We connect to our babies through touch. Skin to skin stabilises your body’s baby breathing, temperature and heart rate – it helps them feel calm, safe and connected.
Massage is a beautiful way to bond with your baby and can also help your baby with their digestion, relieving gas and constipation, can help with colic, stimulate their nervous system and help relieve anxiousness and tension by helping calm and relax your baby.
As well as being a great way to spend some quality time together, a massage after their bath can be the perfect time to continue their skincare regime, by applying lotion or oils to add extra nourishment to their skin.
Mustela has a Baby Massage oil which is perfect for soothing your little one’s skin and to help them relax. It’s comprised of natural ingredients – like avocado, which is great as it hydrates and moisturises skin without irritation or harmful fragrances.
You spray the oil into your hands, warming it up, and then you can massage your baby or child’s body, relaxing them and protecting their skin at the same time.
You can’t start teaching your child about self-care too early and massages can start teaching them about self-soothing behaviours they can use in the future.
If you’re child is old enough – you can even ask them to give you a hand massage. Toddlers and children love copying Mum or Dad so will love the chance to swap roles – plus you get a relaxing (and adorable) hand massage in return.
All Mustela products are developed in collaboration with healthcare professionals, based on scientific research, and are hypoallergenic and free of parabens. This way you always know that what you are putting on your child’s skin is safe.