What is a baby massage?
Baby massage is a touch and a gentle squeeze with a certain rhythm on the baby’s body using your hands. As part of regular activities, by doing a baby massage you can be benefits to stimulate your limbs, wrists, and baby’s fingers. The gentle touch of your hand will stimulate the production of the hormone oxytocin in you, your baby, and also your partner when he or she witnesses this baby massage activity. Oxytocin is a hormone that generates feelings of warmth and feelings of love as you hold your baby or breastfeed. Here are some tips about how to massage baby.
What are the benefits of baby massage?
Baby massage has many benefits not only for babies, but also for you and your spouse. Baby massage is great for premature babies, helping them survive, grow, and thrive. Baby massage is also useful for babies who are born enough months. Benefits of baby massage include:
- strengthen the attachment between your baby and you
- making babies stay relaxed and not easy to fuss
- babies will cry less often
- babies sleep better
There are also theories that say that touch and skin contact can help stimulate and stimulate baby’s brain development. By massaging your baby, you will also experience positive mood changes and make you feel more capable of parenting. The time you take to do baby massage is your special time with Little One.
As you massage your baby, you will definitely talk and make eye contact with him. This is one of the benefits of baby massage that can help mothers who experience postnatal depression (postnatal depression). Baby massage is also great for Dads. Generally a father rarely spends time with his children, especially when they work in the office and the Exclusive Breastmilk. Baby massage activities performed routinely by my father at the time before bed to sleep can bring closer relationship father and baby.
When is the right time for baby massage?
Choose a time to massage between feeding times, so that he is not too hungry or too full. Can also be done before he took a nap. The best time to massage a baby is when he wakes up but is calm (not fussy). Maybe you will be confused to determine when the right time, especially when your baby is often sleeping and always suckle. Long time you will be able to determine when the most appropriate time to massage the Little. You can make it a routine before bed, for example after wiping before nursing (before bedtime). Massage before bed will help calm the baby after receiving a lot of stimulation during the day from the surrounding environment and ready to sleep soundly.