Massages

BENEFITS FOR THE BABY

  • It favors a longer and deeper sleep.
  • Provides relief from symptoms of colic, constipation and reflux.
  • Reduces irritability and crying.
  • Promotes relaxation and teaches self-calming skills.
  • Helps develop strong feelings of trust and security.
  • Improves neurological development.
  • Increases serotonin levels in the brain, decreasing the risk of SIDS.
  • Improves muscle tone and increases body awareness and coordination.
  • Improves circulation and lymphatic flow (increasing resistance to possible diseases).
  • Improves the texture of the baby's skin.
  • Helps relieve nasal congestion.

BENEFITS FOR YOU

  • It allows you to gain a deeper understanding of non-verbal communication with your baby (his behavior, his crying and his body language).
  • It stimulates the release of oxytocin in the body which facilitates attachment and reinforces relational bonds.
  • Reduces levels of cortisol (the stress hormone).
  • It gives you the opportunity to enjoy alone time with your baby.
  • Stimulates relaxation.
  • Helps you increase security in the role of parent.
  • It gives you the opportunity to enjoy alone time with your baby.

HOW TO MAKE THE BABY MASSAGE

The baby massage is the gentle and rhythmic caress of your baby's body using your hands. A long tradition passed down from generation to generation that increases family ties.

The gentle strokes of your hands stimulate the production of the hormone oxytocin that makes you and your baby feel good. Oxytocin is the hormone that gives you that warm, loving feeling when you hold your baby.

BEFORE STARTING

Pick a time when your baby is awake and alert, not too hungry or too full. After a bath is a good time.

It may be a good idea not to match your baby's feedings with bath and massage time.

Make sure the room is warm and the lighting isn't too bright.

For newborns, download lullabies or ocean whale music to achieve a proper state of relaxation.

Wash your hands and make sure your nails are as short as possible so you don't scratch it. Try to remove all jewelry that can damage / scratch your baby's fragile skin.

Make your time together as magical as possible.

WHAT I NEED?

Find a soft padded mat or towels so that your baby is in an environment that is as comfortable as possible but with some firmness.

If you are going to use the bed, use a towel to cover the sheets in case a little cream spills during the massage.

Ideally, use a rich cream to help you glide smoothly onto your baby's skin. For this, Moisture lotion is your perfect product.

* Do not massage your baby if he is sick or if he has just been vaccinated. The injection site may still be sore.

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Body areas

LEGS

First we put a good amount of cream on the hands to avoid any friction. At first you can start by focusing only on a few areas until he gets used to it. Babies are usually used to touching their legs when you dress them and change their diapers.

FEET

Babies love having their feet massaged as it relaxes them a lot. Start with light pressure. Gently squeeze and roll each toe between your thumb and index finger. Use alternate thumbs, massaging the top of the foot from the toes to the ankle. Repeat it several times.

HANDS

This will help your hands relax. Using the pad of your thumbs you gently open his little hand to wrap his little fingers between yours and finally caress from the top of the wrist to the tips of the fingers.

GUT

You have to be very delicate in the area of the umbilical cord until it has healed. Put a hand on his belly to calm him down. Gently massage her tummy. If you see that the baby likes it, perform a series of gentle strokes, first with one hand and then with the other.

CHEST

With both hands in the center of the baby's chest, stroke to the sides as if you were stretching the pages of a book. Maintaining contact with your baby, slide your hands down, around, and to the center again.

BACK

With the baby face down, start by placing both hands together on the upper back, at right angles to the spine. Move your hands back and forth, each one in one direction, down your back to your buttocks, then up to your shoulders, and back down. Then, do a downward motion from the baby's neck to the feet.