November 26, 2007

Massage Your Infant Into Sleep

It’s a good thing we don’t remember our journey through the birth canal, or what it was like to see, smell, taste, feel and hear all at once for the first time. We would have been totally freaked out! And what if our only means of communication was to cry and just hope that whoever was listening got the right message? Talk about stress!

Helping a baby unwind from all of these stressors via infant massage is one of the latest crazes in childcare. Massages help relieve gassiness, which causes a great deal of stomach upset in babies whose immature digestive systems are still developing. Massages are also a tool in coping with colicky babies. Give your colicky baby a massage before their typical onset of daily fussiness begins to help take the edge off... or even if you have the happiest, most content baby, touch therapy will deepen your bond to your infant.

Reach for Lather’s Blue Tansy Baby Oil for your massages. You’ll get a ton of mileage out of this product, as it is also great for mom and dad... and I know all of the moms reading this are wondering where their massage is. I know I am!

Blue Tansy is typically used in aromatherapy to reduce tension and relieve stress. It also helps ease asthma and allergies. I like that this particular oil sinks into the skin and doesn’t leave a sticky, greasy residue.

To get started, check out this illustrative guide with an easy to remember technique in which you spell out “I-L-O-V-E-Y-O-U in strokes with your hands as you ease your baby’s troubles away.

With any luck, you’ll relax your baby into five whole hours of straight sleep!

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