6+ | Essential Touch
Dab a little essential oil on your fingertips and allow your baby to smell the oil. While your baby is lying down, use your fingers and palm to gently trace the side of your baby's face and belly. Repeat this a few times, tracing the face if you can, and then gently nuzzle in toward your baby, taking a moment to nurture and connect.
By integrating smell and touch you are strengthening interconnected sensory networks. In addition, massage is a powerful tool that promotes connection between you and your baby by stimulating the release of oxytocin in the brain.