Baby Massage For Dummies
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Bonding with your baby is very important to his development. You can improve your bond with your baby through physical contact — not just massage. Here are just a few suggestions to get you thinking:

  • Breastfeed your baby.

  • Co-sleep with your baby.

  • Wear your baby in a sling.

  • Hold and cuddle your baby frequently.

  • Avoid long separations.

  • Make eye contact.

  • Bathe with your baby.

  • Swim together.

  • Respond to your baby’s cries promptly and compassionately.

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Joanne Bagshaw is a psychotherapist who also teaches yoga and holistic childbirth education classes. Ilene Fox is certified in pre- and postnatal massage.

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