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How A Simple Tummy Rub Can Benefit Babies' Lives

Posted on March 09 2022

As a parent, you will do everything in your power to make sure your child is happy and healthy. One of the best things you can do for your little one is to practice baby massage. 

Every baby craves to be touched; they need it to thrive! Baby massage also deepens the bond between baby and parent through eye contact and the touch factor.

Studies have shown that massage stimulates the immune, circulatory and digestive systems, amongst other things. So when you have a brand new baby, what could be better than knowing that you’re doing everything you can to help them grow into healthy children?

Tummy massage has been used by generations of mums to calm colicky infants and intestinal difficulties. It also helps baby poop better. 😁

Start with gentle, heart-shaped strokes over the baby’s tummy, and extended it to other parts of the body. Then gently exercised the limbs, touching the tips of the toes to the forehead to relieve any trapped gas.

Baby massage releases muscular tension as well. Strokes give a sense of relief and improve mood and promote better sleep.

There are many baby massage techniques, depending on your area of focus and the best way to learn them is to consult your pediatrician or take a course at a local hospital or birthing center.

When it comes to baby massage, practice makes perfect and new parents will soon get the hang of it. 🤗

When the Massage is Over and It's Time for Sleep

Once your baby has been massaged, it is time for the next step in their bedtime routine.

You will want to dress your baby in their pajamas and then swaddle them up.

We recommend 100% Cotton Adjustable Baby Swaddle Blanket for newborn babies because it mimics the security of the womb and also counteract the startle reflex which can wake your baby up. This helps prevent anxiety and reduce crying, so you can both get the best sleep possible.

Once you've completed these steps, it's time to rock and feed your baby before finally laying them down for the night. 💤💤