In the Media
6PR Radio Interview with Howard Sattler
Listen here: 6PR radio interview
Hands on in Geraldton
Infant massage benefits parents with post natal depression, perinatal depression and anxiety (PDF).
Infant massage is popular in many cultures and research indicates many benefits for infant and parent,(1) including parent empowerment, increased physical contact and improved attachment. There is also emerging evidence that infant massage workshops are effective in treating postnatal depression and anxiety. Specifically, mothers who attend an infant massage workshop appear to recover more rapidly, even when controlling for the social interaction aspect of the workshops.(2) In January, the Women’s Health Resource Centre in Geraldton obtained a grant from the Department for Communities for a one-off project to support families in nurturing and caring for their children. The grant provided two infant massage workshops on 16 and 17 February. Click here for the full article.
My Child magazine, Autumn ed. 2010
Infancy section: Did you know? Infants display many reflexes (PDF)
L'il Aussie Prems -
"Nurturing Touch in the NICU and Beyond: A Guide for Parents", article by Natalie Garmson
Positive, nurturing touch is important in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as premature babies often experience negative, painful touch by way of medical treatments. For an infant to interact socially, they must first be able to control their autonomic motor and behavioural state systems. Tactile support such as nurturing touch can help your baby to settle. Factors such as the environment, type and level of procedures along with the infants maturity will affect their ability to cope with stimulation... click here to read the full article
The Sunday Times newspaper, p 27, 2nd August 2009
"Get in touch with baby" promoting Baby Massage Awareness Week, 1st to 7th August 2009. To view the article, visit the Idibidi Kids BLOG.
Flourish Magazine Winter issue 2009 -
"Massage Magic for Babies and Children" article by Natalie Garmson
"There are many reasons why babies and children should receive a massage and be shown
positive, nurturing touch on a daily basis. Research has shown that massaging your child will
assist with their health, wellbeing and development, both psychologically and physiologically".To read the full article click here to view PDF.
community newspaper 10/02/09
To read the full article, click here to view PDF. This article can also be read online.
My Child magazine - article by Natalie Garmson
Idibidi Kids has featured in My Child magazine, Issue 12 Autumn 2009, "Infancy: news" page 52. Article title: "FIVE REASONS TO MASSAGE YOUR BABY"
Idibidi Kids features in the Shopping Directory under Infancy, see www.mychildmagazine.com.au
Flourish Magazine - Issue 8 Vol 1, 2009
Super Summer ed. "Great Gift Ideas" p 127.
Idibidi Kids Gift certificates
Philosophy and Vision
• Take care of
• Encourage somebody or something to flourish
• Find out about something
• Be the first to find or learn something
• Something that has a good effect or promotes well-being
To nurture both the parent and child...
To discover the traditional art of infant massage...
Both the parent and child will benefit...
Vision of IDIBIDI KIDS™
- To raise awareness of infant massage in the community;
- To educate parents, caregivers and health professionals
benefits of healthy, nurturing touch for babies;
- To promote infant massage as a traditional and ancient
art, one that
has been practised by many cultures around
the world for centuries;
- To encourage confidence and empowerment for parents and
- To nurture babies psychologically and physiologically
through positive touch;
- To establish a reputation within the local community
of being a leader
in infant massage instruction through
providing quality service as a
professional instructor and