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Baby Massage is used in many cultures all over the world and has been practised for centuries by mothers in countries such as India, Asia and Africa.
Massaging your baby regularly a few times a week, whether that be for 5 minutes or 20 minutes can be hugely beneficial, not just for your baby, but for you as well. It is a great way to spend some one to one time bonding and connecting with your baby.
By spending quality time with your baby, Baby Massage can help you understand your babies cues and in turn this can help you feel more confident in dealing with your baby. It can also be a great way for you to unwind and relax too.
There are many benefits for babies. Here are just a few...
- Can help with trapped wind, colic and constipation - Can ease teething pain - Can relieve a blocked nose and help with mucus - Can help promote relaxation - Can improve the quality of sleep
Infant Massage is also very good for ... - Premature Babies - Babies with Learning Difficulties
Baby massage has many benefits for babies, but it has many for the parent / carer too.
It is an excellent way for you to relax and unwind and can even help you sleep better too! Most of all, it is a positive way for you to bond and connect with your baby.
Research has shown that positive loving touch between parent and infant has a positive impact on their development. Every parent / carer can do infant massage once you have been shown the moves - you don't need any special equipment, just a warm room, your oil and your baby!
Infant Massage and Postnatal Depression Massaging your baby has been shown to help with postnatal depression. Research carried out by the 'Imperial College London' showed that mothers experiencing depression who attended massage classes had "better interaction with their babies and significantly less depression."