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10 Baby Massage Moves Any Parent Can Do in 10 Minutes or Less

Routine massage has been scientifically proven to bolster development, improve sleep and lower stress levels in infants. And with these easy, expert-approved techniques, you can start to reap the benefits ... tonight.
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hat new parents wouldn’t want their baby to be less fussy and sleep better?

Well, the key is simpler than you might think: a 10-minute massage done before bedtime each night.

According to Tiffany Field, Ph.D., Director of the Touch Research Institute in Miami, Florida, infant massage has been proven to lower the heart rate and blood pressure, plus slow down the production of stress hormones—all of which can add up to a calmer and happier baby.

You don’t need any special skills to perform infant massage, either. Just follow the 10 simple techniques Field demonstrates in this video.

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