A bedtime massage

After bath time I like to give Rory a massage as it releases the tension that he’s stored in his body all day – he’s always wriggling after all. Also, for a baby, touch is one of the most essential elements of healthy physical and psychological development. It truly is a bonding experience. I read some great books about it but the most helpful thing for instructing me on what to do was a DVD called ‘Massage Practice for Infants’ by Gaiam. Included is an introduction on how to prepare for infant massage, a step by step guide for legs, feet, stomach, chest, face and back, stretching exercises and tips for easing colic symptoms. Rory and I love it.

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