Why should you massage your baby?

Baby massageThe sense of touch has been detected in human embryos less than eight weeks old. They are aware of the gentle caressing they receive when their mother’s tummy is rubbed or stroked.

Touch is communication for a baby. The first communication it receives and the first language of its development is through the skin.

In the past twenty years there has been an increase in research on the benefits of touch and how it enhances bonding emotional growth and attachment between baby and parent.

Making massage of children's footInfant massage is a gentle warm interaction between parent and baby. It allows parents to engage and relax with their child. During infant massage classes parents listen to their baby’s sounds and watch their movements. This helps parents have a better understanding of their baby by reading their baby’s cues.

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