Massage is a lovely way for you to nurture and care for your baby.
The massage has benefits for both you and your baby.
Benefits for baby include: improved length of sleep; improved regularity of bowel movements; can reduce colic or crying spells; improvement in digestion; can help with weight gain; simple bonding time. This includes Special Needs babies and can be especially valuable for pre-term babies.
Benefits of parents / carers include: improved confidence in handling and bonding with baby; an empowering skill making you feel more in-tune and confident caring for your baby; bonding with your baby and getting to know them at a deeper level; relaxing as once the baby massage skills have been learnt you can find it relaxing to give the massage; uplifting, all this can help with Post Natal Depression and bonding with some nurturing time for you and your baby to connect.