Thinking of when to start baby massage; here you go Baby Massage is recommended from the age of one month to three year and after that even it is good to continue to as much time you want to. Choose the time when your baby is fully active and avoid the time before and after a meal and when he needs a nap. When you feel that he is ready, set yourself up on the floor with a towel and a small bowl for oil. When your baby’s starts crying or seems to be uncomfortable, stop and cuddle him for some time.
Make sure to warm your hands before initiating the massage. To avail the immense benefits of baby massage, it has to be done in the right pattern. Massage usually starts from legs, arms, chest and finally back. Here is the reply for query “How to do Baby Massage at home?” – Step by step guide for your ease.
Baby Legs Massage
Legs are less sensitive than other parts of his body so it is better to begin massage from legs. Take some oil in hands, slightly rub your hands and wrap your hands around one of his thighs than slowly pull down, one hand after the other, gently squeezing as if you are milking his legs. Switch to next leg and repeat.
Baby Feet Massage
Take one foot; slowly and gently rotate it a few times in each direction, than very mildly stroke the top of her foot from ankle down to toes. Switch feet and repeat.
Baby Soles Massage
Make use of your thumbs in circular motion circles over the bottom of each foot.
Baby Toes Massage
Take each of the toe between your forefinger and thumb and softly make your finger slip off the till the end of the toe. Follow the same technique for all the toes.
Baby Arms Massage
Take one of his arms in your hands and repeat the same as on legs from shoulder to wrist. Now gently take his wrist a few times in each direction. Switch to next arm and repeat.
Baby Hands Massage
Hold his hand; open it, then with your thumbs massage in a circular motion.
Baby Fingers Massage
Gently take finger between your thumb and forefinger and softly pull making his finger slip from your hands. Repeat for all the fingers and thumb also.
Baby Chest Massage
Gently place your hands over his heart; lightly flatten your palms over his chest and stroke outward. Repeat it at least 5-8 times. You can massage chest by one another way also by placing one hand flat on the top of the chest and very gently stroke down to his thighs. Repeat it using alternating hands, a few times.
Baby Back Massage
Bring your baby on his tummy; make use of your fingertips for massaging in a tiny circular form on both sides of spine from neck to buttocks. Finally to finish the massage, go for long firm strokes from shoulder to feet. Make him wear nappy once you are done with the massage, cuddle and breastfeed him, he will be very relaxed and fall into sleep. Baby massage is perfect for Sleep.
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