The makers of Aimee's Babies Baby Massage DVD have done it again! This new DVD, First Year Milestones shows babies at all the developmental stages from newborn to taking that first step. Each chapter clearly demonstrates what typically developing babies are doing at that age, then provides helpful tips and exercises to help babies reach important developmental milestones.
The inspiration behind this DVD was a young mom named Melanie who contacted us after viewing Aimee's Babies Baby Massage DVD and told us that she had no idea her four-month-old baby was delayed until she watched how the four-month-old getting the massage moved and interacted. It was then that she realized that her baby was not moving and responding like a typically developing four-month-old. Melanie later found out that her baby had a form of muscular dystrophy, but her early detection and early intervention is giving her daughter the best start possible!
Aimee's goal is to give all babies everywhere the best start possible! This DVD shows lots of babies at different developmental levels, demonstrating milestones and sensory exercises. It can serve as a guide to baby development for parents everywhere.
Learn the importance of newborn reflexes and when they should be present and when they should go away.
Learn how to properly swaddle your baby for comfort and security.
Learn how to help your newborn learn how to suck a bottle or pacifier.
Learn the critical periods for visual development.
Learn what visual delays to look out for.
Learn early grasp patterns for fine motor skills.
Learn how to strengthen babies core for crawling and sitting.
Learn exercises to help your baby be a better reader later on.
Learn techniques to teaching your baby to walk.
Learn dos and don'ts for early walkers.
Learn how to teach your baby better balance and coordination.
Each chapter of First Year Milestones provides a segment called "Baby Boot Camp" with exercises, tips and techniques to help babies reach important milestones and give them the best start possible.
Created and Produced by:
Aimee E. Ketchum, OTR/L CNMI
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Certified Instructor of Baby’s First Massage
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances and as always, please consult your pediatrician before using any of the suggestions or baby exercises on this site.