Babies communicate through their bodies and touch is their first connection with others. Baby massage is a great way for new parents and babies to connect and at Baby Kingdom, we’re big advocates for its importance and benefits.
1. Helps babies to relax and sleep better
Baby massage helps your little one to relax and unwind. It can improve sleep and help contribute to your baby’s happiness and level of comfort. The rhythmic motion will help calm your little one down and soothe them into a deep sleep, meaning better sleep for you, too!
2. Health benefits of baby massage
Baby massage can help stimulate the circulatory and digestive systems and can help improve conditions such as cramps, constipation and gas in babies. It will also ease your little one’s growing pains and discomfort, too.
3. Creates a deep bond
Not only does baby massage help increase confidence between parents or carers and newborns, but it also helps to create a deeper bond with baby. It encourages eye contact and brings you closer together. Baby massage make take a few tries before getting it just right but its effectiveness is proven and the bond it creates will be worth it.
When to start baby massage?
It’s a good idea to start to introducing touch as soon as your baby is born, skin-to-skin contact and holding your baby close has many benefits. After a few weeks, you can start to introduce baby massage.
Ensure your baby is calm and content and choose a warm, quiet place for baby massage to begin. Use an absorbing and sensitive cream, such as our Body Cream , and talk to your baby throughout the massage. The NCT outlines plenty of baby massage tips on its website. Let us know how you get on!