Baby massage

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Baby massage

Age recommendation: 2 years up

Massage is a lovely way to bond with and care for your baby.

Baby massage can help calm and soothe babies so that they fall asleep easily, and there is evidence that it can help them develop mentally, physically, and emotionally. Many parents say it makes them grizzle and cry less. Oxytocin is the “feel good” hormone and this is released by the baby during the massage process, but don’t be surprised if it makes you feel good too!

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