How to Massage your Baby
Just knowing baby massage is good for health of your baby is not enough.
You should know the right process and moves of the baby massage.So that it can be executed in right way.All you need to know to start the process is a clean towel and some massage oil.
# 1 Take the Right Position
- Sit on the floor with the soles of your feet touching one another, so that your legs are forming a diamond.
- Drape the Towel over your feet and then gently place your baby in your lap.
- Make sure that the head is cradled securely on your feet as you begin the process.
# 2 Starts Slow
- It is important to prepare your baby for the massage so as to ensure best results.
- This can be done with ease, all that you will need to do is to make sure that your baby has not just taken a feed and neither should she be sleepy.
- The first few strokes should be very gentle as you begin from the head and gradually move towards the feet of your baby.
- If the baby gets irritable or shows signs of discomfort, stop immediately and plan for another day.
#3 Tummy Strokes
One of the first locations is the area of the tummy. Keep the strokes gentle and start at the base of the rib cage.
The first movements should be a circular movement which moves in a clockwise manner.
#4 Massage Oil
- Choosing the right oil requires tact and knowledge.
- This is arguably one of the most important decisions that you will need to take if you want your baby to benefit from the massage.
- Ideally the massage oil should not have any smell or odour and neither should it be greasy. This is best achieved by using a cold pressed oil or fruit juice.
- Baby oils and mineral oils are best avoided, considering that they can block the pores and thus are an unhealthy option as compared to fruit juices like Olive oil.
- This is not a chore; rather this is an experience that you would not want to miss.
- When you massage your baby, you should also talk and laugh with your baby.
- With the passage of time.you will find it reassuring that you baby begins to enjoy the experiences per se.