Baby Massage Techniques
You now know how the power of touch and massage can strengthen your bond and help your little one’s healthy development, but you may be wondering: How do I get started?
Here are some baby massage tips and techniques to help you prepare to safely and gently massage your baby, while making sure the moment means more.
NOTE: Don't massage your baby if he's sick or if he's just been immunised—the area of the injection may still be sore.
Use a small amount of an appropriately formulated oil or lotion, like JOHNSON’S® baby oil and JOHNSON’S® baby lotion.Use a small amount on your own hands — enough for your hands to glide comfortably over your baby’s skin.
It’s best not to apply oil or lotion to irritated or red skin. If a rash develops, discontinue use. Always read the label before using any products.
WARNING: Keep all products out of reach of children. Keep any baby oil out of children’s reach to avoid drinking and accidental inhalation, which can cause serious injury. Should breathing problems occur, consult a doctor immediately.
Through massage, you can gain increased awareness of how your baby communicates. You'll learn to read his likes, dislikes, desires and emotions. You'll learn the best time for cuddling, playing and relaxing. And your relationship will grow as you and your baby will discover what is best for you both.
Bonding Through Massage
Show him how much you care using your baby’s first language — touch
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