Benefits

Infant Developmental Movement classes and private sessions promote optimal movement sequencing, balanced tone and healthy neurological growth during baby’s first year. In the short term, this leads to increased comfort for the whole family. Parents learn simple movement- and touch-based techniques for supporting their child’s development during every day play and handling.

Emily addresses common concerns and questions like:

  • Sleep difficulty
  • Digestive discomfort, reflux, constipation
  • Nursing
  • Colic/frequent crying
  • Arching back
  • How to enjoy Tummy Time
  • How to help baby achieve rolling and crawling through play
  • What early independent sitting looks like
  • How and when walking begins

Over the long term, IDME helps to create a foundation that supports lifelong physical, emotional and cognitive growth. IDME can help to minimize or avoid potential learning difficulties and to set a tone of balanced attention. It helps to instill confidence and coordination while supporting self-expression and the realization of one’s potentials.

Who benefits?

IDME benefits families with children from birth to walking age. All children can make gains from this work, including those who are “typically developing”. IDME is also tremendously supportive for children who experience particular challenges—developmental delays, birth trauma, premature births, low tone (or high tone), and other issues.