Parents are so in love with their babies that can’t stand to cuddle them. Touching babies’ chubby little feet is just a perfect way for parent’s relaxation. However, it might be also a good way to improve toddler’s immune system or relax breathing and improve mood. Yes, we created another excuse for additional baby touching.
There is a theory that there are spots on human’s ears, feet and hand that are connected to the other body parts and organs. Of course, this theory is not 100% proven, however some studies show that foot reflexology is indeed a very efficient way to improve health.
Beautiful World would like to present some gentle pressure points that would be really useful to improve your baby’s health and behavior.
1. Soothe an empty belly
Babies express their hunger in a very loud manner. But, all we know, that mummies not always manage to prepare everything early. So, if you need some more time, just gently apply pressure to the tips of their toes. It will help regulate hunger and appetite and you’ll have time until dinner is ready.
2. Improve mood and promote growth
According to the studies the big toes is connected to the master gland. Passaging this spot will stimulate the growth of the baby.
3. Improve immune system
Healthy baby is a happy baby. So, here is a trick to make your baby always feel happy. A gentle massage on the colored part in the picture below will stimulate baby’s immune system.
4. Relax breathing and manage anxiety
Babies are very emotional, and sometimes they feel anxiety even when they meet new people. This is why sometimes they breath fast. Massaging the colored area will help to slow down baby’s breathing.
5. Boost energy
Sometimes when you have walk with the baby and see he is slowly getting asleep, we suggest massaging this area, so you can manage reaching the house. Massaging this area will give energy to the baby and will help to keep him awake.
6. Bladder Control
Massaging area will stimulate the little one to pee right away. So, rest of the time he will stay in a dry diaper.
7. Promote Digestion
Massaging these spots will help to promote digestion of the baby. If they have troubles like colic or constipation, this is what you need to help your little one.
Did you know about baby foot reflexology? Do you already apply it? Share your opinion about the reflexology in the comments.
Source: Little Things