While improving a baby’s health, massage can also boost development and help to create a strong bond between the baby and their caregiver. You don’t need any special equipment. Just a few simple techniques, some free time, and love will do the job!
We invite you and your child to explore the benefits of massage with us and to learn how to massage your babies?
Chest and stomach
- Start with light strokes from the top of your kid’s chest downward, along the ribs. Both hands should be moving simultaneously but in different directions. Avoid using too much pressure, especially when massaging newborns.
- Small babies often suffer from colic and this problem can be solved with clockwise movements around the abdomen. Experts warn that you should not massage the stomach in a counterclockwise motion, since it can cause problems with digestion.
- The next technique mimics the acronym of ’I Love You’. Start with horizontal lines from the bottom of the kid’s tummy to the chest, tracing the letter ’I’. For the next movement, after going from the tummy to chest turn horizontally outlining the upturned letter ’L’. And for upside-down ’U’ repeat the previous movement and go from the armpits downward.