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Baby Massage

2019 - 09 - 08

Baby massage is gentle, rhythmic stroking of your baby's body with your hands. You can use oils or a moisturiser to help your hands to glide smoothly over your baby's skin. As part of your massage routine, you can gently manipulate your baby's ankles, wrists and fingers. You can talk softly, hum or sing to your baby while you are massaging, which may make it more reassuring for your baby.



The soothing strokes of your hands stimulate the production of the feel-good hormone oxytocin in you, your baby and even your partner, if he's watching. Oxytocin is the hormone that gives you that warm, loving feeling when you hold your baby close or breastfeed her.
Massage may help your baby to:


  • develop mentally, socially and physically
  • stay relaxed and not get upset
  • cry and fuss less
  • sleep better




The Essential Guide to Baby Massage:


  1. Warm a tiny squirt of oil or cream in your hands by rubbing it between your palms.
  2. Very gently rub it into your baby's skin, starting with her legs.
  3. Work your way up her legs, lightly squeezing her calves and thighs.
  4. For your baby's chest and tummy, gently place both hands flat against the centre of her body. Spread your hands to the sides, as if flattening the pages of a book.
  5. With your hands still flat, use your fingertips to stroke outward in small circles

 

 

Mambino Organics Nurture Me After Bath Massage Oil

A light, soothing blend that leaves skin ultra-soft and nourished. Made with healing calendula and soothing chamomile, it’s perfect anytime, especially after bath or shower. Also great for baby massage to calm a fussy baby and strengthen the bond between parent and child.



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