You and (New Born) Baby - Baby Massage as an opportunity for early play
Massage for Baby, because Touch is an essential part of growth...
The arrival of a baby is one of the most magical moments ever. Even if baby seems tiny and fragile, it has already many amazing capacities. At birth your baby can hear, smell, and respond to touch. Once you arrive at home you need to concentrate ofcourse on the practical essentials first, keep baby clean, feeding, where to store diapers and clothes, and so on. But once necissities are taken care of, little baby NEEDS warm, playful interactions with the caretakers around him.
Allowing babies to experience and learn from their bodies and from their senses enriches their daily experiences and provides important information for them to interact more fully in their environment.
Massaging your baby starting from birth and even when you're pregnant while singing and touching your belly
-see and hear my song -
is a first sensorial play moment that creates the start of a life long bonding attachment between you both.
You can read about baby massage in my best of 2012 - article:
"THE LOVING HANDS OF AN ADULT" .
These are my three main tips for parents who start to nurture touch their babies:
Be fully present
Follow the needs of your baby
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