How baby massage can help your baby? It can help relieve your baby’s tummy problems and teething pain, speed up his muscle development, calm him down when he’s cranky, and soothe him before bed. But the benefits don’t end there: all that stroking and touching makes it easier for you to bond with your newborn. What’s more, massaging your baby can also help you find your own inner zen (and who can argue with that?).
You can start this gentle massage the day you bring your baby home. Or you can invite your partner to try their hand at baby massage – a good opportunity for bonding. Head- Start with your hands on either side of your child’s head, then run your hands down both sides of his body, from his head to the tips of his toes. Then draw tiny circles on your baby’s head with your fingertips.