Benefits of Baby Massage


The Benefits of Baby Massage

The baby massage is a boon for every baby. Has anyone wondered why infants cry as soon as they put one down? And the moment you put the infant up, there you go; all back to happy and smiley. I bet no has wondered to think what makes them cry as well as sad in just a flick of a second. The answer to this question is that soothes the baby. When you carry the baby in your lap, it soothes their body and mind. Now imagine when the baby gets a massage, what form of ease they can get. Yes, massage to a baby is very soothing and relaxing to their mind and body. Here we are going to have a little discussion over the benefits of baby massage. Let’s get going then: 

Leg Massage: A Baby Massage Technique

The Benefits of Baby Massage
The Benefits of Baby Massage

In a gentle grip but a firm manner, try wrapping both of your hands around your baby’s leg. Now in a gliding motion from the thigh area to the ankle area massage it. Continue it for some time then do it in the remaining leg. 

Belly Massage

Try placing your hand near your baby’s naval area. Now in a clockwise way, rub your fingers on the naval region gently but in a secure mode. 

Arm Massage; A Baby Massage Technique

Hold your baby’s arm firmly. Then gently roll around the arm of your baby. Roll your hand in a gliding motion from the shoulder region to the wrist area. Continue it about 3 to 4 times. Then move to the other remaining arm.

Neck Massage 

Try supporting your bay’s head along with the upper body with one of your hands. Try placing your thumb and on the side of his neck and the first two finger on the backside of the neck. Then in a circular motion, gently massage the neck area for some time. 

Colic Relief Massage

The Benefits of Baby Massage
The Benefits of Baby Massage

The first step before this massage is to give you baby a tummy massage. After you give the belly massage, try bending his both knees up to the tummy area. Keep the position till 30 seconds. Do this whole process for about 3- 4 times. Then place the edge of your baby’s hand on the belly area. Move-in a gliding motion down to the belly button region. Continue the whole process for some time. This massage is very beneficial for releasing the pent up gas in the baby’s system. Repeat this entire process as required. 

Hold Me Tight

Doctors and other specialist recommends skin to skin contact with baby’s, Specially the infants. However, this skin to skin to contact is very beneficial for the pre-mature baby. This is the main reason why neonatal intensive care units promote the support of ‘kangaroo care.’ This method encourages the mother to hold their baby on their bare chest from tummy to tummy. This method helps the preemie to relax, which ultimately benefits the baby to grow. Kangaroo care was first introduced in the suburbs of South America, where there is very little neonatal care. But now this method of kangaroo care has made its place to treat the preemie’s worldwide. Kangaroo care is beneficial for full-grown babies as well. Research has shown that the full-term babies with kangaroo care have shown proper sleeping practice, cried comparatively less, made very few startling motions while sleeping in their nurseries. 

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