Infant Massage FAQs

Why start class so early?

From our experience, we know it takes time to build trust and a solid foundation of skills for parents and babies. This first entry course allows us the precious time to give your baby a brilliant start, which makes the best transition to our pool classes.

One of the most common statements that parents with older babies say is that they wish they had started classes sooner! The sooner you start classes, the sooner you can start enjoying the benefits.

Why not jump straight into pool classes?

We are in a unique position of having over 10 years’ experience. Over time, we have tried many things and what is clear from our experience is that we’ve seen the best results with our families who have completed both the infant massage and pool programs.

We have spent a lot of time developing our programs so they provide a perfect mix of elements to get all the right ingredients and make a difference. We believe each baby deserves our gentle guidance and respectful touch. Putting babies in water (especially underwater) takes a lot of trust and we believe starting families in The First Touch Program give us that extra time to meet and really get to know our parents and babies before we begin the aquatic journey together.

What is cue-based infant massage?

The First Touch Program is a cue-based infant massage program. It is why the program is so effective and can be used at any age and with any child. Find out more by viewing IAIM's free e-book: Plain-English Guide to Infant Massage Research: What Every Parent Should Know on our infant massage – benefits page.

Why is our program different to other programs?

The First Touch Program is the gold-standard for infant massage programs. It is a proven and fully researched program and registered instructors do regular ongoing training to deliver this program with a consistently high quality standard all our around the world. This program is taught in over 50 countries.

The benefits of learning with a small class, in a safe and nurturing environment and being guided by an experienced instructor make a huge difference to your class success. We have designed our facilities with the sole purpose of working in the best possible way for parents and children to maximise the value of each of our classes. We treat you and your baby like you are a part of our family and you have all our care and attention!

What do I need to bring to class?

The short answer is you, your baby and your nappy bag! Partners or grandparents are always welcome to our classes.

Our professional facilities are designed to cater especially for our classes and our cost is inclusive of all the materials and resources you need. We provide comfy seating, soft water-proof matting and large pillows for babies to lay on. We have full change facilities – including change tables, bathroom and temperature controlled rooms. We also provide you with oil, informative handouts and a folder filled with resources to take home. Whilst we do have some toys, it’s a good idea to bring a couple of small favourite toys that your baby is familiar with. Some parents also like to bring a pram or baby carrier, as some babies will go to sleep at the end of our classes.

Are free photos really included in my class?

We take photos in all our classes and share the unwatermarked images freely with parents on Facebook! Your unwatermarked images are available to purchase in a big discounted bundle. We also take video footage – it takes a lot of time to edit and put videos/photos together in a presentation with music and so we offer a special video package you can purchase. Check our YouTube Chanel to see our work.