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Frequently Ask Questions:

Here are the questions being frequently asked. If you have any other questions, please e-mail to [email protected] for further discussion.

Q1. When I doing infant massage with my baby on the floor, I got back pain, should I stop or what should I do?

Q2 Can I use essential oil for my baby when doing infant massage?

Q3 when it's winter, can I massage my baby when he has clothes on?

Q4 when should I stop baby massage for my child?

Q5 When I do massage with my younger baby, his older sister jealous which is 4 years old . What should I do?

Q6 Is massage recommended for asthmatic babies?

Q7 Is massage recommended for babies with skin allergy?

Q1. When I doing infant massage with my baby on the floor, I got back pain, should I stop or what should I do?

      You can try to do massage with baby putting above the thigh while knee is bend with support under knee. It°¶s better with back support with cushion too. Most of the people with back pain may due to hamstring too tight. This position can release the problem. Besides, before and after massage, it°¶s better for you to have stretching of whole body to avoid back pain. And it°¶s better for you to ask medical consultation like physiotherapy.

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Q2 Can I use essential oil for my baby when doing infant massage?

      Essential oils do not preferred especially under 12 months because of their concentration favoring that the baby could not smell the parents°¶ smell and medical effects. It°¶s better to use pure cold pressed oil from fruits, nuts, vegetable or seed oil which is free from pesticides.

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Q3 when it°¶s winter, can I massage my baby when he has clothes on?

       Yes, you can. It°¶s good to introduce infant massage to you baby with clothes on. But it°¶s better to do in a warmth environment and progress to removing his clothes due to skin to skin contact is most beneficial.

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Q4 when should I stop baby massage for my child?

      When your children still enjoy your massage and say yes or give yes body cues, you can continue. If your child continues love being massage, you should continue even into adulthood as it°¶s a special time of closeness between you and your child. But when your children say no or cries, then you should stop and respect his wishes.

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Q5 When I do massage with my younger baby, his older sister jealous which is 4 years old . What should I do?

      It°¶s very common to see older brother or sister shows jealous to baby. Actually, you can ask your older child to help to massage with baby, say help you to collect the oil and then praise him. Or you can ask your older daughter to collect the doll. When you massage with your baby, ask her massage the doll to play. If the child wants, you can do the massage with older child when the baby is sleeping.

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Q6 Is massage recommended for asthmatic babies?

      An asthmatic child can benefit from massage, especially if the condition is stress- or anxiety- related. Massage may help her relax, which could prevent asthma attacks or reduce their severity. Some research shows that massage can improve lung function with the babies with asthma. Please noted that don°¶t massage your child during an asthma attack.

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Q7 Is massage recommended for babies with skin allergy?

      Yes, but we need to select right baby oil. Some brand name such as J??? and Jo. actually use oil extracted from crude oil. It's not good for health and no one is willing to eat these oil and it's difficult to absorb. The more naturally the oil is produced, the better. Before using any oil, make sure you carry out a patch test on your child to make sure that she is not sensitive to the oil.

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