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Touch Therapy Massage Benefits for Babies

Updated on December 29, 2016

Baby Massage Tips

A parent can begin massaging their child as a newborn, toddler, and child. The benefits of massaging your baby will help prevent many sicknesses, tension, and irritability.Touch therapy for babies will help make a close bond between parent and child. Touch therapy makes a baby feel loved, wanted, safe, and happy. By massaging the baby at an early age, will get the baby used to massage therapy. Touch therapy will help your baby's sleep time much better. Not only the parent can do touch therapy on their baby, but a child care provider, pediatrician, grandparent, or sibling.

Massaging the baby to help them sleep better is a good idea, and it's helps them sleep longer as well.

Your child will have decreased crying episode the more they are getting touch therapy. Pet owners massage their pets nearly every time they see their pets. The point is, a baby needs touch therapy even more, children are a gift from God. Parents spoil their children by buying them many toys and other items to create a bond. But the best way to show a child that you love them is by spending time with them. A massage for your baby should be gentle, not with pressure applied. Massaging not only relaxes your child but it assists with decreasing common colds and other sickness.

Baby Massage Benefits - Touch Therapy for Babies
Baby Massage Benefits - Touch Therapy for Babies

Baby Massage Benefits - Ways to Massage Your Baby

The first way is to massage your child is during bath time, with the baby soap and water as you wash them with a washcloth. Another way to do touch therapy for your infant or toddler, is to rub baby lotion on them every day. The baby lotion can be applied to their feet, legs, hands, arms, back, stomach, face, and head.

Also babies go to sleep faster when their eyebrows are gently rubbed. Soft music helps a baby to relax as well.

Breastfeeding mothers will have a close bond with their child also; the infant or toddler feels a bond with their breastfeeding mother.

There is a difference between a baby that has daily touch therapy and a baby that doesn't have touch therapy. A child will not feel alone or neglected with massage therapy. When your massaging and comforting your child, you are doing this for yourself as well, more than you know, because when your baby is relaxed and content you are at ease also.

Touch therapy for babies also consist of holding the baby while singing a lullaby, this gives the baby a sense of belonging as well.

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      Ann810 5 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Kelly, I agree massage therapy on children does work in positive ways. Thanks

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      I always used and still do massage on my children. It helps them in so many positive ways. Voted up! Kelley