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Massage your baby after bath time. Use a gentle baby lotion, baby oil, or oil such as grape seed oil or coconut oil warmed in your hand to massage your baby. Start with the outer limbs, stroking downwards from the top of the arm down, and from the top of the hip downwards.

Use gentle pressure and you can knead the skin or use light strokes. To get started: Create a calm atmosphere. If possible, do the massage in a warm, quiet place — indoors or outdoors.

Remove your jewelry. Control your touch. When you first start massaging your baby, use a gentle touch.

Avoid tickling your baby, however, Slowly stroke and knead each part of your. Using natural oils on the skin helps avoid friction during massage. Natural, cold-pressed, or organic oils such as sweet almond, apricot, sesame, sunflower, or grape-seed oil will nourish your baby’s skin and give a very smooth and pleasant feeling. Do not use mineral oil-based lotions, peanut oil, or baby powder for infant massage. How to Safely Perform Infant Massage.

Getting Started with Infant Massage. Infant massage is an activity you do WITH your child, not TO them. It is a wonderful way to connect with your baby and has many health and development benefits.

To get started, position yourself and baby so you’re both comfortable. Sit on the floor with your back. Massage benefits the baby’s heart, breathing, digestion and blood circulation. It helps prepare their little bodies for physical activity and improves overall mobility. Massage encourages muscular coordination and flexibility and helps as the baby stretches, moves around and grows.

Massage also helps babies relax and fall asleep. Infant massage is a popular technique parents use on their babies. Infant massage can help strengthen the bond between the baby and parents and relax the baby. To massage your baby, make sure the baby is receptive to massage, perform it in a calm room, and cover the baby’s entire body.

Method 1. Infant massage can be done daily; it provides a great way to bond with your baby. It can also be an excellent way to stimulate bowel movements that can be interrupted by stress, diet, medicines, or other health issues.

To massage your baby’s abdomen, start when baby is quiet but alert and hasn’t just eaten. Massage baby’s legs, working the shins and the thighs. Move to the arms, making sure to massage baby’s hands, too.

For baby’s stomach, massage in a clockwise direction (the same way as baby’s digestive system moves). Massage baby’s chest, but avoid the delicate head and neck area. Massage to relieve gas in infantsyour baby relaxes them and supports their health and well-being. It increases blood circulation and stimulates the nervous system which in turn encourages muscle use. Massage can also create a unique bond between the baby and parents.

Performing massage therapy on your baby is both a simple and enjoyable task. Each therapy should not take more than 10 to 15 minutes. Baby massage should be done forty five minutes after feeding the baby, or right after you have given the baby a bath as you are preparing him/her for a nap.

List of related literature:

For those parents who have not bonded with their baby, infant massage can prove to be a lovely way to help this happen.

“Foundations of Massage” by Lisa Casanelia, David Stelfox
from Foundations of Massage
by Lisa Casanelia, David Stelfox
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

The interventionist and parents reviewed and practiced the massage protocol with the infant during these visits, acting as partners in this process.

“Clinical Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview” by Howard Steele, Miriam Steele
from Clinical Applications of the Adult Attachment Interview
by Howard Steele, Miriam Steele
Guilford Publications, 2008

One of the sweetest aspects of infant massage is the bond it creates between the mother or caregiver and the baby.

“Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby: Ayurveda and Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth” by Margo Shapiro Bachman, Vasant Lad
from Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby: Ayurveda and Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth
by Margo Shapiro Bachman, Vasant Lad
Sounds True, 2013

Soothing touch, providing containment, gentle infant massage, holding the infant, bathing, and skin-to-skin holding, or “kangaroo care,” are just a few of the “high-touch” avenues for promoting parenting in the NICU (Korja et al., 2008; Neu & Robinson, 2010).

“Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care: Fifth Edition” by Carole Kenner, PhD, NNP, FAAN, Judy Wright Lott, DSN, RN, BC-NNP, FAAN
from Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care: Fifth Edition
by Carole Kenner, PhD, NNP, FAAN, Judy Wright Lott, DSN, RN, BC-NNP, FAAN
Springer Publishing Company, 2013

The massage professional serves both the infant and caregivers by teaching infant massage.

“Mosby's Massage Therapy Review E-Book” by Sandy Fritz
from Mosby’s Massage Therapy Review E-Book
by Sandy Fritz
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

Nurturing touch through gentle massage calms infants and enhances their development.

“Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World” by Bill Plotkin
from Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World
by Bill Plotkin
New World Library, 2010

Skin-to-skin contact (kangaroo care) and short periods of gentle massage can help reduce stress in preterm infants, although such contact must be assessed and implemented individually.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, David Wilson, Cheryl A. Sams
from Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

Parents who wish to massage their babies can learn how to do this at locally run classes.

“Advancing Skills in Midwifery Practice E-Book” by Jayne E. Marshall, Maureen D. Raynor
from Advancing Skills in Midwifery Practice E-Book
by Jayne E. Marshall, Maureen D. Raynor
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

Preterm infants with the prerequisite degree of medical stability for more traditional infant massage are often approaching hospital discharge; developmental specialists can teach parents infant massage techniques for home use (Figure 21-5).

“Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents E-Book” by Jane Case-Smith, Jane Clifford O'Brien
from Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents E-Book
by Jane Case-Smith, Jane Clifford O’Brien
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

There are various ways in which massage is being used with babies: in premature baby units, in baby massage classes which also function as postnatal health promotion sessions and in private massage classes.

“Evidence-based Therapeutic Massage E-Book: A Practical Guide for Therapists” by Elizabeth A. Holey, Eileen M. Cook
from Evidence-based Therapeutic Massage E-Book: A Practical Guide for Therapists
by Elizabeth A. Holey, Eileen M. Cook
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

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