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The SKIP Whakatipu booklet Te Pihinga 1 (page 10) talks about how a gentle mirimiri (massage), especially after a bath, can be part of a relaxing routine for baby and parents.

There’s also a cartoon of a happy and contented baby having a mirimiri on his dad’s lap, on pages 12 and 13.

Ask the whānau:

  • Have you tried any massage with your baby?
  • Is this something you’d like to try?
  • Can I share some tips with you on how to mirimiri pēpi?

Why mirimiri?

Some of the benefits of massage for parents and for baby are:

  • It can help baby relax after a bath and before going to sleep.
  • It can help parents learn to read their baby’s cues.
  • It can help parents ‘get in tune’ with their baby.
  • It can be an enjoyable way to spend time with baby for mums and for dads.

How does this topic relate to the SKIP resources?

Baby Wall Frieze – Kōrero mai, e aroha ana koe ki ahau - tell me you love me

Six things children need - Te aroha me te mahana - love and warmth 

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