1. Start with the legs.
To perform the massage, you can use a moisturizing milk or a baby massage oil, it's up to you. Grab their little thighs between your hands, and slowly descend to her calves. Repeat this gesture 3 to 6 times, until you feel her legs relax. You can then work your way down to their soles, where you can make small circular motions with your thumbs.
As Adeline says: The feet have a multitude of nerve endings, and just with them, you will be able to relax a large part of your baby's small body! Magic.
2. Then massage your baby's arms
As with the legs, you can grab her little arms between your hands and massage them, slowly working your way down to her forearms. Then you run over the palms of their hands, just like you did on their feet. A little rub on the palms and fingers is the perfect finishing touch.
3. Finish with a massage of your baby's back.
Gently place your baby on his tummy. Using the tips of the fingers, make small rotating movements, while going down along his back. Repeat this three times. Then, with your thumbs, make small movements starting from his spine outwards.
Thanks to these movements, you will certainly see your child calm down as the massage progresses… and maybe he will even fall asleep in your hands! In this case, all you have to do is put it in its sleeping bag, and let it escape into Morpheus' arms!