Father-infant interactions are enhanced by massage therapy

Christy Cullen, Tiffany M Field, Angelica Escalona, Kristin Hartshorn

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Abstract

Infants were given massages by their fathers for 15 minutes prior to their daily bedtime for one month. By the end of the study, the fathers who massaged their infants were more expressive and showed more enjoyment and more warmth during floor-play interactions with their infants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-47
Number of pages7
JournalEarly Child Development and Care
Volume164
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Father
  • Infants
  • Massage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Psychology

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Father-infant interactions are enhanced by massage therapy. / Cullen, Christy; Field, Tiffany M; Escalona, Angelica; Hartshorn, Kristin.

In: Early Child Development and Care, Vol. 164, No. 1, 01.12.2000, p. 41-47.

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Cullen, Christy ; Field, Tiffany M ; Escalona, Angelica ; Hartshorn, Kristin. / Father-infant interactions are enhanced by massage therapy. In: Early Child Development and Care. 2000 ; Vol. 164, No. 1. pp. 41-47.
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