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Baby Massage

Discussion in 'Pregnancy & Parenting' started by Snowbaby, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    Baby massage has been proven to be beneficial to both the baby and to the parent(s). Some of these are listed below:
    • Massage stimulates
    • relaxes your baby
    • It can enhance the bonding process
    • Babies sleep better and soothe easier
    • Infants who are massaged regularly are more alert and sociable when awake
    • They tend to do more 'vocalizing' or 'baby chatting'
    • It enhances their positive feelings about their bodies
    • Massage helps with relief of colic and digestive problems
    • It may help relieve discomforts of teething, congestion and emotional stress
    • Eye contact is enhanced during this 'quiet' time of the day
    • It helps to build trust
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  2. Tia

    Tia New Member

    One of the girls in my baby group had a friend studying this, as part of her finals she had to run a 4 session group and we were lucky enough to learn it for nothing.
    All the girls were only around 3 to 4mths at the time, and most seemed to enjoy it.
    I used it a few times on my bubs tummy for constipation, tummy pain. :flower:
     
  3. fastchaz36

    fastchaz36 New Member

    we have one at sure start near us every week give you a book to follow and oil (as much as you need) gives you more confidence to attempt to do it when others can show you.

    I have been giving Abi massages for about a month now she loves it.

    Often the other 2 ask for one as well

    Just takes alot longer on them [​IMG]

    Charlotte [​IMG]
     
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