Baby massage: gently does it
Massaging your baby is a great way to communicate. Brought to you by JOHNSON’S® Baby.
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.
Article originally in Parent24
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.