Massage newborn: learn the main principles
Massage love all people, because this procedure not only has a positive effect on the body, but very pleasant. The kids also like the gentle touch of mother's hands.
Pediatricians and child psychologists believe that a massage must be accompanied by smiles and tender conversations. If communication with the mother includes not only cooing, but stroking, petting is a wonderful thing, because the baby is so natural to discover the whole world through tactile sensation.
In very young children not yet very developed as auditory and visual analyzers, but the perception through the skin is already fully formed. So the massage a newborn is definitely useful. This procedure stimulates language development, sensory perception, physical development and attention.
How to massage a newborn, prompt and experienced specialist.
If a baby is sick, depressed or just not in the mood, you should not do this procedure. Better to postpone the lesson.
Start to massage the newborn is recommended with two to three weeks. Any gymnastic exercises need to carry out when baby is full, but after eating should take at least hours.
How to domassage newborn: a manual for mom
Try to make for the baby massage was pleasant. Exercises to do in a well ventilated room. There should not be too cold, since the baby will be naked. The mother's hands also need to be warm. After the procedure, dress the child in clean clothes. Immediately after the massage, you cannot go for a walk. Before the procedure, gently talk to the kid, look in the eyes, adjust contact with him. For massage it is best to choose a changing table, so mom won't have to bend over and strain your back. Never leave a child unattended, he can fall, even if not able to roll. Go around the elbow and knee joints, mammary glands and reproductive organs, liver, inner side of legs and arms. Be especially careful with the lower back crumbs.
So, we begin to massage the newborn. Put the baby on her back legs to you. All exercises are performed 5-8 times, start with 2-3 repetitions.
- Start with strokes of pens. Put your finger in the palm of the baby: he reflexively grab it. Stroking the outer side of the handle with the shoulder, palms and fingers of the crumbs.
- To massage the legs should also be on the inside of the foot to the thigh, avoiding the kneecap.
- Gently, but with slight pressure, massage the feet of the baby, that contributes to their strengthening.
- Draw your thumb "eight" on the foot of the baby.
- Pat heels — the child spread fingers. Gently press the pads under your fingers — baby reflex "squeeze" them.
- Stroke baby's tummy with his hand, first clockwise, do not affect the sexual organs and the liver.
- Place the hands under the child pojasnichno and stroked simultaneous movements. My hands connect under the belly button.
- To strengthen the umbilical ring, you can push two fingers around the indentations.
- Turn baby on his tummy. Back, gently stroking from the waist to the armpits and from the neck to the loins, from the center to the sides. Also the back can be massaged in a circular motion.
- Don't forget the stroking of the buttocks.
- Again massage the outside legs, bend and unbend them and plant in hand.
- Put the crumbs on the flank and with light pressure, swipe your index and middle fingers on the sides along the spine — the baby will SAG back. Do the same, turning the child on the other side.
Do not try to immediately perform the full range of massage from beginning to end, teach your child to it gradually.
Do regular massage of the newborn, talk to him, pay to him his affectionate look and then your child will grow up healthy, developed and happy.