Must read for all the new mommies! You can give relief to your fussy babies by doing some foot reflexology
Babies are equipped with only one thing as communication option if they are in any discomfort or have any ailment, they cry. Crying babies also makes parents cry. Babies can be in discomfort due to many reasons like tummy aches, constipation, congestion and flu.
The best thing to do in such cases is to follow the instructions given by the doctors and medicate the baby properly. But on the other hand, you can also try some home remedies in order to calm them down for some time.
Foot reflexology is one such method, in which each area of the foot corresponds to different body parts. So by applying the right amount of pressure, you can easily give relief to the bay and calm them down.
Foot reflexology also nurtures and can have therapeutic effects on adults too. But babies are more receptive to this remedy since their ligaments, muscles etc are not developed fully.
1 Head and Teeth
Most common things that affect a baby and make them cranky are pain in head or when their teeth start appearing. Mostly, the problem is solved with some balm or little massages and for teething, medicines do great.
But according to foot reflexology, the tip of fingers of foot directly corresponds to the teeth and the head of babies. Just apply gentle pressure on these areas and this will give the baby enough soothing and calming sensation, that the baby will stop crying and go to sleep.
The center of the toes is directly connected to the sinuses in the nose. Noses are notorious to get clogged even due to smallest of reasons and this will make even an adult cranky, leave alone a small baby. A stuffed nose is as problematic as a runny nose and both things are extremely irritating to babies.
So apply little pressure and massage the center of the toes to give the baby some relief and try to remove the mucus using a suction pump.
Babies are very prone to infections or catching cold at even the slightest neglect. They only have to be left for 30 seconds under a fan after a bath for them to catch cold or get an infection from outside. If the lungs get affected, baby might have trouble in breathing or even eating or sleeping and that means that they won’t let you sleep either.
For this, try rubbing the balls of the feet of the baby gently or even putting a little pressure would be fine and this will give them relief from the lung congestion.
The chest or the solar plexus is a bundle of nerves that is situated just above the abdomen. An upset tummy, constipation or diarrhea may severely irritate this bundle of nerves and make your baby cry. It can also give them trouble in breathing. For relief, try massaging and applying pressure on the area just below the balls of the feet as shown in the image. Doing so will give the baby relief.
Be sure to be gentle in applying the pressure and also while massaging the foot of babies, as more pressure might be too much for their little frame to take and it might cause them some injury.
Babies are also prone to tummy problems like bowel obstruction. In order to give them relief, kindly first consult the physician that takes care of the baby. After that you can massage the center of the soles of the feet, which corresponds to the upper abdomen to give them relief.
For problems in lower abdomen, try and rub the lower regions of the soles of the feet. This will give them instant relief from constipation problems and will ensure smooth flow of waste in the intestine.
Note: Kindly consult the physician that normally takes care of the baby’s health, before doing any of the massages or the applying pressure on the baby’s foot. Sometimes the ailment can also be treated only medically.