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Massage Instructor Shares Simple Trick To Put Your Baby To Sleep And Parents Are Loving It

Lucy Devine

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Massage Instructor Shares Simple Trick To Put Your Baby To Sleep And Parents Are Loving It

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A massage instructor has shared a simple trick to getting your baby to fall asleep - and parents are loving it.

Elina - who goes by the name of @kahlmi on TikTok - shared a simple way to help your baby sleep, simply by massaging their forehead and brows.

You can watch the clip below:

Elina explains: "Baby won't sleep? This works every time!

"Step 1: Glide index finger from forehead to nose. Step 2: Gently rub eyebrows from inside to outside."

While the specific technique is not scientifically verified, according to The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) baby massage in general has a number of benefits, with some mums reporting improved sleep for their babies.

They explain: "Baby massage is the gentle, rhythmic stroking of your baby's body using your hands. As part of a massage routine, you might gently manipulate your baby's ankles, wrists and fingers.

Elina says it helps babies sleep (Credit: TikTok/@kahlmi)
Elina says it helps babies sleep (Credit: TikTok/@kahlmi)

"Today, there is widespread belief that baby massage can increase a mum’s awareness of her baby’s needs and support their early bond, as well as improve her sense of well-being if she is suffering with postnatal depression or other mental health issues.

"The evidence is inconclusive on these points but parents do say they find baby massage a lovely way of bonding with their baby."

For more information on baby massage, you can visit the NCT website here.

Other parents were loving the clip (Credit: TikTok/@kahlmi)
Other parents were loving the clip (Credit: TikTok/@kahlmi)

Other parents were loving the clip, with one commenting: "Omg I didn’t know this was a real thing. I always do this lol."

While another said: "Been doing this to my own kids to my nieces and nephews over the past 21 years and it does work."

And a third added: "Literally just tried this after almost a hour of her screaming fighting her sleep and did it 3 times she closed her eyes and is sleep! Thank you."

Topics: Life, Parenting, TikTok

Lucy Devine
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