Bonding with your baby is not an instant “in a snap-of-a-finger” event but is a process that unfolds over time. That intense connection between mother and child develops naturally but there are ways to help nurture and encourage this relationship.
Touch is an instinctive form of communication between you and your baby from the moment he is born and placed in your arms. Actually, this bond had already started in your womb and is just confirmed when he was born. When your baby is upset, he will immediately hush and relax when you hold him. When he is sleepy, he will cuddle up to you as if seeking a comfortable zone. And when he learns to walk and run, he will run up to you when he falls and you will always kiss and rub the area where he is hurt to soothe away the pain.
What better way to make your bond stronger but through touch! Ever thought about giving your baby a massage? Massage banks on the human need for touch. Simply put, baby massage is a method that reinforces the power of touch, a practice handed down from the ancient times of different cultures around the globe.
When you massage your baby, it helps you to understand and listen to his non-verbal communication while at the same time, through your touch he is reassured that he is safe and secure, laying down the foundations of trust that will guide him through growing up and last even into his adulthood.
Massage is beneficial all babies of any age. You can start massaging him as soon as you get home from the hospital.
What are the benefits of giving your baby a massage?
- It helps to relieve discomfort or pain from colic, gas and constipation. Massage will help your baby release gas, relieve spasms and promote digestion.
- Studies show that massage helps your baby gain weight faster.
- Medical evidence support the theory that massage helps in the development of the nervous system and boosts the immune system
- Relieves infants from stress by promoting relaxation and the feeling of security
- Encourages self-esteem and confidence and promotes bonding between parent and child. You love is very thoroughly communicated to your baby.
Baby massage with Argan oil
Rich, pure and 100% natural, Argan oil is safe and gentle enough for your baby. Pressed from the nuts of the rare Moroccan argan tree, the oil is loaded with essential fatty acids, vitamins and nutrients that will nourish and protect your baby’s skin when used as massage oil. The oil is 100% natural and does not contain any harsh chemicals that can harm your baby. It is also non-greasy so you don’t have to worry that your baby feeling all greasy and attracting dirt.
Put one to two drops of Argan oil on your palms, rub hands to warm oil a bit and then massage baby’s arms, legs, feet and stomach with long, gentle strokes, after every bath or before bedtime.
By massaging your baby you’ll be able to tighten the bond between you and your baby while using Argan oil for the massage helps relieve and soothe your baby.