BABY MASSAGE AND BABY YOGA
Live in person classes starting in April 2021- Limited space Booking Essential.
The classes are fun, friendly and informal. They are baby led and baby always comes first. There is no right or wrong way for your baby to respond. It is fine if your baby cries, needs feeding, changing or just a little cuddle. The baby massage class is a supportive non-judgmental environment where you can enjoy bonding with your baby, learning new skills and making some new friends.
The classes will run over 5 weeks and I will show you how to gently massage your baby. Baby massage is suitable for babies aged 8 weeks +
Baby yoga is a great way to support your baby’s development. By exposing your baby to a range of movements, stretches and poses you stimulate all your baby’s senses. This exposure to new, exciting and fun movements helps your baby learn and develop. Baby yoga can help to build core strength and gain the skills needed for crawling, sitting up and rolling over. During classes we sing songs and rhymes which help baby to relax. Included in the class are some gentle stretches for Mums and relaxing breathing techniques.
The classes will run over 5 weeks . Baby yoga is suitable for babies aged 12 week to crawling.
Baby Massage We are hoping to start live classes in April 2021.
Baby Yoga We are hoping to start live classes in April 2021
Tummy Time Work Shops - Dates to be confirmed
Dads Baby Massage Workshop - Dates to confirmed.
NCT groups If you would like to book a course together we hope we can offer this again soon in the comfort of your own home.
1-2-1 Baby Massage classes
we hope we can offer this again soon in the comfort of your own home.
Please contact me for details of any of the above courses or to discuss your requirements.
Each week we will focus on a different part of the body:
Week 1: Legs and Feet
Week 2: Tummy and Colic Sequence Review.
Week 3: Chest Arms and hands. Colic Review.
Week 4: Head Face, back and teething sequence review.
Week 5: Full Massage
At the end of each session there is a 15 minute chat and question time and you will be given a handout to remind you of the strokes you have learned.
All you need to bring is a towel to wrap baby in.
Cold Pressed, Organic Sunflower Oil
If you miss a session, its not a problem each week we review the strokes we have done before so its easy to catch up.
Just ask me if you’re not sure.
GroovaRoo Baby-wearing dance classes coming soon. Contact me for details.
Online Class Review
had such a lovely 'virtual' time learning baby massage with Chris. I did the course with the girls from my NCT classes during lockdown of 2020 and we were so excited to start baby classes together before lockdown happened and were unable to do so. Luckily Chris came to our rescue offering to teach us all via video link and we all loved it and learned so much. I don't think being taught over video took away from the experience in anyway and would highly recommend it for new mums out there at the moment. Thanks again Chris :)
I've loved it - A lovely, calm environment for both Mummy and baby. Time to chat and share, a well taught and well structured course. Not to mention being spoilt with tea and homemade cake .Jamila
We both loved the baby massage course so much ! It was so relaxed and well run. The format worked really well and I feel like I've really learnt something I will use. Chris your cakes are amazing ! I will really miss Monday afternoons. Lisa
Chris has a wide knowledge on babies, it was great to be able to get advice from her on a number of different things. Print outs are really helpful. Chloe
Chris is really lovely . No question is too silly ! Amazing cake. Claire
Chris has a lovely teaching style and makes each person and baby feel welcome and supported. Massage classes helped baby sleep well after each class. Marize
Chris really made us and the babies feel comfortable and gave us lots of options to help massage our baby . Emma
Chris is absolutely lovely and we loved the baby massage classes and the very yummy cake at the end. We were sad when the course was over but we have learnt so much . Nicola
Absolutely brilliant classes! Both me and baby love the sessions plus practice at home afterwards! X Katie
Lovely informal baby led massage classes, Chris is a great teacher, and me and my baby really enjoyed it. Fiona
My name is Chris Nicholls; I first trained in childcare over 35 years ago and am passionate about working with babies and toddlers. I have been a Nanny, Maternity Nurse, a swimming teacher for babies and toddlers and have also been in charge of a nursery room in a private nursery school. Most importantly I am the mother of twins.
I attended baby massage classes with my twins and adored the bonding, loving experience. Both myself and my children loved every second of it. It was a great way to communicate with my babies and gain a greater understanding and confidence of their needs through this gentle method of communication. It was also fun and a great way to get out and meet other Mums. I felt inspired to train in baby massage and yoga for babies and toddlers and when my children grew older it became the right time to follow my dream.
Booking for all classes is essential
Each class last 1 hour which including 15 minutes for questions and social time.
Baby massage classes 5 week course starting April £60 .
Baby yoga classes 5 week course starting April £60 .
1-2-1 classes £35 per session
In the event of classes having to be closed due to Covid restrictions . Classes will continue online. It will not be possible to offer a refund.
I am taking provisional bookings for classes starting in April 2021
Please email me - to go on the waiting list or if you have any questions.
Baby massage vouchers make a great gift for an expectant mum,
A baby shower gift, Christmas gift, Mother’s Day, or just a treat for an amazing daughter, wife or partner.
You can buy a set of group massage classes for £60 or pay for part of a course in £10 increments.
Email Chris@calmtots .co.uk and I will send a voucher directly to you to present to Mum.
Please contact me for details.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO BABY MASSAGE?
Just a towel from home and a pillow /cushion for either you to sit on or to prop baby on and the normal things you need for your baby when you go out.
HOW OLD DOES MY BABY NEED TO BE?
From 8 weeks old to crawling age is the ideal age for baby massage classes.
CAN MY PARTNER COME TOO?
Yes, partners are very welcome to come along at no extra cost.
CAN I BRING TWINS TO THE CLASS?
Yes, you can learn to massage them both together, or you can bring a second adult.
WHAT IF MY BABY CRIES OR NEEDS TO FEED OR BE CHANGED?
The classes are baby led so baby’s needs come first. The classes are very relaxed so its fine to feed/ change or comfort your baby. The class will continue and you can learn the techniques to try on your baby at a later time.
WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE IT TO A SESSION?
We will recap from the week before, so you won’t miss anything. There are also weekly handouts so you can practice these techniques at home.
WHAT IF MY BABY HAS JUST HAD AN IMMUNISATION?
It is not recommended to practice on a baby within 48 hours of having immunisations. Again, you are welcome to attend and practice the massage in your own home. Handouts are given after each class.
WHAT SHOULD I DRESS MY BABY IN FOR THE SESSIONS?
Please dress your baby in easy access clothing such as a baby grow with poppers.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Please wear something comfortable; you will be sitting on the floor.
WHAT TYPE OF OIL IS USED FOR THE MASSAGE?
We provide Cold Pressed Organic Sunflower oil as this is easily absorbed by baby’s skin. This oil has been found to be agreeable to babies with very rare chance of a reaction.
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