There are numerous benefits from baby massage for both you and your baby!
These can include, for your baby –
- Helping your baby feel securely attached
- Help baby feel loved, valued and respected.
- Reduce crying and emotional distress
- Increased levels of relaxation and longer sleep
- Development of body awareness & co-ordination.
- Relief from wind, colic, constipation and teething discomfort.
For the parent/carer –
- Feeling closer to your baby.
- Gaining a deeper understanding of your baby’s behaviour, crying and body language.
- providing an enjoyable opportunity to spend one to one time with your baby
- feeling the relaxing effects of giving your baby a massage
- increased confidence in your ability to care for and nurture your baby
- Learning a life-long parenting skill.