Massaging your baby is the best way to bond with your child. Research has shown that massage helps with the baby’s sensory stimulation, digestion, improves circulation, overall growth and is relaxing for both the parent and the baby. Touch can calm and soothe a baby helping them feel less anxiety.
Nowadays in many hospitals and birth centres, skin-to-skin contact is encouraged as the newborns are placed on the mother’s chest and abdomen. Despite research showing that touch and massage boosts a child’s development mentally, socially and physically yet only less 23% of parents are aware of its importance. Remember, the next time you give your baby a massage, your act of love and care will have a positive and lasting impression on your baby.