A father's touch

Netherwood, Cathy
August 2006
Australian Parents;Aug/Sep2006, p34
The article presents information on the benefits of infant massage performed by fathers. A survey found that when fathers massaged babies their stress levels dropped and they developed increased self-esteem as parents, while the babies greeted them with more eye contact, vocalising and body language. Massage provided contact and encourages communication and trust, which lays the foundations for good parent-child relations.


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