Things to watch out for when touching your baby

Things to watch out for when touching your baby

Introduction: Early touching is to give appropriate stimulation to brain cells and nervous system during the critical period of infant brain development, promote infant nervous system development, and thereby promote growth and intelligent development.

The gentle caressing of the child and the contact between multiple skins is a transfer of love.

  Pediatric touch can promote mother-to-child emotional communication, promote the development of the nervous system of the newborn, accelerate the improvement of the immune system, improve immunity, and speed up the absorption of food by the newborn.

  Conditions: The child should be in a warm environment when touching, the baby should be comfortable, quiet and not irritable, and should not be touched by the newborn or just after feeding.

Touch hands with warm, smooth hands, short nails, no barbs, and no jewelry to avoid scratching the child’s skin.

You can pour some baby lotion into the palm of your hand to enhance lubrication.

  Baby touch sequence: head-chest-abdomen-upper limb-lower limb-back-hip (1) head.

Use your thumbs and thumbs to slide vertically from your eyebrows.


The thumbs of both hands slide from the lower jaw, the center of the lower part to the outside, and the upper part; let the upper and lower lips form a smile.


Hold your head with one hand, and use your fingertips of the other hand to slide up from the forehead hairline to the back hairline, and stop at the mastoid process behind both ears, and slide gently.

  (2) Two feet: Cross your hands from the outside of the buttocks (the lower edge of the double ribs) to the opposite side and cross to the shoulders on both sides. Make a large intersection on the buttocks to avoid the nipples of the newborn.

  (3) Abdomen: the food, the middle finger moves from the right lower abdomen to the left lower abdomen of the newborn in turn, drawing a semicircle clockwise to avoid opening the newborn’s umbilicus.

  (4) Limbs: Grab the baby’s tandem upper limbs alternately with both hands and gently glide from the sleeve socket to the wrist, and then squeeze from the proximal end to the extended segment during the gliding process.

The opposite side and both lower limbs do the same.

  (5) Hands and feet: Push the belly of the thumb from the palm or heel of the baby toward the fingers or toes, and touch each finger or toe.

  (6) Back and legs: With the spine as the midline, put your hands on the spine, starting from the upper end of the tibia and gradually down to the tip.

The baby is in a prone position, with both palms sliding vertically from the center to the center of the spine.


With the spine as the centerline, slide your index finger and middle finger together four times from top to bottom.

  Notes on touching (1) Make sure you are not disturbed when touching, and you can play some soft music to help each other relax.

Take 3 times a day for 15 minutes each time.

  (2) Choose an appropriate time for touching. It is not suitable for touching when the baby feels tired, obese or irritable.

  (3) It is best to touch the baby after bathing or dressing him. The room should be kept warm during the touch.

  (4) Before touching, perform nail trimming with both hands, once the jewelry is removed.

  (5) Warm your hands before touching, pour the baby lotion on the palm, touch it first, then gradually increase the pressure, and step on the baby to adapt.

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