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Baby massage: gently does it

 
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Article originally in Parent24
The sense of touch is very important when you’re communicating with your baby. And what better way to say “I love you” than a massage. There’s no need to get too stuck on doing it the perfect way, just get connecting.
If you want some ideas on where to start, look at our step-by-step gallery, The Touch of Love. Or download these step-by-step Touch of Love instructions from JOHNSON’S® Baby.

Points to remember

  • Make sure you choose a time when you and the baby are in the right mood – if he’s hungry or tired, he’s not going to enjoy the stimulation.
  • Around 4 to 7 months when your baby starts to be more active, he might not need or want to be massaged as much.
  • Remember that his face develops a lot of tension with all that sucking, so give him gentle strokes and kisses to ease those muscles.
  • Keep all your touches light and don’t put pressure on the baby’s body.
  • Baby massage is supposed to be playful and therapeutic, so don’t take the whole thing too seriously.







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