I was sent this image by a reader on a social network site and I re posted it immediately because I think it is super useful for parents who have young babies.
I have no idea where the image originated from but I thought I would share it with you all here as I am a huge fan of baby massage, not just for the soothing benefits but also because of the bond it helps to build for mother/father and baby.
I loved baby massage classes with Reuben and it was one of my biggest regrets that I never had time to take Toby, although I did use baby massage (when he would sit still) on him after learning the course beforehand. One of my favourite times to massage Reuben was in the bath and I did find that if he was especially colicky or unhappy, gentle stimulation of his tummy would help him. I just wish I had known how useful his feet were!
P.s – Do you baby massage?