By Dr. Nirvana S. Pillay, Medical Scientist & Founder of Nirvana Natural Bliss
As a first time mother there is so much excitement and anticipation for the arrival of your baby. There is also many aspects that need preparation and one of them is creating a space for him or her. There are also new skills to be learnt like how to massage your baby.
Both my husband and I, although medically trained went through the same learning curve as all parents do. So I thought it would be great to create a simple pamphlet on how to massage. I share with you images of our baby being massaged by his dad.
Firstly, find a place for massage that is comfortable for you as well as baby and ensure that the room temperature is warm. Playing clam, relaxing music in the background may also enhance the effects of massage.
A baby massage consists of various steps from head, tummy, legs and toes. Caution should be taken not to injure the baby when applying pressure during the massage. A moderate pressure is recommended for optimal results. Here is a free guide on how to massage your baby.