In this e-book, Little1 provides essential baby massage tips for the perfect bonding session between mother and child.
Text of Baby Massage Tips
A Little1 Presentation www.little1.in How to massage your baby? Simple tips and techniques
Experts agree to the fact that baby massage is an important aspect of an A Little1 Presentation www.little1.in aspect of an infants comfort and development.
Daily baby massage is a great way of bonding with the baby. It also promotes sound sleep, relieves colic pain, enhances babys immune system, intellectual development and motor skills. A Little1 Presentation www.little1.in
Start a massage when your baby is all happy and cheerful. Apply the baby oil on a small area first and check for any irritation. A Little1 Presentation www.little1.in for any irritation. Start with a HELLO stroke!
Tummy Massage Tips Massage abdomen with fingertips in clockwise motion. Use your pinky to paddle across babys belly. Do the I LOVE YOU stroke repeatedly. Gently push the legs towards her stomach holding babys A Little1 Presentation www.little1.in towards her stomach holding babys feet and knees. Rotate the hips few times. Walk fingers around navel clockwise. Use both of your palms to gently rub the stomach.
Use your index finger & thumb to massage babys ears. Make a heart shape with both index fingers concluding at the chin. Cradle babys head in your palm. Massage scalp with fingers as if shampooing. Avoid top of head. Head & Face Massage Tips A Little1 Presentation www.little1.in shampooing. Avoid top of head. Stroke with your thumbs the part between its eyebrows. Also stroke the closed eyelids softly. Massage jaw in very small circles. Stroke bride of nose to the cheeks.
From sternum to shoulders, stroke Chest Massage Tips A Little1 Presentation www.little1.in From sternum to shoulders, stroke both hands outward. Use a crisscross pattern from to rub from side of hip to opposite shoulder. Trace a heart shape starting from sternum, up to the shoulders and down again.
Arms Massage Tips Relax upper arm of baby by tapping it lightly. Wrap your fingers on the upper arm and rub from shoulder towards wrist. A Little1 Presentation www.little1.in shoulder towards wrist. Grasp arm with both hands, one above the other. Then gently rub in opposite direction from shoulder to wrist.
Massage palms with your thumbs. Stroke top of hand from wrist to fingertips. Gentle pull & squeeze each finger. Arms Massage Tips (Contd.) A Little1 Presentation www.little1.in finger. Use small circles to massage wrist. Roll arms between both your hands.
Place baby on his tummy. Keep his hands in front of him. Use circular motion to massage shoulders & buttocks. Rub both your hands on the back simultaneously from neck to hip and A Little1 Presentation www.little1.in from neck to hip and upwards. Use fingertips to massage side of infants spine and up the other. Never press spine directly. Holding fingers like a rake, stroke down his back. Back Massage Tips
Lift one of babys legs by the ankle. Relax it by tapping lightly the upper- thigh. Roll legs between your hands. Hold ankle with one hand and wrap other in C-shape Leg Massage Tips A Little1 Presentation www.little1.in and wrap other in C-shape around baby's upper thigh. Stroke from thigh to foot. Just like wringing a towel, wring each leg gently.
Use thumb-over-thumb motion for massaging heel to toe. Stroke the top of her foot. Gently squeeze and pull each toe. Massage around babys ankle using small Leg Massage Tips (Contd.) A Little1 Presentation www.little1.in babys ankle using small circles.
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