Learn how to touch the newborn
Touching is what we often say about baby massage. Related research shows that there is a skill to caress and touch the baby’s whole body.
The whole process is filled with the emotional exchange of love between mother and child. At the same time, a lot of good, moderate stimuli are transmitted to the child’s brain through the skin sensor through the hands of the mother, which promotes the development of the nervous system, and the boots improve the baby’s emotional intelligence and IQ.
So how do you massage?
Touch the head and face of the newborn: Slide your thumbs up and down from the center of the mandible to make the upper and lower lips smile. Push your thumbs from the center of your forehead to the sides. Touch your hands from the forehead to the back of your head.The middle fingers stop behind your ears, just like shampooing when washing your hair.
Top: Cross your hands from the outside of the top to the opposite side, pushing a large intersection at the dark scratches.
Abdomen: Both hands move from the right lower abdomen to the left lower abdomen in turn, drawing a semicircle clockwise.
Limbs: Hold the baby and a puppy with both hands, and gently squeeze in from the upper arm to the wrist, like milking herders, and then knead from top to bottom. The opposite side and both lower limbs do the same.
Hands and feet: Cross the baby’s heel with the thumbs of both thumbs, push towards the toes, and pinch the joints of the toes. The hands are the same as the feet.
Back: With the spine as the midline, the hands are at right angles to the spine. Repeatedly move the hands in opposite directions, starting from the upper end of the hip to the hip, and then stepping back.
The time of stroking is usually arranged after bathing, before taking a nap or awakening at night, when the baby is not too long or irritable, the action should be light at the beginning, and then gradually increase the pressure, the newborn’s attention can not be concentrated, each stroking actionDon’t repeat too much, starting from 5 minutes and then extending to 15-20 minutes.
Touching the points of the newborn is easy and simple.
Be aware that stroking is not a mechanical movement, it is done in collaboration with your baby.
Touching passes love, caring, kissing and hugging, it is a kind of love, a kind of treatment, which brings joy and health to you and your baby.
Things to note: 1. Allow the baby to take a massage after getting enough rest. It is not easy to get too full or hungry. It is best to do it half an hour after a meal.
2. The massage technique should be light, then gradually increase the force to allow the baby to adapt slowly.
3. Do not force your baby to maintain a fixed posture.
4. When the baby’s umbilical condyle is not displaced, do not massage the abdomen, and wait until the umbilical condyle is replaced.
5, in the touch, we can disrupt the order of touch exercises, or you can select a few of them to massage the baby.
6, when the baby’s emotional response is intense, you need to stop touching the massage.