Baby massage is a great way to relax and bond with your baby, plus a recent study has shown it can help to improve the symptoms of postnatal depression too.
The recognised benefits include, reducing stress hormones for mum and improving symptoms of colic, colds and teething for baby.
There’s no need to wait, you can start baby massage from birth. However, if your baby was premature, it’s always best to consult your doctor beforehand and you may be advised to wait until baby reaches their due date.
While most children’s centres provide baby massage classes, attending a class isn’t essential as basic baby massage is easy to learn by watching video tutorials.