Massaging your baby

Getting started

- You can massage your baby from birth to the age of three and even later if your child continues to enjoy these sessions.

- Choose a quiet time when you’re fully available so that you can calmly devote yourself to the massage without being interrupted.

- Perform the massage in a warm, quiet room (around 26°C/79°F) with subdued lighting.

- Place the baby facing you on a towel or blanket on a bed, changing table or the floor (on a soft rug).

- Your hands must be clean and warm and your nails short.

- Remove anything that can prick the baby’s skin, like your jewelry.

- Use a massage oil specially made for babies. Spread it on your hands and rub them to warm up the oil before touching the baby.

- Your baby’s skin should be healthy and not irritated.

- Don’t massage the baby if he’s sick or immediately after a feeding or meal.

 

 

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