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Baby Massage

Good for your baby's body and his heart as he feels your love

Preparation

  • Set the room temperature to one that is comfortable for your baby
  • Adjust the lights to moderate brightness. You may also want to play some of your baby's favorite musci
  • Lay a mat or other cushion on the floor and cover it with a large bath towel. Aslo prepare a diaper and baby wipes so you can calmly change your baby if he wet himself when he feels good from the massage
  • Prepare some baby oil

Start of Massage

Use plenty of oil, using your palms to gently and slowly rub it all over your baby's body. While you're doing this, relax, make eye contact and talk to your baby to create a pleasant atmosphar.

MASSAGING HIM FACE-UP

Perform each of the massages 2-3 times

Massaging both sides of your baby's body

  • Use your palm to gently massage his body, counting to 3 with each stroke. Make sure to massage all the way to his toes
  • Stroke the sides of his face, then move down his arms to his fingers. Next, slide both hands from his underarms down the sides of his body, all the way down to his feet and toes

Chest Massage

  • Gently place both of your hands in the middle of your baby's chest and gently massage, drawing the shape of a heart
  • Gently place your hands on both sides of your baby. Use your thumbs to lightly massage from the middle of his chest outward (towards his sides)

Belly Massage

  • Place one of your hands on one of your baby's hands. With the other hand, massage his belly in little circles. Try to avoid his bellybutton
  • Lightly place your hands on either side of his belly and gently rock it right and left

MASSAGING HIM FACE-DOWN

Perform each of the massages 2-3 times

Back Massage

  • Use both hands to gently massage your baby's shoulders, back, bottom and legs downward to his toes
  • Use both hands to gently massage from his shoulders down his arms and to his fingers
  • Place on of your hands gently on your baby's back, and gently draw tiny cricles as you massage his shoulders, back and bottom
  • Using your fingertips, gently tap your baby's back

Hand Massage

  • Take your baby's hands in your own and use your thumb to gently rub his hands, starting at the back of palm and working your way up his fingers, Follow with a light massage
  • Use your thumbs to gently rub from the base of your baby's palm outward to his fingertips

Leg and Foot Massage

  • Place a hand on your baby's leg and use your palm to gently massage from his groin to his ankles
  • Using both of your hands, lightly hold his thighs and then massage to his ankles using your palm
  • Use your thumbs to lightly press on the sole of his foot, from his feel to his toes, gently massaging as you go