, Baby Yoga with Touch - with Crystal Star,

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Baby Massage, Baby Yoga with Touch - with Crystal Star,

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Baby Massage Instructional Series

Baby Yoga with Touch - with Crystal Star, Registered Nurse, Yoga Instructor
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This 13 minute video provides another outstanding way to encourage your baby’s social and emotional development -- through play, eye contact, talking and touch. Baby Yoga with Touch has many benefits. It helps improve baby’s digestion, stimulates the immune system, increases baby’s range of motion and teaches baby, from early in life, about a healthy lifestyle and positive self-esteem. It contributes to baby’s brain development, builds your connection with each other, and helps relieve stress -- in both you and baby! Like other forms of massage, Baby Yoga with Touch can help you both feel better, mentally and physically, and RELAX! This video also shows a way to calm a crying baby -- by holding baby close, rocking and repeating “OHM”. 



Learning to do baby massage is a bit like learning to cook. Reading various recipes can give a good idea of the essential aspects of the recipe that you can then modify to make it work for you. We feel that a parent/caregiver who watches all of our baby massage videos will come away with a high level of competence and confidence about baby massage. And we hope you will feel inspired to make baby massage a regular part of your caregiving. Healthy, loving touch is one of the most important factors for infants to grow and thrive.



We encourage you to learn from your health professional if the recommendations in the videos are right for your child.

Featuring: 
Crystal Star
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia
We thank the Victoria Foundation for their support
Vancouver FoundationWe acknowledge the financial support of the Vancouver Foundation

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