Article Category - "New Mums & Infants"

Making Food Fun

Making Food Fun

If your child is approaching the 6 month mark you will be thinking about food.  The when, where, what, how much debate starts in your mind. We all have our own issues with food, lets face it if our waistbands would allows us there are days when we could happily survive on wine and chocolate (oh you totally would).

We don’t want to pass our bad habits onto our kids, and would like them to have a healthy relationship with food without becoming a fussy eater.… Read more

Posted on August 22, 2014

The Power Of A Mum’s Touch – Infant Massage

The Power Of A Mum’s Touch – Infant Massage

Did you know taking part in an infant massage course with your new little bundle of loveliness can help ward off or aid recovery from Post-natal Depression?


We’ve all heard how much we’ll fall in love with our babies as soon as we set eyes on them, but the reality for some mums is, it takes a little bit of work.  Here’s the good news: an infant massage course, such as the one starting here in the elbow room on Monday, May 26th, can make that little bit of work really effective and enjoyable.… Read more

Posted on May 21, 2014

Keeping cool: Tips for kids & babies

Keeping cool: Tips for kids & babies Temperature control

Given the weather we are currently experiencing let’s talk temperature control in regard to keeping your children cool in hot temperatures.  If you want more advice about this or any other child safety issues, I’m running an introduction to Paediatric First Aid on August 14th and 21st. (And it’s run over 2 mornings to give you extra time to absorb all the information.

Normal body temperature is 36 º to 37 º Celsius (or about 96.8… Read more

Posted on July 30, 2013

Is Your Baby Windy?

Is Your Baby Windy?

To greatly enhance the early bonding relationship between parents/ caregivers and their Infant babies use gentle, tactile stimulation along with loving verbal communication. Strokes can be either stimulating or relaxing, depending on your baby’s needs and developmental level.

For tips on how to help infants with colic and understand what to expect from infant massage classes watch the video below.  Join us for one of our lovely baby massage courses to greatly improve your babies digestion.… Read more

Posted on July 23, 2013

What To Look Out For In Babies

What To Look Out For In Babies Pediatric Assessment

This post discusses development issues that can be linked with child birth. If you have concerns about the development of your baby – I offer pediatric assessments at the clinic.  If you’d like more information or would like to book a free assessment; contact us on 01 677 9859 of email info@the-elbowroom.com.

Birth can be a stressful experience for baby as well as mum.  The bones in their head actually over-lap to allow the exit from the birth canal.  … Read more

Posted on June 20, 2013

Get Cuddly With Your Bundle Of Joy

Get Cuddly With Your Bundle Of Joy Infant Massage enhances bonding

Infant Massage is a brilliant bonding tool for you to communicate with your baby.   The benefits of a soothing massage helps relieve discomfort from gas, colic & constipation, improves blood circulation & boosts their immune system.  Increasing alertness & awareness.


Essential one-on-one time will enhance intimacy, understanding and ability to nurture. See this great clip on the benefits and some tips on how to start massage.… Read more

Posted on May 1, 2013