Massage can help your baby to:
- strengthen their attachment to you
- cry less
- sleep better
- stay calm and relaxed
There are lots of ways that baby massage can benefit not just your baby, but you and your partner as well. Giving your baby a massage can lift your mood and help you feel more empowered as a parent. It comes naturally to chat and make eye contact with your baby as you massage them. The time you set aside for a massage is a special time together.
Baby massage can be great for Dads too. Some Dads may miss out on a lot of the hands on care of their baby, especially if they are at work and their baby is breastfed. A regular massage with Dad, perhaps at bedtime, can become a routine that helps to bring them closer.