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How to massage your baby

You're not the only one who occasionally craves a relaxing body rub. A gentle laying on of hands is also highly calming and even therapeutic for babies.

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Massaging your baby has numerous advantages from aiding your baby with digestive difficulties and teething pains, as well as enhancing his muscle growth, quieting him when he's irritable, and putting him to sleep.

Here are ways to give your baby a massage

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Before you begin massaging your infant, you must first determine the optimal location for the massage. Both you and your kid should feel at ease in this space. Your baby can be placed on a towel or blanket and you may use baby oils or other essential oils. You can employ the following massage techniques after you've prepared your baby for the massage.

1 Head

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Take some oil and pat it over the top of your baby's head. You can spread the oil over your baby's head with gentle strokes and avoid putting pressure on the soft part of your baby's head.

2 Face

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Apply a small amount of oil on your baby's face and gently touch it with your fingers. Work your fingers from the top of your head to the bottom of your chin, stroke your fingers in an outward direction while gently pressing on the brows. Apply delicate strokes to your baby's cheeks, chin, and nose.

3 Colic-Relief

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Massage your baby's tummy in a downward direction from below the naval area, fold your baby's knees up to the tummy after the belly massage, and apply moderate pressure. Hold this position for 30 seconds, and then repeat a few times if necessary. This aids in the release of gas.

4 Back

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Make your baby lie on his or her stomach. Massage your baby from the base of the neck to the buttocks with back and forth strokes of your hands before applying mild pressure to your baby's spine in a circular motion with your fingers.

5 Tummy

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Starting at the base of your baby's rib cage, massage his or her tummy in circular motions with your fingertips while massaging the naval area in a clockwise motion with your fingers. If the cord has not entirely dried and healed, you should avoid massaging the baby's abdomen.

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