Baby bathing Rituals: Do’s & don’ts to follow during your baby’s massage & bathing time.

17 Dec 2022
Baby bathing Rituals: Do’s & don’ts to follow during your baby’s massage & bathing time.-R for Rabbit

Babies are delicate and they need to be handled with lot of care. In our Baby rituals series, we bring you the do’s and don’ts for you while you massage and then take your little one for bathing.

Dos and Don’ts for body massage of baby
  • Make sure the room is warm and the baby is comfortable and relaxed before starting the massage.
  • Use oil or lotion to help your hands glide over the baby's skin. Avoid using products that contain fragrances or other irritants.
  • Start with gentle strokes and gradually increase pressure as the baby becomes more comfortable.
  • Pay attention to the baby's cues. If the baby becomes fussy or seems uncomfortable, stop the massage or try a different technique.
  • Massage the baby's legs, arms, and stomach in a circular motion. Avoid massaging the head or face unless the baby seems to enjoy it.
  • Talk to the baby and use a soothing tone to help them relax.
  • Never force the baby to participate in the massage if they are not interested.
  • Be sure to wash your hands before and after the massage to prevent the spread of germs.
  • If you are unsure about giving a massage or have any concerns, consult with a healthcare professional or a trained massage therapist.
  • Always observe baby’s skin for any indications of reactions. Be sure to use safe oil products with nourishing ingredients.

After giving a rejuvenating body massages it’s time for bath time. Make sure you follow below dos and don’ts while giving bath to your little one.

Do’s & Don’ts to follow while giving bath to baby:

  • Make sure the water temperature is just right. Test the water with your elbow or a thermometer to ensure it is warm, but not hot.
  • Place a rubber mat or a towel on the bottom of the tub to prevent slips and falls.
  • Hold the baby securely and gently lower them into the tub. Use one hand to support their head and the other hand to hold their body.
  • Use a mild, fragrance-free soap or baby wash to gently clean the baby's skin. Avoid getting soap in the baby's eyes, ears, and mouth.
  • Be sure to rinse the soap thoroughly off the baby's skin to prevent irritation.
  • Gently pat the baby dry with a soft, clean towel. Pay extra attention to folds of skin, such as the neck and behind the ears.
  • After the bath, dress the baby in clean, dry clothes and diaper.
  • Never leave a baby unattended in the bath, even for a few seconds.
  • If you are unsure about giving a bath or have any concerns, consult with a healthcare professional or a trained caregiver.

Below are some benefits of baby massage:

Promoting relaxation: Massage can help to relax and calm a baby, which can be especially beneficial for newborns who may be experiencing colic or other forms of discomfort.

Enhancing bonding: Massage can be a great way for parents and caregivers to bond with their baby. The physical touch and affection involved in massage can help to strengthen the emotional connection between a parent and child.

Improving sleep: Massage has been shown to improve sleep quality in babies. It can help to relax the body and mind, making it easier for the baby to fall and stay asleep.

Relieving pain: Massage can help to relieve pain and discomfort in babies. It can be especially helpful for babies who are experiencing gas, constipation, or other digestive issues.

Boosting immunity: Some studies have suggested that massage may help to boost the immune system in babies.

Supporting growth and development: Massage can support the physical and mental development of babies. It can help to improve muscle tone and coordination, and may also have positive effects on cognitive development.

Reducing stress: Massage can help to reduce stress and anxiety in babies, as well as in the adults giving the massage.

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