Massaging your baby
- Choose a quiet time when you’re fully available so that you can calmly devote yourself to the massage without being interrupted.
- Perform the massage in a warm, quiet room (around 26°C/79°F) with subdued lighting.
- Place the baby facing you on a towel or blanket on a bed, changing table or the floor (on a soft rug).
- Your hands must be clean and warm and your nails short.
- Remove anything that can prick the baby’s skin, like your jewelry.
- Use a massage oil specially made for babies. Spread it on your hands and rub them to warm up the oil before touching the baby.
- Your baby’s skin should be healthy and not irritated.
- Don’t massage the baby if he’s sick or immediately after a feeding or meal.