Put Toddlers to Sleep With a Lullaby-massage Combo

by Trilok Kapur on  December 28, 2009 at 7:57 AM Child Health News
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 Put Toddlers to Sleep With a Lullaby-massage Combo
According to a new book, singing a lullaby along with a soothing massage can calm your squirming toddler to sleep!!

Texas Tech University child development researcher Sybil Hart have suggested 12 massage techniques that target specific parts of the body, including the feet, hands and shoulders.

The movements mimic activities such as painting or answering a telephone call and the corresponding lyrics act as instructions for parents while keeping children engaged in the process long enough to receive the massage.

Research has shown that massages can help ease pain and anxiety in children and improve their cognitive performance - the trick is coaxing a bundle of restless feet and fleeting attention into sitting still long enough to receive one.

"How do you sit an active, rambunctious 2-year-old down and give them a massage?" asked Hart, a professor of human development and family studies.

"Children are the people on earth who need massages most and they often get them the least," she added.

Source: ANI
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