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Baby foot massage

What is reflexology?  A system of touch pressure/massage used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head linked to every part of the body. How can it help babies? Babies can be very responsive to reflexology. In a nutshell, reflexology rests on …

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Where to massage baby for trapped wind and constipation

The stomach can be quite a sensitive area to massage. Massaging the tummy can aid the passage of any trapped air bubbles in your baby’s tummy and intestines towards the bowel. Tummy massage can have huge benefits for babies that suffer from excessive or trapped wind or constipation as massage supports the movement of their …

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How to start Baby Massage?

Permission    It is important to ask a baby’s permission before starting to massage. Babies should be shown the same respect for their bodies and personal space as adults. This is important as a baby may not always want a massage and therefore will not enjoy it. An unwanted massage could cause the baby to …

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When to start Baby Massage?

We recommend starting baby massage from 8 weeks. It is prudent not to massage a baby fully before he/she is four weeks old. Although in many cultures parents massage babies from birth, current research suggests leaving a baby’s skin alone for four weeks to avoid any damage. This advice should be viewed within cultural and …

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What oil should I use for baby massage?

Baby Massage Oils – What’s the best option?   There has been lots of discussion on what is the safest oil for baby massage recently. It is important to be aware that baby massage is practiced in many different cultures around the world and each has its own preference on the oil used, based on …

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Adjusting to parenthood & self care

“When a baby is born, so is a mother.” – OSHO Becoming a parent is a wonderful experience but it is also a time of adjustment. You may find that you have less time to look after yourself and that you are having to meet new challenges every day. It will take time to adjust …

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