How Baby Massage helps Baby to Sleep
Massages are a great way to relax and it helps your baby to sleep easily. Besides, it also develops a bond between you and your baby. Although an infant massage can be given at any time, it is most beneficial when done as part of your baby's bedtime routine.The body and mind can relax with massage. The physiological and psychological changes that your baby's body experiences roughly every 24 hours are influenced by their circadian rhythm. Your baby's body temperature, readiness for sleep, and appetite all naturally fluctuate with the circadian rhythm.
Your baby may need a little encouragement to ease her into this rhythm of being awake in the daytime and asleep at night, and a relaxing massage may help. Babies who are often massaged have been found to have higher levels of melatonin in their bodies. A gentle massage before your baby's bedtime each night is certainly worth a try and can also help your partner and baby to bond. Dim the lights just before starting your baby's massage and make sure the room is cosy and warm.