I really think that we all know that when babies experience discomfort, the one and only way they know how to express that is to cry. And they can be suffering from various things — including tummy pains, constipation, congestion, and the flu. According to the experts (pediatricians) the recommended treatments and medications are always crucial to follow. But, in my personal opinion, soothing home remedies might also help you with this common problem. Just take a look at the article below and find out more about this. In this article, we’re going to share some foot reflexology tips that could help calm fussy babies.
First of all, you should know that each area of the foot corresponds to different organs, muscles, and body parts — and by gently applying pressure to these areas, you can help relieve discomfort brought on by congestion and blockage. Sounds great, right? According to the experts, foot reflexology has very nurturing and therapeutic effects (even with adults). Because the ligaments and muscles in babies’ feet have yet to develop fully, they tend to be far more receptive to the gentle reflexology rubs. As we said, just take a look at the article below and find out more about baby foot reflexology, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Babies can often be more responsive to different types of reflexology than adults are. So, when a baby cries or experiences some level of discomfort, we usually rub their hands, feet, and tummy, without thinking. Here, we explain why these methods work so well. And, the whole idea is that certain reflex points on the hands and feet are matched with particular organs, bones, and body systems.
Note: ladies and gentlemen, before we start, you should know that this advice should never take the place of a pediatrician’s expert medical opinion. But, these touches might make good additions to your baby’s routine.
- Let’s start with the tips of the toes – ladies and gentlemen, the tips of the toes correspond to the baby’s head and teeth. And, this can be especially helpful when babies are teething. By gently applying pressure to these little areas, you’ll be able to soothe her when she’s crying, throwing a tantrum, and exerting too much force on her tiny frame.
- Did you know that the center of the toes corresponds to the baby’s sinuses? So, if the baby has been sniffling nonstop, has a terribly runny nose, or has difficulty breathing because of the mucus – then you should definitely try this simple trick. Yes, you should try rubbing her/his toes to soothe the symptoms. However, always be sure to consult with your pediatrician in addition to administering these touches.
- Chest congestion – it’s usually caused by an infection or a cold, and if left untreated, this problem can lead to difficulties with breathing, eating, and sleeping. Ladies and gentlemen, you should try soothing the baby by gently rubbing the balls of her tiny feet — the area directly below the neck of the toes (which correspond to the lungs).
- Solar plexus – this is a complex network of nerves, which is located in the abdomen, and behind the stomach. And, according to the experts, discomfort can come from this area, and result in an upset tummy, spasms, tightness, and trouble breathing. So, you should definitely try this simple massage – just try gently applying pressure to the area that is a little below the ball of the foot, to relieve some discomfort.
- We all know that there’s nothing like a nice, gentle tummy rub to get the bowels moving smoothly. Unfortunately, babies, too, can experience b, though the symptoms can prove to be a little unclear. Here’s what you need to do – gently rub the center of the foot soles, which correspond with the upper abdomen, to provide relief.
- You should also know that foot massages can also relieve the baby’s discomfort from constipation. How this works – well, to stimulate the large intestine, try rubbing the lower regions of the sole. This will be especially great for babies who have been a little gassy.
- And (last, but not least important) the heel of the baby’s foot corresponds to the pelvic region. So, parents, if you suspect your baby’s tummy and hips have been bothering her, try applying pressure to this region, making sure to rub lightly. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You and have a good one.