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What is Baby Massage and What Are It’s Benefits?

Baby Massage is a wonderful way for parents to bond with their babies and research shows that it builds trust; helps relieve postnatal depression as well as relaxing your baby releasing trapped wind.  It also helps your baby’s coordination and body awareness.  Massaging at the end of the day or before naptime also helps them drift off to sleep.

There are additional benefits of baby massage:

  • Improved proprioception and recognition of their body
  • Helps a babys mental, social and physical development
  • Reduces heart rate and blood pressure encouraging a more restful baby
  • Improved weight gain for premature or small babies
  • Improved digestion including colic and gas
  • Less likely to be affected by disease
  • Improves babys nervous system
  • Enhanced bond for parent and baby
  • Helps your baby to stay relaxed
  • Reduces postnatal depression
  • Reduced crying and fussing
  • Improved circulation
  • Eased constipation
  • Improved sleep
  • Improves growth

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