Massage for babies
Massage is a wonderful way for Moms to connect with their babies, and it can be very calming for an infant. Massage can also
serve to ease some of the common baby ills, like teething or tummy pain. Here are 3 simple, easy to learn massage techniques for babies.
Massage for easing baby's cold
Put your fingers under baby's eyes close to the corners, beside the nose. Gently massage in small circles, working up towards the temples. Then
slide your fingers slowly down his nose and across his cheekbones. Do two or three more times.
To ease colic and tummy upset
Put a small amount of lotion or baby oil (like this one, it's hypoallergenic, fragrance free and made with natural ingredients) on your hands. Think of baby's tummy
as a clockface, and start with your fingers at 9 o'clock and rub to 3 o'clock slowly. Do this 5 times.
Then put the palm of your hands on either side of your baby's belly button, and massage in a clockwise direction several times.
Massage away baby's teething pain
Wash your hands and place a clean finger in baby's mouth and gently but firmly rub the gums. Baby may actually like a bit of pressure and
may enjoy the feeling of a nice firm massage. You might try dipping your finger in ice water first to help numb the gums a bit.
Secondly, you can gently massage the outside of baby's face along the gumline. You may want to use a drop of lavender on your fingers to help
with pain and to relax baby.
If you want to get started using massage to help your baby, you might want to look into the Angel Baby Massage Oil. It's an organic massage oil with chamomile and calendula to calm baby, and it's safe for her
Blissful Baby Aromatic Massage Oil-
Improve circulation, soothe skin irritations and promote relaxation in babies and
Infant Massage Oil - Gentle, safe and
natural almond massage oil formulation for newborns