Make sure to be in a calm environment, use soothing tones of voice and calm gestures. Start to associate the calm sensations with a relaxing massage.It is better that baby be lying in front of you in a warm room with little to no clothing or nappy on.
Warm the oil in your hands (see Oil Type page for oil suggestions)
Making an O shape with both hands wrap them gently around the top of baby’s arm, with a gentle grip slide hand from armpit the wrist and release, repeat this move a few times with alternating hands.
Hug and glide: Wrap both hands around babies arm and slowly slide them back and forth around baby’s arms and down the arm simultaneously
Palm Rub: Place your thumbs in the palm of baby’s hands and make circular movements
Top of hand: Rub the top of baby’s hands with your thumb
Wrist circles: Trace tiny circles around each wrist
Swedish Milking: Make an O shape with your hands, start at baby’s wrist and moved up to the arm pit, repeat rhythmically.
Once you have finished, pick baby up, give them a kiss and say ‘Thank you’.