Things To Keep In Mind While Massaging Your Baby
Massaging is a very important aspect of your child’s growth and development into a healthy human being. It should start as early as possible and should continue until your kid is 5-6 years. This ensures his bones and muscles are developed in the righteous manner and his body is flexible. It also promotes immunity development in the body with right and growing hormones required for complete growth.
There are a lot of things one must remember while massaging a baby. Don’t worry there is no bibliography attached to it but it is better to know the facts around massaging than to just practice it unknowingly.
The time of massage should be correct
Often it is found that we tend to take up some tasks unmindfully without considering the time of the massage. If the baby has just had a meal, the time is for him to digest the food. Massaging at this moment would add to problems. One should keep a gap of at least half an hour before massaging post a meal. You can try massaging him before bath. That is the apt time as the kids usually are playful during the bath time and feel good about it.
The oil to be used should be right
We must not compromise on this essential activity by choosing a wrong oil type. The oil used should be right. You must consult your doctor before choosing oil. Various brands like Pigeon, Johnson’s & Johnson’s etc. add to the choices available to you, be careful while choosing the right one. Ask your doctor about the ingredients to look for and choose accordingly.
Creating an environment is necessary
It is good to create a nice environment so that the baby enjoys this time and connects with you even more. You may play music or may be a chimer or a toy to keep the baby engaged. You could also keep this time for your little private chit chat with your baby.
Using right technique is very necessary
Always begin with gentle strokes and move in the direction of the body and reverse. The pressure should not be applied aggressively keeping their soft bodies in mind. While massaging head, always apply pressure in the righteous manner. For the back and stomach also apply pressure in the right direction not pressing in a wrong way.
Massage should be regular
It is not a weekly or bi-weekly exercise. Massage should be a daily routine for your baby. You should enhance your baby’s routine by following a routine massage regimen of 15-30 minutes every day. This way it would be inculcated as a habit in your child and he would adjust to the same process. If not for the entire week, one must do it 3-4 times during the week to ensure complete development.
Massage should come in as a routine and should be able to help you see your baby develop into a healthy kid. The most advantageous characteristic of massaging is that you start seeing the results very quickly and more you do more beneficial it is.
I hope you find the post useful and you follow it on a regular basis to see your little one grow healthy and active. It is scientifically proven that babies who get massaged are better in health and growth and their muscles are more developed and flexed than those who are kept refrained from massages.
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