Great for dealing with colic in a baby or just for relaxing your baby when he/she is upset. We massage our baby alot – she loves it. Last night she was not feeling well (had her at doc today and she has a virus) so she was cranky and unsettled, I was rubbing her to sleep in the rocking chair in her room and was massaging her legs very gently. Every time I stopped rubbing, she grunted at me to start up again. Even when she was almost asleep and I would stop, she would jerk a little to let me know to keep going!
In the middle of the night she was crying hard and I went in and rocked & rubbed her to settle her back. I always remember the things I learned at baby massage class about helping relieve wind and generally ways to rub a baby to relax and soothe them.
its a lovely thing to do with your baby – they will thank you for it!