Massaging an infant is good for the baby and the one giving the massage. Babies NEED touch. They THRIVE with touch. Studies have shown that when a baby is neglected of touch it causes failure to thrive.
There are so many ways you can massage a baby. I would highly recommend light touch to start and work to medium light if the baby seems to be enjoying it. You can start at their feet and work your way up their legs. Then massage the belly in a clockwise circle. This will help with bowel elimination and gas issues.
The best time to massage a baby is during the non-fussy times of the day. For most that can be right after a bath which is a perfect time to get oils on the baby's skin too.
Have fun interacting with your sweet babies. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me!
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