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The cue-based infant massage training provided by Baby in Mind, qualifies you to deliver education groups, that support and promote parent-infant interactions.

This course will equip you with the specific knowledge, skills and insights you need to deliver parent education programs in cue-based infant massage education to the national standards in delivering infant massage education to families.

You will be eligible to register with Baby in Mind as a parent educator, and to be licenced to deliver the First Touch Program to families.

The course covers a wide variety of content, and the course topics include:

Rethinking infant massage

History of infant massage in Australia
Mechanisms of high-quality infant massage education

Parent-infant communication

Talking with touch
The experience of touch
Relationship-based practice
Bonding and attachment

The authentic conversation

First Touch Program – 16 protocols and guidelines
Positioning and infant regulation
Environments to support parent-infant interactions
Supporting parent mindfulness
Oils
Infant massage routines – feet, legs, tummy, chest, arms, face, back
Gentle movements
Voice, singing, rhymes
Eye contact and facial expression
Massage for unsettled babies
Touch and the pre-term baby
Nesting and containment holds
Touch relaxation
Babies with additional needs
Adaptations for older children

The baby as teacher

Infant communication
Behavioural states
Infant cues, stress, reflexes and supporting parent sensitivity
Timing of massage
Infant crying, communication and emotion
Parent-baby group delivery
The Good Facilitator
Listening to the baby
Facilitating parent interactions
Reflection

Beginning as an educator 

Engaging parents (or colleagues) in the First Touch Program
Planning promotion and marketing
Documentation
Code of Conduct
Legal issues
Professional Networking
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