Baby Massage
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Baby Massage

Baby massages are a big deal and for good reason. Keep baby calm and ease their tummy troubles with this baby tummy massage breakdown. Now you can put ‘baby masseuse’ on your CV.

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Try and choose a time when baby is relaxed. After their evening bath is good.
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Buy some baby massage oil or else go for coconut oil.
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Prepare all your massage equipment before baby’s bath, when hands are free.
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Get a clean, soft towel on top of the baby mat.
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Make sure the room is nice and warm, 24°C is ideal.
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Consider dimming the lights if you’re going for those extra sleep cues.
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Consider playing relaxing music or lullabies for added relaxation.
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Remove any rings or bracelets.
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Make sure hands are warm.
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Undress baby and lay them on a soft towel on a baby mat.
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Pour a generous amount of baby massage oil on your hands and warm it in palms.
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Start at baby’s feet. Stretching and rubbing their toes.
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Work up baby’s legs and gently rub and squeeze their muscles. Support their ankles with one hand.
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Work your way to baby’s arms. Support their wrists with one hand.
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Finish with a chest and belly rub. Using clockwise circular motions on their tummy.
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Talk to your baby softy and tell them what you are doing.
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Try to maintain eye contact as you massage baby.
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Try not to rub or squeeze baby too hard.
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Stop massaging if baby doesn’t enjoy it. Not all babies do.
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Stop massaging if baby falls asleep
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