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.

Why mirimiri?

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.

Conversation ideas

Have you tried any massage with your baby?
Is this something you’d like to try?
Can I share some tips with you on how to mirimiri pēpi?

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