Infant massage is not only a great way to bond with your baby, it is also an incredible tool to promote relaxation for your little one. Massage is shown to decrease the production of cortisol and norepinephrine (stress hormones) and increase serotonin (the body‘s natural relaxation hormone). Research also finds that massage may promote sounder and longer sleep patterns, aid in digestive issues, and enhance an infant's immune system, motor skills, and intellectual development.
The newborn witching hour. That challenging time toward the end of the day when your baby is fussy and nothing seems to soothe her. In most cases, this witching hour is a combination of overstimulation and overtiredness after a long day for your little one. In most of our homes, daytime is far more stimulating than nighttime. The lights and sounds and activity of the day is all around your little one. And even though your newborn baby may not be participating in all of that a