Massaging your baby regularly is one of the great ways to offer him a lot more benefits than you think, as you can give him more time to bond with him, more sensory stimulation, and more healthy development.
Your affectionate touch is one of the most important experiences that you give to your child and help him develop while he is enjoying happiness. Research shows that touching and massaging a child routinely by a father, mother, or caregiver is extremely important to a child’s growth and development, and to increase his ability to communicate and learn.
Touch is our first language
Touch is our first language in many ways. Touching with kindness and tenderness supports the stronger development of young children and a lower sense of anxiety. Studies have shown that children who routinely experience touch are 50% more visual contact and are three times more likely to form overall positive expressions than other children without the experience.
In many hospitals and birthing centers, newborns are placed on the mother’s chest or abdomen to give them the maximum amount of physical contact with their mothers. Close contact between you and your child helps calm the child’s breath (this is another reason that pushes you to hug the child after bathing ) and also increases your emotional attraction to your child, and this is known as attachment or attachment.
Closer the connection and other benefits of a baby massage
Getting your baby massaged is a great way to help increase the bond between the two of you. It is the keyword in child development, as many researchers and laboratory doctors claim that the positive association between the mother and her child forms the basis of the child’s future relationships.
In addition to the role that regular massage plays in bonding you with your baby, it may contribute to:
- Calm your baby and reduce his crying
- Facilitate digestion, relieve stomach ache, gas and constipation
- Supporting the child’s daily weight gain
- Enhance the baby’s adaptation to sleep at night, and help your baby sleep more deeply
- Relief from nasal congestion and toothache
- Support muscle strengthening, coordination and flexibility
- Improving physical perception
- Strengthening the immune system
- Improving skin texture
- Help calm and relax the baby, and you too
- Support your self-confidence in your interactions with your child
Baby Care Science!
In addition to physical contact, research has shown that routinely touching and massaging a child’s body improves a child’s cognitive performance and increases his alertness and alertness. But according to Johnson’s Global Bath Time Report, only 23% of parents around the world say massage can be extremely important to a child’s brain development.
Your touch builds a child’s first emotional bond. This contact is the basis for emotional and mental development in his later life. Therefore, the next time you massage your baby’s body after bathing, you should know that this act of love and affection means a lot to your baby’s development and may have a lasting positive impact.
The history of the massage
- Massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of treatment, and there is evidence of its use in China, India and Egypt 2000 years ago
- Hippocrates defined medicine as “the art of massage” in 400 BC
- The rejection of massage therapy in Western medicine coincided with the pharmacological revolution of the 1940s