Just looking for ideas.... I've been doing it for my son a couple weeks now just before he goes to bed, but he's so squirmy and crabby at that time of day, and he rarely really relaxes. He hates being on his tummy, so that makes it more complicated..... So what kinds of things do you do with your baby?
If he hates being on his tummy then keep him on his back and rub his arms and legs. You can rub his back while he's on it, as well. There are some very good books on infant massage, and you may even be able to find a class, if you live in that kind of an area. My baby is three now and I give her leg massages regularly for growing pains. I massaged her when she was a baby and I just went slowly up her arms and legs, starting at her feet or hands and working in. You can have him sit up and support him with one arm while you rub his back with the other hand if you want to do his back. Be gentle, but be mindful of what his muscles feel like, because babies can get the same knots and tensions adults do.
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