Q:

how many times we need to do massage for new born babies??



Once in the morning before bath should be ok

Everything You Need to Know About Newborn Baby Massage

Hi once or twice very gently. Massage got no connection in baby's Growth infact many Paediatricians are against it. But personally I feel massage gives them good rest and sleep. I had a professional malishwali till my daughter turned 1 year.

Once or twice in a day should be fine. But you should do it very gently... I personally felt it was the best bonding time for me n my baby. Don't give the baby to be massaged to those people who do it very rigorously and totally scare the baby. Also, throwing the baby up in the air and then catching is a big no. Just few gentle strokes should be fine, make eye contact with the baby while massaging, talk to him, smile at him. Avoid massaging at least half an hour after feeding.

thank u so much Rebecca Prakash n Kavita Sahany for the article. Akanksha mam i am right now in my in laws place so my MIL does the massage for my daughter.. she is not much rough but she always asks me whether she can do my baby's massage the moment my baby cries... she says she will go to sleep if i will do the massage... MIL says 3-4 times in a day massage can be done for new borns... what should i do??

First of all... No ma'am, only Akanksha 😊
And I totally understand. When my daughter was born, my mother in law had come over. She wanted to do the malish herself, because obviously I didn't know how to do it then. She too used to say things like, see shez crying, let me do the malish, her body must be paining, she'll relax n sleep after the massage. Obviously u can't say much when mother in law is involved. N she told me that newborn baby should be massaged 4-5 times in a day. My daughter refused to get malish done from anyone. She started crying if someone touched her except me. What you can do is, tell her gently and lovingly ki mummyji, I too want to learn, please teach me how to do massage. Obviously when you will go back how would you be able to do things like massage or baby bath if you don't learn it now?
If she agrees then fine, otherwise just breath and let it be. They are elder than us both by age and experience. We can't say much. Till the time your baby is comfortable, it's fine, let her do what she wants.

Akanksha haha nice idea... 😄 I'll try it today... thank u so much... 👍😊


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