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When should I massage my baby?

Establishing a routine with your baby can provide a sense of stability and familiarity for them.

Incorporating massage into your baby's routine can be a wonderful way to bond with them while also providing numerous benefits for their physical and emotional well-being. Just be sure to wait until your baby is around six weeks old before starting, and always be gentle and attentive to your baby's cues during the massage.

It's important to pay attention to your baby's cues when massaging them. If they seem fussy or uncomfortable, it may not be the best time to massage them. Always be gentle and use slow, soothing strokes while massaging your baby. You can use a natural oil, such as almond or coconut oil, to help moisturize and protect their delicate skin.

To introduce this fantastic tool into your daily life, you can start by dedicating a few minutes each day to massage. One time to do this is after changing your baby's nappy, this is usually a time when they are awake, alert and calm. You may also find that your baby responds well to a massage after a bath, before a nap or bedtime. Some parents find that their baby enjoys massage right after waking up from a nap, while others prefer to massage before bedtime to help their baby relax and fall asleep more easily.

Remember that every baby is unique, so it's important to find the time that works best for you and your little one. With a little practice and patience, you can create a loving and nurturing massage routine that will benefit both you and your baby.

Let me know how you get on, when does massage fit into your routine?

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