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The Shoulds

The Shoulds

“I think I  should go with the flow more.” She said. “I’m used to planning and being on top of things.” This capable new Mum shared this with me recently.⁠ ⁠ Lets talk about The Shoulds. Such a shower of … who make you...

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Congratulations on the birth of your little one

Congratulations on the birth of your little one

What we want to write on card for new parents and what we write are sometimes a world apart. Do you usually write, congratulations on the birth of … I hope you are all doing well. Or something like that. I’d like to say… Congratulations on the...

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How to get baby dressed

How to get baby dressed

Sometimes when you are a new parent you get caught up in a schedule…. feed, wind, change, sleep repeat. It can be hard to get used to being completely responsible for someone else and to respond to baby when sometimes you’re not getting a...

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Baby Massage Online classes

Baby Massage Online classes

Just after one of my recent baby massage online classes I took some time to chat to camera about baby massage classes. I love teaching baby massage because I understand how crazy becoming a new mum can be. I’ve been a new Mum four...

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Weather Massage for children

Weather Massage for children

As part of my baby massage course we learned this lovely massage. It’s not part of the core course but it’s a great way to include massage in your routine as children get older. It’s a great way to start and then you can think...

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The Benefits of baby massage

What are the benefits of baby massage? There are lots of ways baby massage can benefit not just your baby, but you and your partner as well. Massage may help your baby to: develop mentally, socially and physically stay relaxed and not get upset...

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Fun exercises for Mum and Baby

Fun exercises for Mum and Baby

As part of my baby massage course I always teach a different relaxation or exercise at the beginning of the class. It’s great to ground ourselves and relax before we start massaging baby because they are like little sponges and pick up on...

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What is baby massage?

Baby massage is gentle, rhythmic stroking of your baby’s body with your hands. You can use oils or a moisturiser to help your hands to glide smoothly over your baby’s skin. We recommend the use of organic sunflower oil. Why? Because...

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How I found baby massage

How I found baby massage

When my daughter was born lots of people recommended that I take a baby massage course. I’m not sure if they thought I was having any issues bonding with her. I had to have an elective cesarean because she was in a breech position. We had...

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Baby Massage

When I started Begin with Elaine I wanted to create a business that supported women at whatever stage they were at and that was family friendly.  My experience of Baby Massage When my daughter was born I found the baby massage course in the Down...

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