Feeling intimidated by the idea of giving a baby massage to your little one for the first time? We were too! Here are five main areas to focus on while giving your little one a massage and the steps to executing them with new Tubby Todd Baby Massage Oil.
Gently but firmly wrap your hands around your baby’s leg and glide your hands down from thigh to ankle. Do this a few times; then repeat on the other leg.
Place your hands at the level of your baby’s navel. In a clockwise motion, rub your fingertips firmly and gently over the tummy in a circular motion. Repeat.
Gently roll your baby’s arm between your hands, starting at the shoulder and moving down to the wrist. Repeat two to three times, and then switch to the other arm.
Support your babe’s head and upper body with one hand. Place the thumb of your other hand on one side of the neck and your first two fingers on the other side. Then use your fingertips to gently rub your baby’s neck in a circular motion. Repeat these circles a few times.
First give your baby a belly massage. Then bend the knees up to the tummy and hold for about 30 seconds before releasing. Repeat a few times. Then place the edge of one hand on your baby’s belly, gliding from the belly button down in a rhythmic pattern, to help release pent-up gas. Repeat if needed.
We are excited for you to spend some time getting closer to your little one through baby massage. Shop Baby Massage Oil here.
xx Team Tubby