This segment completes the abdominal routine started in water wheel of Huggies baby massage and yoga program. You can, however, start here.
These strokes aid baby’s digestion, so it’s important that you only do them when baby is in between feeds. Abdominal strokes ease constipation and colic symptoms so practise them regularly to prevent or improve these conditions.
As always, watch for baby’s cues telling you that he or she is happy to be massaged.
If you haven’t already done so during this massage session:
This is a beautiful stroke that can take a fair bit of practice to perfect, particularly for new mums who may be sleep-deprived and a bit fuzzy-headed. To do this stroke, you’re crossing the right and left hemisphere of your brain, so not only are you aiding baby’s digestion but you’re also helping your own co-ordination and brain function.
This massage stroke traces your baby’s colon. You trace your baby’s descending colon by stroking down their left hand side. To trace up the ascending colon, you stroke up the right side. Move from right to left side to trace the transfers? colon.
It is a simple “I” down the left side and then an upside down “L” followed by an upside down “U”.
Next try frog pose for the lower body
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