Why give my precious baby a massage? I love spoiling her but is it not too early to start with this?
Contact with your baby is very healthy for your
relationship. Relaxing helps the baby with ailments like colic and insomnia.
Stimulation is great for for normal and correct functioning of internal organs like the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic or immune systems.
Good posture and physical development is helped as baby learns how to sit and stand correctly. Baby also maintains the suppleness she is born with.
And don't forget the fun element: naked, oily
babies are very funny.
How to I know if what I am doing is right? Won't I hurt the apple of my eye?
There are no rights and wrongs - just be aware of what your baby likes and work slowly and firmly.
A few techniques can help:
stretch the legs out or make a bicycle movement
What oils do I use when? I don't want a smelly baby!
baby and oils such as camomile, frankincense or lavender can be used
What else do I need to know before I rush out to buy the oils?
Wait until your baby is six weeks old before using
essential oils. Do a small skin test first and don't use more than two drops at a time, diluted in carrier (vegetable) oil.
Don't get the oil into the eyes or mouth. Only use recommended safe oils. Speak to a practitioner if treating a serious ailment.