Before babies develop their language skills and are able to speak, they communicate with the world around them through touch. As a mom, the power of touch to soothe is instinctive. If a baby cries, one of the first things we think to do is pick them up and give them a cuddle, or massage their back. Massaging your baby is an extension of this natural impulse.
From the moment your baby is born, they are learning about themselves and the world around them. Did you know that by establishing daily routines with your baby around a variety of activities, such as bath time and baby massage, you can actually help nurture and encourage their development?
Traditionally, we’re inclined to think that bath time is just a time to clean your baby, a part of your everyday routine, but it’s more than just that! Bath time, both cleansing and massage, can offer a multi-sensory playground where parents and babies have the opportunity to not only bond but also discover, together.
More than just a hug: Benefits of physical contact
The power of human touch is not to be underestimated. It has the ability to sooth and to nurture. A squeeze of a hand, a pat on the back, a kiss on the forehead, a hug first thing in the morning or last thing at night. All small gestures that have the power to build and nurture our relationships with one another.
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