Let’s just be honest, how many of you wish your baby can be calm like an angel for their bedtime. No fuzz, no shouting or crying, just fall asleep peacefully and wake up after a good couple of hours?If that still hasn’t happened to you, then why not try a baby massage before bedtime. It will help in many cases.Since a lot of people are talking about the benefits of baby massage, now I’m going to give you a quick conclusion of how much extra benefit you can get from massaging your baby as well as helping improve their sleeping quality.You can easily find countless reliable sources discussing the benefits of baby massages, like NHS, NCBI, and Healthline, who have articles which are written by hospitals, midwives and other professionals. The study has shown that massages for a newborn may:Improve the baby’s skin condition,Protect their skin from injury and skin infection,It can also improve thermoregulation due to decreased transepidermal water loss, which means it keeps the baby’s skin healthy and moisturized.It helps the absorption of essential lipids and enhances maternal-infant bonding with repetitive tactile simulation. In which case, it is also going to improve the bonding between you and your little one. The study has also shown that baby massages are going to help for baby’s sleep patterns and growth in 2-month-old infants. So in early life, massaging is not only for relaxation to help infants to sleep better, but also is beneficial to their physical growth. According to NCBI “The reason for giving oil massage to infants: To make the baby strong, to keep the baby healthy, to keep the baby warm, to make the baby’s skin look good. Among preterm infants in Egypt, the risk of invasive nosocomial infection was reduced by 48 per cent in infants who received oil massage with sunflower seed oil compared with controls.” So now we have understood why it is good to massage your little one, let’s have a look at how to do it daily at homeThe main parts that a baby will like the most for the massage is usually the legs, feet, tummy, chest & arms and back. Movements on these parts are good to improve your baby’s circulation, muscle tone and skin condition.Some mummies would go to a baby massage class to learn how to do it, but if you are too busy to attend a professional class, here are some basic we can do, it is very easy to understand through this one single video, of which the information is sourced from NHS; it is suggested by Helen Carr who is an experienced midwife and baby massage instructor. And don’t forget since it is for helping your little one to be calm, we do need a nice and relaxing environment, and prepare a towel under your baby in case the oil gets underneath.We also need to choose very carefully the baby massage oil that we will use on them in case it will cause irritation by using mineral oil or heavily artificial fragranced moisturiser. The more natural the massage oil is, the more gentle it will be on their thin and sensitive skin, and therefore be less likely to cause irritation. However, do check the ingredients and make sure there are no plant-based ingredients that your little one may be allergic to.Some babies might be a bit more difficult to cope with to start with, but start slowly and be gentle, be patient, and after a while, the little one will start to fall in love with it.