Why baby massage is important

July 122012

Baby massage or infant massage is getting more and more popular.  Why baby massage is important? It can help your baby when he or she is colicy. It’s also a great way to communicating with your baby, it also calms him or her.

I’ve came across this great video on baby massage, how you can start it. I think it’s pretty useful:

If you’re interested you can aslo read about on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infant_massage

Ayurvedic medicine in ancient India taught the use of infant massage. It was also has been encouraged in China during the Qing dynasty. At present it is part of traditional childcare in South Asia and elsewhere where daily massage by mothers is seen as “instilling fearlessness, hardening bone structure, enhancing movement and limb coordination, and increasing weight”. Other areas where infant massage is regularly used are African countries and areas in the former Soviet Union. In Western culture, infant massage has been increasingly used in neonatal intensive care units for pre-term infants who are in stressful environments and have limited tactile stimulation.

 

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