Massaging Your Baby Before Sleep- Why This Is Important!
Putting your newborn to sleep might be a long and tiresome task. But it is crucial to establish a bedtime routine for your baby. Giving your baby a bath, a nighttime massage are all good ideas to include in the nighttime routine. Massages are not just great to connect with your baby but it also helps him relax. Massages are said to reduce the cortisol (stress hormone) levels and increase the serotonin levels. Serotonin is that hormone that makes one feel good. So you have a happy and peaceful baby after a massage. Massage also brings down the heart rate and the breathing rate. On the whole your baby relaxes. This helps your baby fall to asleep more easily. You would find that your baby doesn’t just fall asleep quicker but also gets into a more relaxed and deeper sleep after a massage. And the closeness of you, the parent during a massage leaves your baby feel secure. This feeling also allows him to fall asleep with more confidence.