Massage is a wonderful relaxing way to bond with your little one.
Massaging the feet relaxes the whole body... 'Using your thumbs, massage the sole of your baby's foot with little circles, firmly enough that it doesn't tickle,' says Katie. 'Then massage the top of the foot and around the ankle with your fingers, finishing with a game of This Little Piggy Went To Market, pulling very gently on each toe between thumb and forefinger. Repeat with the other leg, foot and toes.'
Making sure your hands are warm, hold one leg and give it a gentle shake to relax the muscles... 'With one hand holding the ankle, use the other to glide up the front and down the back of the leg, repeating up to three times,' says Katie. 'Then gently stroke the whole leg with your relaxed hands, moving hand over hand from hip to foot.'