Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I become certified through the Baby's First Massage® workshops?
A. By attending the one- or two-day training (depending on your profession), you will leave with the title Accredited Infant Massage Instructor (AIMI). To become certified with the home study program, you must complete all tasks as assigned. After completing this work, you send all your documentation to our office. Once reviewed and accepted as meeting the standards, and you will receive your certification. Please know this process, once received in the office, takes 30 days to complete.
Q. Is this baby massage just for newborns?
A. NO! While it is ideally suited to the medically stable newborn, including a preterm baby that is at least 31+ weeks gestation, weighs at least 3 pounds, and is taking feedings, the techniques taught in this class are also appropriate for all ages. This protocol is useful when you want to calm the nervous system, no matter what the age!
Q. How long does it take to complete the home study?
A. The average time commitment for home study is 16 hours.
Q. Who is the accrediting agent for Baby’s First Massage® training?
A. Our company, Baby's First Massage is the certifying agent.
Q. Does this program prepare me to train other instructors?
A. No. This program prepares you to teach new families how to massage their babies.
Q. What is the refund policy?
A. A full refund will be issued (minus 5% is a credit card was used) if you cancel a month prior to the first day of class. If you cancel between 15 and 30 days before the class, a $50 fee is assessed. If you cancel 0-14 days before the class, a $100 fee is assessed. Notice of cancelation must be in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. When schools are processing registrations, their policy is the priority. Registrations can be accepted up to the first day of class. Once the home study program is mailed, no refund will be issued.