Massaging is the best thing for a newborn actually. And it is the best time for a mom too. It is the time when you and your baby connect each other by playing touching.
Yes, this is my favorite moment with my baby. Many times women get frustrated during the first 6 months of the baby due to many challenges they face but the moment you start massaging your baby will relax you for some time.
You forget about your depression and that’s the connectivity between a baby and a mom. This is the best time for your baby too. This article is all about massaging your baby in the best way possible.
The time when your baby is active and not too full not too hungry is the best time to start massaging. And yes it’s not the time of your baby nap. I think now you know. Many times you can’t find that moment throughout a day. In that case, try to develop that moment by changing some routine or changing your baby’s mood.
Things you need for massaging
One bedding set makes only for massaging. Wash it daily after the massage and use it again.
Oil or cream: I actually prefer oil I made by blending some organic oils at home. It included coconut oil, olive oil, mustard oil and some drops of essential oils according to the season.
I really don’t like the mustard oil for baby. As in summers I used tea tree essential oil and in winters rosemary or lavender oil. If you can’t make a blend like this you can apply directly the oils purchased. I recommend going for Himalaya or mama earth products for baby.
They really are chemical free. Mama earth products are too good for baby as well as for mothers.
Find a room alone where the temperature is normal or slightly warm. There should be no disturbing elements.
How to start massaging for a newborn
Massage only after the naval fallout. Then start your baby massage from legs that because legs are touched much time while nappy changing and all. So start from legs and then move on back and lastly come on the stomach. Try to do massaging for 15 mins minimum.
And for 3-4 times daily initially I mean for 6 months at least. Then you can decrease the frequency. Wait for 30 min minimum for take them to the bath.
Some tips for happy massage
Try to make that moment special for you too. Sing a song, talk a lot, and make eye contact, whisper like a friend anything you did during pregnancy in the third trimester that makes your baby recognize you.
Make your hands very soft don’t do massaging harshly. Try to make it as soft as possible.
There are a lot of benefits of massaging
It will help your baby to have a sound sleep
Make your baby stronger as it regulates the blood circulation and weight gain is also possible.
Make the skin soft and live.
Connect you to your baby.
That’s the best thing you do to your baby friends. I just want to say make it the best moment of the day to your baby and to you too.