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Benefits of Baby Massages Every Parent Should Know

The power of touch has been harnessed since ancient times. The skin is the largest human organ, and it is said that sense of touch is the first to develop in the wound for a fetus during pregnancy. Therefore, the best way to communicate with the babies is through 해운대 마사지, particularly when they’re agitated for no apparent reason.

Relaxing massage for babies

Massage has been proven to relax infants, promote good sleep, and even enhance motor skills. Baby oil should be used to avoid too much friction on the skin, but be sure that your baby is not allergic by testing the oil on a small area of the baby’s skin for a day.

Put your baby in a safe position and start a gentle stroke from head to toe, but be observant of his reactions. If he becomes irritable or starts to cry, move your hand to another part of his body or finish the massage for the day. Don’t force body massages on a child as this will stress them out and will treat massage time as something to be afraid of.

Learn the behavior of your kid and plan massage time accordingly. This way, you and your kid will experience less stress.

Relieves constipation

Infants will just be developing their guts and their microbiome is still in the process of becoming balanced. Gases will cause discomfort, but you can help your baby release the gas by lifting and bending the legs forward towards his tummy to put pressure (this will work even for adults).

When gas is released, let go of his legs and start rubbing the tummy in a circular stroke to relieve the pain as it helps to ease digestion.

Bonding through massage

The benefits of massaging babies don’t stop in relieving constipation, colic, gas, and cramps. It’s also the best way to connect with your baby. Trust develops through interaction, and the best way to interact and communicate with babies is by touch. The tender touch will make your baby feel safer and loved.

Keep talking while massaging. Do the “baby talk” which, according to researchers, has a soothing effect and can boost your baby’s language skills. It also promotes familiarity so that your baby will become more connected to you.

The takeaway

There are plenty of health benefits of massages for babies.  However, not all parents are naturally good at it, but don’t be discouraged if you don’t do well the first time.

You may have to practice and learn your baby’s reactions. As you progress as a masseur, so does your bond with your baby.

Although massage is a good therapy, it is not a medical substitute in any way. So if your baby is in a lot of pain or when in doubt, do not take chances.  It is always highly advisable to consult a pediatrician. Don’t risk the lives of your children based on chance. Go visit a professional immediately if you notice any signs of pain from the child.

Joys of Kids

What I Love About Being a Mother

I am currently a mother of two kids– a nine-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl. Both these children have given me unforgettable moments of joy. I have also experienced a lot of tensions and have spent hours worrying about the welfare of my kids and myself. I have successfully placed these negativities aside and only carry the pleasures, the awesome surprises and the magical moments that are a gift of motherhood. I wish to share, with everyone who is interested my stories of becoming a caring mother from a carefree- easy-going- twenty-

two-year-old young woman.

Loving naughtiness

A couple of years ago, when my kids were not as understanding as they are slowly becoming now, I used to have a tough time keeping them in control. They wanted the same things and often quarrelled. The younger one would snatch at the elder one’s picture books and before I could stop them, their favorite rhyme page was in pieces. The toy basket was always tumbled upside down, and both of them wanted to climb over it at the same time. I had my daily chores to complete, yet I had to help them climb over the basket. The laughter that followed was more precious than everything in the world.

Responsibilities

Growing kids demand time. The modern age with its technical overgrowth is making my kids smarter than I expected. My responsibilities today are to help them develop their understanding of the world and its ways. Moving in pace with time they need to know all yet refrain from things that can contaminate their innocent minds. I want them to grow up with pleasant memories, and for this, I spend as much time as I can with them. I know that very soon they will grow independent and their innocent mischief will not be there in the days to come.

For now, I enjoy everything that my kids do. It is a time that I wish will not pass too soon!

Breastfeeding, Tales

Week 1 with My Baby: The First Problems I Encountered

There are so many things that make people happy. We are overjoyed with things that are special and expensive like a diamond ring or a holiday package. Sometimes, ordinary things also offer pleasure like a blooming flower in the garden or a flowing stream. But, the joy that a mother gets from the first look of her baby is above all these kinds of happiness. It cannot be compared to anything.

When I saw my son for the first time, I just could not believe my eyes. The doctors were still fidgeting with my body- stitching, injecting and what not, but my senses were all drawn towards the little screeching thing in the nurse’s hand.

I smiled and felt so good. Gradually sleep overtook me, and I was asleep.

The next significant moment I had with my baby was the painful enjoyment of breast feeding. It was so painful, and the tiny lips could hardly suck a drop. The nurses helped me for sure, yet it took a couple of days for my boy to learn sucking.

The trial did not end here. There was much more to learn. I was at my wit’s end when after a few days, I felt milk squirting out in full force and making me all wet. What was even more panicking was that my poor baby was almost choked. My nurse and my mom came to our rescue and taught me how to control the flow.

The next problem was my baby sleeping only after a few sucks and again beginning to cry in a few minutes. He was unable to suck enough.

Everyone, including my doctor, friends, and relatives, laughed at my small discomforts. Soon my baby was an expert, and I was trained how to do it right.

Pregnancy Testing, Tales

How I Knew I was Pregnant

I was married at the age of twenty-one. My husband is a tall, handsome person who has great affection for little children. Wherever we went, he was sure to find a kid and start playing. He used to laugh and did all sorts of tricks to make kids happy. At times, he got so involved with the kids that he used to completely forget my presence. I felt a bit jealous, but I admired him even more for this, and one day, I thought that I should have my own baby.

It was as if Providence was reading my mind. That very evening, I felt uneasy and nauseated. We went out for dinner, but the sight of my favorite food made me feel dizzy. I went twice to the washroom and returned home. I felt very sick. My husband was really worried, but I was feeling a bit happy. “What if I am pregnant?” I thought. I bought and used a pregnancy test strip and was overjoyed. The result was positive.

The next morning, we went to the doctor, and my pregnancy was confirmed. My husband was really glad, and my happiness was so great that I completely ignored my dizziness and my nausea.

The period of nine months was a period of mixed feelings. Most of the time, I felt really happy- the soft kicks of tiny feet, the imaginary face of my little angel, the preparations and shopping for my baby and above all, the loving care of my husband made me feel so precious. Sometimes, I was worried, tensed, irritant and moody. But there were lots of people who coaxed me out and everything was fine.