Baby massage techniques can be incorporated throughout the day to assist with daily routines such as:
…. The list goes on. If you’ve found another way of using massage in your daily routines with your child please comment below.
The quotes above are from different conversations over the last few weeks. Remember, baby massage isn’t just for baby, techniques can be used across the lifespan.
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Sensory information is necessary for brain function. Remember the world is sensory! We don't need fancy toys and equipment when the world gives us what we need.
If children have difficulties processing sensory information and it affects their engagement in activities of daily living, then a Paediatric Occupational Therapist can help.
Too little or too much causes dysfunction over time! We all over stimulate/under stimulate our children from time to time, but it is the ongoing over/under stimulation that can cause adverse affects.
I want children with additional needs to feel the power of loving touch from their caregivers and get some more nourishment for that brain ♥️ and hopefully learn a little bit more about their own and their child’s sensory needs along the way.
Baby massage for children with additional needs starting next week. Please DM or email for more details.
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August 09th, 2022
In my classes people will often hear me talk about a sensory bucket. I have worked with many babies and children and every day I find it fascinating how different each child (and parent) is. I have never met two sensory buckets that are identical. Similar yes, but never identical.
What is a sensory bucket from an OT perspective?
Some of us have a big sensory threshold (bucket) for particular input and small sensory threshold (bucket) for other input. The important thing is that it does not affect our ability to function in every day life.
When it affects a baby or child’s function I.e their ability to meet milestones, gain independence in activities of daily living or regulate their emotions then a specially trained Paediatric Occupational Therapist can help.
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Kilkenny Occupational Therapy’s aim is to provide the parental education to support the triangle above.
This is done in the form of group classes and 1:1 sessions for babies under 12 months.
- Baby Massage Classes
- Tummy Time! Method Pre-Crawlers Club classes
- Pre-Crawling Clinics
If you have any questions please feel free to email me.
Paediatrics Occupational Therapist in County Kilkenny, Ireland, for the past 8 years.