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Baby Massages

The best time to start infant massage is within the first three months, as babies begin to develop important physical and intellectual abilities, including motor skills.

The infant massage techniques will be very light and gentle. The goal is to get baby  comfortable and familiar with your touch.

Getting started with baby massage

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Massage can be soothing for babies. Make sure the room is warm, your baby is quiet, well-rested and alert, and you’re relaxed. Try massage after a nap, when your baby is being changed or in the cot, or after a bath. You can do massage for 10-30 minutes.

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Smooth a few drops of baby massage oil or sorbolene cream into your warm hands and massage the soles of baby’s feet. Use firm, gentle, slow strokes from heel to toe. Always keep one hand on baby. If you see signs of allergic reaction to the oil, wipe it off and see your GP.

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Start upper body massage with your hands on baby’s shoulders. Make gentle strokes in towards the chest.

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Massage baby’s arms by stroking from shoulders down towards wrists. Try not to get oil on baby’s hands. If you do, wipe her fingers clean before she sucks them.

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If baby’s tummy feels soft, massage it with circular, clockwise strokes. If she gets unsettled, go on to the next step. Avoid the belly button area if baby’s cord hasn’t healed. Don’t put pressure on the area between baby’s nipples and tummy.

Face and back massage for babies

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If baby is still relaxed when you’ve finished massaging the front of his body, you can turn him onto his tummy and use long, smooth strokes from head to toe.

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Use a soothing touch. Stop the massage if your baby seems uncomfortable. Avoid massage if you’re very tense, or if your baby is upset. Make sure your fingernails are short.

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