• Infant Massage USA® is Endorsed By:

    ..Certified Educators of Infant Massage (CEIM) are skilled in supporting new parents in learning the art of infant massage while deepening their relationship with their baby.
    Dr. William and Martha Sears, California

    I heartily endorse the work of Infant Massage USA® because the organization understands that touch is not just a good idea, it is a necessary nutrient.
    Peggy O’Mara, Editor and Publisher, Mothering, New Mexico

    This excellent program recognizes the crucial importance of the early attachment relationship between baby and mother (or primary attachment figure).
    Sir Richard Bowlby

  • Recent Blog Posts

    • Infants’ Brain Development Affected by Texting During Baby Care

      Researchers have found that fragmented and chaotic care—which happens when caregivers attend to email and text messages of their smartphones during baby care—disrupts infant brain development. The study was published in the Journal of Translational Psychiatry. “It is known that vulnerability to emotional disorders, such as depression, derives from interactions between our genes and the […]

    • A Letter from Vimala

      My dear friends and colleagues, I  wanted to update you on some exciting things that are happening and my life in general for the past several months. I have written a booklet, with permission from Random House, which will be published by IAIM. It will be available to people in other countries, in whose language […]

    • Research Suggests that Modern Parenting May Hinder Brain Development

      According to research presented recently at a symposium at the University of Notre Dame, social practices and cultural beliefs of modern life are preventing healthy brain and emotional development in children. “Life outcomes for American youth are worsening, especially in comparison to 50 years ago,” says Darcia Narvaez, Notre Dame professor of psychology who specializes […]

    • Research Finds a Link Between Poor Infant Sleep and Behavioral Problems at the Toddler Stage

      Are infant sleep irregularities red flags for later developmental difficulties? Temper tantrums and misbehavior, restlessness and inattention are the trappings of the typical toddler. But they may also be signs of developmental delays or disorders.   A study published in Developmental Neuropsychology finds a definite link between poor infant sleep and compromised attention and behavior […]

    • How Infants Learn New Languages: Gaze Shifting

      Babies learn language best by interacting with people rather than passively through a video or audio recording. But it’s been unclear what aspects of social interactions make them so important for learning. A new study says that an early social behavior called gaze shifting is linked to infants’ ability to learn sounds of new languages. […]

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