Many mothers know that if their child is unwell or irritated, a light massage can help calm them down. Babies are especially sensitive to pleasant touch and reflexology, gentle stimulation of pressure points on their feet, which can do wonders for your baby’s health.
Be sure to follow your pediatrician’s recommendations and you will find that foot massages can be a great addition to your daily routine with your baby.
We love learning about natural ways to stay healthy and were curious to know how reflexology can help babies.
If your baby’s teeth are coming in, gently massage their toes to ease the pain. The points that correspond to the upper and lower jaw and teeth are located under the knuckles of the toes.
Applying pressure to the baby’s toes is a natural remedy for teething pain.
Rubbing your baby’s toes can help with colds. The main point for the sinuses is at the tip of their pad of the big toe.
By gently massaging this point, you can help your baby with cold symptoms and sinus pain.
If your baby has chest engorgement, try gently massaging the point under all three fingers. You can press it with your thumb and massage it up and down.
You can also try wrapping the fingers of both hands around the baby’s foot and gently pressing the area with your thumbs.
Massaging the baby’s midfoot can help with stomach spasms and discomfort. A light massage in the center of the foot is a natural way to relieve stomach pain.
A gentle foot massage can help your baby with digestive problems. Applying light pressure to the point 4 fingers from the big toe can relieve indigestion, stomach pain, and nausea.
Foot massages can ease constipation, according to a study. Lightly rub the baby’s heel if they have a stomach ache.
This part of the foot is connected to the stomach and can naturally alleviate problems related to constipation.
Have you tried reflexology? Did that help you?