The Benefits of Infant Massage

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It might sound silly, but there are actually a lot of benefits to infant massage. I massage both of my kids who are 2.5 years and 6 months old.

The benefits of infant massage include:

* Bonding
* Calms & Relaxes
* Alleviates Colic*
* Promotes Restful Sleep
* Supports Immune System
* Healthy Weight Gain*
* Promotes Healing of Prematurity*
* Relieves Gas Pains*
* Builds Self-Esteem
* Builds Self-Soothing Skills*
* Develops Learning & Neuro-Pathways*

Infant massage is easy and free! By incorporating coconut oil and essential oils, some of the benefits listed above will become enhanced, such as using Lavender to promote a restful night’s sleep or Thieves** to support the immune system, or even Peace & Calming or Gentle Baby to calm and relax.

Check out our following posts to learn more about infant massage with essential oils:
Essential Oils For Babies
Calm Children Naturally With Essential Oils

Baby Guidelines

* These are benefits of massage and not essential oils
** Some oils in Thieves may not be safe for young children

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