Newborn | Heart Massage

Instructions

Dab a little essential oil on your finger tips and allow your baby to smell the oil. While your baby is lying down, use your fingers to draw a heart shape from the center of the forehead to the center of the chin. Repeat this a few times, and then gently nuzzle in toward your baby, taking a moment to nurture and connect.

The Science

Activating your baby's senses, such as through touch and smell, causes oxytocin to be released. Oxytocin helps moderate your baby's stress response, improves sleep-wake behavior, and fosters adaptability in your little one, even at an early age.