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Baby’s First Infant Massage by Rebecca Hallman

Baby’s First Infant Massage by Rebecca Hallman

As a local newborn and baby photographer in Orlando, I am able to meet with like-minded individuals that offer service to my expecting and new moms. One of them being a local Occupational Therapist.

 

Rebecca Hallman has over 14 years of experience in pediatrics and child development. She has a passion for being a part of the foundations of families.  She became a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) a few years ago because She believes in the power and healing of human touch.  Human touch is like nothing else; its ability to soothe, connect, convey, and bond without saying a word are unmatched. And human touch in infants is even more powerful! (I know firsthand!)

 

Infant massage is one important way to positively impact your babies’ development.  This is why Rebecca strongly believe in the importance of bringing this practice to Orlando area families. You might ask “But why do I need to do a massage, can’t I just hold and cuddle my baby?”  Holding and cuddling are great for bonding as well but having a structured event such as massage leads to greater interaction, connection, love, and trust between you and baby.  This type of interaction can improve the health and development of your baby even more.  It is well researched that parents have a large influence on their infant’s development, cognition, future learning and success by their actions and involvement in the first years of life.  Performing daily infant massage gives parents another tool to positively influence their baby’s well-being.  For parents, having this specific time for massage can also increase their confidence in caring for their baby, their connection and love, and their ability to read baby’s cues.

 

Infant massage is based on 4 main principles: interaction, stimulation, relaxation, and relief.  Within these 4 areas are an expanse of other benefits.  It’s the promotion of these factors that improve the foundations in the first years of life.  She wants to help you make those moments of interaction a lifetime of memories and happiness for your family.  It would be an honor for me to be a part of your family’s health and well-being.  Babies are smart, open, loving little beings that long for touch, attention, and socialization from their parents right from the start.  Infant massage is a great tool that you can learn to fulfill these needs.

 

If you would like more information on Infant Massage, please visit Rebecca’s website at: babysfirst.godaddysites.com or email her at: [email protected].  You can also find out more information from Infant Massage USA. She is a wonderful resources and has taught me her “pro-tips” which have come in handy during my newborn sessions! 

Baby Gabriel – Lake Nona Newborn Photographer

Baby Gabriel – Lake Nona Newborn Photographer

Meet, Gabriel!

He is named after his Dad’s middle name, which is Gabriel. Mom & Dad loved that name and knew if they had a boy, they would give him this special name. 🙂 Mom was VERY lucky during her pregnancy. She had no morning sickness, no nausea, no food aversions, and no particular cravings. She continued to work out until 36 weeks of pregnancy and only gained 22 lbs. She loved feeling all his little kicks and feeling his hiccups!  Like most moms, she was in tears upon meeting her sweet boy! As soon as the doctor put the baby her skin and dad was cutting the umbilical cord, she started crying! She was so happy to see this precious baby that they had created and she carried for 9 months. “It is true when people say you don’t know love, until you have a baby! My heart is so full and I couldn’t imagine life without him!” While the first few days at home have been mentally and physically exhausting, it’s all worth it! The days of countless feedings and endless laundry will soon pass!

Here are some of my favorites from Gabriel’s session. He was super relaxed, full of smiles, and check out all that hair! We had to throw in a fun fauxhawk for a few images. If you are interested in booking a newborn session in the Orlando area, please contact me through my website or via e-mail.

Nolan | Winter Garden Newborn Photographer

Nolan | Winter Garden Newborn Photographer

Sweet Nolan came about two weeks after his due date. Boy did he have some cheeks on him! He put up a good fight, but in the end I always win! Our little man not only conquered his first photo shoot, he also conquered his first hurricane at just a few days old thanks to Hurricane Irma. Now that Central Florida is getting back into the swing of things, let’s see how many baby girls named Irma will make their debut next summer. 😉

Pregnancy Announcement Photo Session – Expecting Baby Girl! – Orlando Newborn Photographer

Pregnancy Announcement Photo Session – Expecting Baby Girl! – Orlando Newborn Photographer

Congrats to Alley & Chris! They are expecting their first baby, a little girl, this February! I couldn’t be more excited for these two love birds. Putting together their gender reveal box required me to put on my thinking cap. After several practice tries (aka failed attempts) before our big day, I was ready to take the plunge. Our couple had no idea what color would be inside the box. Needless to say, everything went just as envisioned! Thank you for trusting me with your secret envelope!

Special thanks to TAD of Style | Tiffany A. Davis for styling our couple and for being an amazing assistant. While I captured the moment on film, TAD videotaped their big reveal.

*Baby Mama shirt can be ordered at www.tadofstyle.com . 🙂

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Rose Reid is a Central Florida photographer serving Orlando and the surrounding area. She specializes in newborn, maternity, children, and family photography. Rose Reid photo shoots are fun and relaxing, with an emphasis on candid moments and her subjects’ uniqueness. Clients praise Rose for her talent, her way with babies and children, and her professionalism.

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