Health experts through research have found evidence that babies who are often massaged will grow up healthy, breathe well and also sleep well. Emotional benefits that can be grown in mothers who often do baby massage are a stronger bond between mother and child. If you have never tried home baby massage before, you can easily follow these tips:
1. Choose a quiet time
When it comes to baby massage, you should use a quiet time, such as after taking a shower in the morning or evening then avoid the sound of the phone so that you are not disturbed by the sound of the phone while massaging your baby. Thus you are more calm in doing massage on your baby. will make time for you and your baby to be spoiled and create a bond that is even stronger.
2. Avoid massaging the baby when he is hungry or after eating
Choosing the right time is highly recommended when you massage your baby, this is related to the comfort of your baby. When you are hungry your baby will not concentrate and enjoy your massage so that there is only the baby’s cries of discomfort, while when the baby is eating it will cause minor disturbances such as food coming out again.
3. Use Mass Oil
You can use massage oil with aromaterapy which is safe on baby’s skin. Some aromatherapy oils that have a distinctive smell such as lavender, neroli or chamomile are suitable for baby’s skin. You can mix it with vegetable oil with a measure of one drop of aromatherapy oil with 10 ml of base oil.
4. Massage can be done in a quiet room
Choose a room that is not too noisy and with sufficient lighting, also adjust the room temperature to around 26 degrees Celsius to make it comfortable. The other most important thing is to pay attention to the age of your baby when doing massage. You can wait until the age of two months before you do the baby massage.
Thus, pay attention to the comfort and safety of your baby when you do baby massage. The inner bond that will be established between you and the baby when interacting directly through touch will create a relationship that makes the two even closer.