Your newborn seems so small and fragile. Babies have such soft and tender skin and their immune system is delicate. This bundle of joy needs all the care one can give. Did you know a gentle and loving massage can do wonders for your newly born? Here are some of the amazing benefits of baby care massage.
Provided you know how to massage a baby, you’ll notice that this activity soothes your little one. This is because a newborn massage moves trapped wind and provides relief from colic, while improving digestion. It’s also a non-medical way of providing relief from of teething pain.
Your newborn baby loves a massage and often sleeps right after it. This is because your little munchkin feels so relaxed. During a massage, your baby’s body produces a hormone called oxytocin, which is a “feel good” hormone that helps lower stress levels. This aids in balancing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure and improving your baby’s appetite.
Also, a massage makes a baby feel cared for. When they feel their needs are being met, they are less likely to respond strongly to stressful situations. This lowers the production of cortisol.
Many new parents opt for a reliable baby massage service, attend baby massage workshops or join baby massage courses for mama, as this improves the overall health and well-being of your little one. Done properly, a massage can:
Let’s not forget that your baby was in constant contact with the womb for around nine months. Suddenly, the little munchkin is out in the open and craves the caressing and loving touch. A gentle, yet steady hand massaging your baby can create a sense of bonding for your little one.
Massage time is not limited to your physical touch. While massaging your little one, you make eye contact with your baby. This promotes a very easy, relaxed and joyful way of bonding and connection between a parent and the baby.
Did you think a baby massage only helps your little one? No. It helps you too. While you massage the tender body of a baby, mothers feel relaxed and form a happier and stronger bond with the baby. And, this has proven to reduce postnatal depression.