Love Parenting UAE
The parenting gurus at Love Parenting offer five-week baby massage courses for mothers and babies from birth to age one. Run by Amy Vogelaar a Certified Infant Massage Instructor with The International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM) since 2011, the sessions include time each week for informal discussion on topics such as sleeping, crying, colic, bonding, adjusting to motherhood and much more. Combining International Association of Infant Massage and BabyCalm approaches, the course will cover full-body baby massage and gentle yoga-based movements.
At Egg & Soldiers in Time Square Centre Tuesday mornings from 10am-11.30am. Dh800 for a five-week course, email firstname.lastname@example.org to book
Bumps and beyond
Following her experience of baby massage helping her own little ones with silent reflux, British doula Debbie Cain trained as a Blossom and Berry instructor to pass on this help to other parents. She offers private classes and group lessons, and is also a qualified Liddle Kidz paediatric touch therapist for special needs children.
Group and individual private classes are on offer with Andrea at Dubai-based Doting Doulas, and dads are just as welcome to attend as mums. Andrea is fully certified through the Federation of Holistic Therapists and also offers postnatal doula services, providing support to new parents, as well as breastfeeding support in her role as a breastfeeding peer support counsellor.