Never underestimate the power of a nice rubdown on your infant. "Massage reduces irritability and helps babies sleep better -- the two biggest pediatric complaints," says Tiffany Field, PhD, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine. "Parents generally discover that babies have a favorite place they like to be massaged," she adds, so sample these simple techniques to find your baby's sweet spot.
Originally published in American Baby magazine, December 2005.
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