Why massage your baby?
Moment of sharing: development of affective language
Strengthens the parent-child bond
Reassures the newborn, gives a feeling of security
Become aware of your body image
Muscle relaxation, relieves tension and pain
Stimulates muscles, improves flexibility and promotes motor coordination; contributes to the growth of the baby
Stimulates the immune system through body drainage, regulates the nervous system
Encourage and develop touch
And for the parents?
Stimulates lactation by increasing oxytocin, the breastfeeding hormone
Observe and respect your baby's signs
The bond of attachment
the child will feel loved and safe
the baby will know that he can count on his parents to meet his needs
a child who feels safe has an easier time learning and developing well on the motor and intellectual levels
attachment will facilitate socialization and the sharing of emotions
developing empathy and cooperation with others
Baby massage can be started at any age, even beyond its first year. It does not involve any risk but some precautions should be observed. We will then not massage the baby when:
meal taken less than an hour ago
during sleep (we don't wake up baby)
vaccine last received 48h
skin rash, skin lesions
If the child does not accept the massage, never force it.
The massage should be a pleasant exchange.