Baby Tata; Infant Massage, Exercise, and Play DVD

We asked Sapna Parikh, producer of the Baby Tata; Infant Massage, Exercise, and Play DVD, what was the inspiration behind the creation of the DVD?

Sapan Parikh: "I learned the techniques of infant massage from my grandmother in India when I was very young. In India babies are massaged daily for a full year. When my son was born I decided to continue the tradition of infant massage but brought a New York flair to the techniques. I sang songs, danced, and played games while doing the routine. He loved it and slept for a whole 4 hours after. I then realized that other Moms kept asking me about the routine. As a result I gave the Mom's what they wanted! The sanskrit word Tata means baby. I thought it was appropriate to blend the Western Baby with the Eastern word Tata."


The Baby Tata DVD uses infant massage therapy, karaoke-style sing-a-longs, innovative games, original animations, and energizing exercise routines to help parent and baby cement their bond and grow together. Baby Tata is a mix of beautiful colors with music from leaders in the industry such as Raffi, Dan Zanes, and Ricky Skaggs.

The Baby Tata Infant Massage DVD is intended to create an opportunity for parents and caregivers to spend quality time with their infants; shared time that can be enjoyed by parents as much as babies. Research has confirmed that spending twenty minutes a day of focused, quality time with a baby can make a positive difference in his or her development.

Infant massage can help alleviate some of the stresses a baby is under, but it can also do much more than that. Research has shown that infant massage improves the immune system, helps regulate digestion, increases blood circulation, balances the nervous system, improves posture, relieves discomfort from gas, colic, congestion, and teething, improves the condition.

Baby Tata DVD includes two routines, Tata Full, a 22 minute routine, and a quick 10 minute routine, Tata Mini.

Baby Tata DVD stars Monica Doshi:

Monica Doshi, LMT, CIMI, NCMT is Baby Tata's massage therapist guru. She provides her charm, beauty, and charisma to the Baby Tata concept. Monica is a certified Infant Massage Therapist and is both a nationally certified and New York State licensed massage therapist. She brings to all her love of healing through the art of massage. Monica is currently employed by the Saint Clare's Hospital in New Jersey and teaches Infant Massage to new Parents. Monica is a graduate of Rutgers University. Her compassion inspires all.

What Makes Baby Tata DVD Different?
According to Sapna: "There is really nothing like this DVD on the market. The infant massage DVDs at that time were much more clinical then enjoyment. Most products on the market are about occupying the babies time with animation while parents does chores, etc. Baby Tata is about bonding and creating a relationship with your baby."

Awards won:

  • I-Parenting Media Award
  • Parenting Magazine One of the Best DVD's of the Year
  • Dove Seal of Approval

Recommended from the ages of 6 weeks and up:

Sapna believes that it is important that the parent start Baby Tata after the baby is 6 weeks old. The parent can continue massaging the baby/toddler for as long as they like. "My kids who are now 3 and 6 still enjoy getting their legs massaged"

Baby Tata Organic Baby Massage Oils

The BabyTata Organic Oils are a blend of the finest Almost, Apricot, and Grapeseed Organic Oils. It glides on the baby allowing you to massage the baby however quickly absorbs in the skin leaving behind no greasy residue. Parents love it!

Sapna's recommendation for new parents wishing to massage their baby:

"I think it is important for parents to relax during the first few months. BabyTata allows for that enjoyment. BabyTata was an emotional production of a number of incredible people and babies. It was all created independently and was a creation of the heart!"

To view a clip of the Baby Tata DVD, please click here.

Purchasing details:

To purchase the Baby Tata DVD and Baby Tata Organic Massage Oils please click here.

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Success Through Play Comments:
Baby Tata, congratulations on producing such a fun, energetic and lively DVD. Baby and moms/dads are sure to enjoy the upbeat music. Monica Doshi will teach you how to massage, exercise and play with you baby in this unique DVD. The producers have combined age-old Indian practice with new massage techniques such as "Squeegee, Slalom and Waterfall". The emphasis is on bonding and having fun with your baby, which I applaud! All you need is massage oil (we recommend oil that is edible, cold pressed if possible, test first for any allergic reaction), a safe spot for massaging, a blanket, some towels, a few spoons, bubbles and some toys! Visit this Baby Tata page to view an infant massage routine designed by Baby Tata that you can try at home! The face to face contact demonstrated in this DVD offers so many benefits to both baby and mom including encouraging communication and visual stimulation. Baby Massage offers baby wonderful tactile stimulation which helps to improve babies body awareness.

1 comment:

Paula Green said...

Wow this DVD has such hip and upbeat music. This seems like a nice blend of the old and the new.