Everyone deserves a relaxing massage – especially babies! Did you know that massage, hugs, and loving touch are critical to your baby’s neurological, physical, and emotional development? Massage is a great way to help a baby relax, eliminate painful gas, and exercise developing muscles. Babies who receive regular massage sleep better, cry less, and develop healthy attachments to parents and other family members. And infant massage is good for the parent or other adult caregiver as well! Massaging a baby releases oxytocin into your brain, which increases bonding, elevates mood, and reduces stress. Massaging a baby is easy – just warm a pea sized amount of oil in the palm of your hand, and gently massage baby’s back, tummy, arms and legs. Don’t rub too firmly, the way you might enjoy a massage – just pat and rub circles softly, bend and straighten her legs and arms – you can’t really do it wrong! Many websites can teach you some basic techniques if you need a little guidance.
Always remember ask your baby if she would like a massage, even if she is too young to understand the question – it’s never to early to teach your children about consent. You will be able to tell by watching for his reactions – facial expressions, sounds, body language – whether or not the massage is welcomed, and if he is comfortable and warm. Stop while your baby is still enjoying her massage – after around 10 minutes or so. A baby massage does not need to take an hour. (-;
This down to earth, decadent formula is made with a time- and labor-intensive process of infusing a blend of organic extra virgin olive oil and grapeseed oil with a large quantity of rose petals, chamomile blossoms, and vanilla beans. I prefer to use infused oil for my baby massage oil because the resultant aromas and therapeutic effects are milder than what you can get from essential oils. The aroma is sweet without being sugary, and is a warm blend of rich vanilla bean, the sweet apple/hay scent of chamomile, and a floral top note of rose.
4 ounce cobalt blue glass bottle with metal screw cap.
- Handmade item
- Materials: olive oil, grapeseed oil, rose petals, chamomile blossoms, vanilla bean