Updated: Apr 29, 2021
Baby massage has become a very popular class for parents to come along to with their younger babies.
Lots of parents love the benefits of baby massage and the routines that you learn are easy to replicate at home. 🙌🏻
Easily becoming part of your regular routine as something you and your baby enjoy together.🥰
Showing your baby positive touch and always asking permission before massaging. Baby will learn the cues and if they aren't feeling up for a massage, they will usually cry to tell you not today.
Baby massage can be great at promoting sleep so you can add your massage to your baby's bedtime routine. Either before or after a bath, it's up to you. 😴
Its great for helping your baby wind down and relax before bedtime with the soothing strokes. ( Beware of daddy's hyping baby up right as you've managed to settle them, daddy's are great at this!).😆
Baby massage is great for helping uncurl your baby, from their little tucked up legs to their tightly grasped fingers. Everything encourages your baby to learn their body is connected.
It stimulates the circulation and improves your baby's immune system, by encouraging the blood flow round the body.
Certain massages can even relieve symptoms your baby might have too.
Tummy massage is great for relieving colic, trapped wind and constipation. Keeping everything moving, great for when they are having some tummy troubles.
Simply massaging the toes can help relieve your little ones sinuses if their coldy and teething. As well massaging the face to get those itchy teething gums that are driving baby mad.😌
Of course everyone has those tickly spots, so if you find there's a particular spot where baby gets a bit squirmy or isn't enjoying it, miss that part out.
There are plenty of baby massage oils available so use what your comfortable with. I usually prefer to use fractional unscented coconut oil, which is lovely on baby's skin plus keeps your hands soft too.😉
So enjoy massaging your little one, having that lovely one on one time, just you and them😊.