It's been a while since the last Babysode (that's just what we call a shorter, mini episode around here, for what we think are obvious reasons) but it's back and with a super relevant topic that new babes and parents will really enjoy.
Kaila sat down with Helen Thompson, an Australian podcaster but also a baby massage instructor. During their talk, Kaila and Helen discuss how amazing baby massage can be for your little one's digestive system, relaxation, and sleep but also why both parents can stand to gain insight and peace from massaging their baby as well. Our skin is our bodies' largest organ and connecting with your child through touch creates a safe and healthy bond while also reminding us of the importance of slowing down, listening to our bodies, and seeing what they can teach us.
Check out Helen's podcast, First Time Mums Chat (and see if you can find the episode with Kaila as a guest!
Snag yourself a baby massage cheat sheet from Helen's website!
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A bit more about Helen:
Helen has spent more than three decades working with babies and toddlers and currently lives on the beautiful North West coast of Tasmania, in Australia. She qualified in the United Kingdom as a nursery nurse/childcare educator and has worked in centres in the UK and numerous states of Australia.
Helen has always been a huge fan of holistic remedies and how they can help all ages and has spent time over the years training in areas including kinesiology and brain gym. In 2010, Helen heard about baby/infant massage for the first time and decided to train to become an instructor after seeing how it helps build a magical bond between baby and parent whilst helping babies with conditions such as colic and constipation. Helen enjoys teaching mums via her online Zoom workshops.
Helen commenced her First Time Mum's Chat podcast in early 2021 and enjoys providing mums with tips to help them in their new parenting journey. She regularly interviews mums who share their journeys and challenges as well as experts in related areas that can help.
In her spare time Helen enjoys reading and the great outdoors via cycling and walking. She also enjoys getting away from technology and exploring the many delights of Tasmania.