A gentle mirimiri (massage) can be relaxing for baby and parents.
The Whakatipu booklet Te Pihinga 1 (page 14) talks about how a gentle mirimiri (massage), especially after a bath, can be part of a relaxing routine for baby and parents.
Some of the benefits of massage for parents and for baby are that it can:
- help baby relax after a bath and before going to sleep
- help parents learn to read their baby’s cues
- help parents ‘get in tune’ with their baby
- be an enjoyable way to spend time with baby.