My name is Amanda and I am mum to two children, Ella and Holly, both of whom were born at West Middlsex Hospital. As well as being a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI) with the International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM), I am also an NCT qualified Antentatal Teacher and having been running antenatal and Refresher classes for many years in the Twickenham/Teddington area.
As co-Chair of the MSLC (Maternity Services Liaison Committee) for the Queen Mary Maternity Unit (QMMU) at West Middlesex Hospital, I have worked for a number of years to help develop and improve the maternity experience of women and their partners in the local area. I maintain very close links with both QMMU and the Kingston Maternity Unit and can offer parents a unique insight and understanding of the services each offer.
I decided to train as a baby massage instructor 4 years ago because I attended baby massage classes with both my children, I appreciated the real value of them, not only for my children but also for myself. Spending precious time with your baby, learning to massage them effectively and having the opportunity to discuss various issues surrounding parenthood with other parents, was really invaluable. A few years later, my lovely friend, Melanie, joined Shiny Happy Babies as a qualified baby massage instructor and she now takes approximately half of our classes. We are both passionate about the benefits of baby massage for both mums/dads and babies.
My own babies also benefitted in so many ways – one suffered terrible colic and the techniques I learnt really helped ease her symptoms. Researching the many benefits of infant massage inspired me to undertake the training to become an instructor and it is a great joy to be able to pass on the many benefits of infant massage through my classes.
As a mum and as an NCT teacher, I know what a challenge it can be when you have your first baby. However, the challenges don't end when you have a second or subsequent baby - they just change! That is why I run Refresher Antenatal Classes for second or subsequent babies. This is not a traditional antenatal class but one specifically aimed at those who want to consider the impact of a second or subsequent child on the family and how to prepare siblings for the arrival of a newborn baby.
Do take a look around my website to see what is on offer and don't hesitate to contact me should you have any queries.
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Shiny Happy Babies
3 Wellesley Road
Twickenham TW2 5RR
Tel: 0795 6055531