Massage is a lovely way to relax with your baby. They feel loved, and it soothes them. Massage helps the brain develop through touch; it strengthens muscles and helps them learn how their body fits together.
Massage works best in a warm, peaceful environment. It’s a lovely way to soothe, relax and bond.
Some babies love a massage after a bath.
Start massaging from your baby’s head and gently stroke downwards over their body.
Use a gentle circular motion with your fingers.
Baby massage oil will help your hands slide over your baby’s body.
Avoid highly perfumed oils, which can irritate the skin.
Talk or sing as to your baby as you massage them.
The way you massage isn’t important. Just do whatever your baby enjoys.