Frequently Asked Questions

What is baby massage?
Baby massage is not a new gimmick, it's an ancient tradition that has been practiced for hundreds of years in many parts of the world. Regular nurturing contact between a baby and its parents has an important impact on their development physically, emotionally and mentally.

What age does my baby have to be?
Babies can attend from around 1 month of age until they reach the active crawling stage. Babies at this stage often become distracted in a group setting.

What do I need to bring with me to the session?
Oil, mats and handouts are provided. You may like to bring a towel or blanket to place over the mat and a cushion to sit on, as well as all the things you usually need for your baby (bottles, change bag, change of clothes etc.).

What happens if my baby cries, needs to feed or is asleep during the session?
The course is led by your baby so crying, feeding, sleeping or nappy changes are all fine. If you miss part of a session because your baby is asleep or unsettled you can either just watch and practice at home later or borrow a massage doll. If necessary, I can repeat any part of the routine at the end of the session.

How do I book my place on a course?
You can book your place by contacting me on 07947 484195 or anita@babybitsand and I will send you a booking form. Once you have returned your booking form with your course fees, you will receive a letter of confirmation along with details of the venue etc.

How can I pay?
Payment can be paid by cheque or cash. Full details are listed on the booking form.

Is there a maximum number of people that can attend a group session?
Spaces for group sessions are limited to a maximum of 8 per course. If for any reason you do not manage to get a place on a course immediately you can reserve a place on the next one.

What if I miss a session?
Don't worry if you miss a session, the routine will always be repeated the following week. I am more than happy to repeat anything you are unsure of at the end of each session - please just ask!

How will I know what to bring with me and where the class will be held?
Once I have received your fee for the course, your place will be booked and a confirmation letter will be sent out containing all the relevant information.