Wednesday, 21 November 2012

WIN: A Plush Cuddly Moo Moo

Infacol have kindly offered me 5 plush cuddly moo moo toys to give away to 5 of my lovely reader's.

Infacol is Britain's No.1 treatment for infant colic. Together with their dedicated midwife Nikki Khan they have developed anti-colic massage techniques. 
Anti-colic massage Techniques by Infacol Midwife Nikki Khan

Before you start:
1. Make sure area is safe, free from draughts and at room temperature (18°C, 65°F)
2. Do not massage baby straight after a feed.  Maintain eye contact and touch for safety and reassurance.
3. Use a small amount of unscented oil, such as grape seed oil or sunflower oil, warming it between hands before using it on babies skin.
4. Stop massaging if baby starts to cry or seems unwell.  Read the following tips thoroughly, to carry out an enjoyable and loving massage for the baby.  

Face
Using the tips of two fingers or thumbs massage both sides of the face simultaneously using a small amount of oil.  Use finger to stroke from baby’s forehead toward the hairline.

Back, Chest and Arms
Chest
Place hands with palms facing down on the chest.  Open hands until thumbs touch (‘open book’).  Stroke outward around the ribs and under the arms.  Next place hand diagonally on baby’s chest and stroke up, over the shoulder.  Repeat on the other shoulder.  (Repeat five times)

Arms
Start at the top of the arm, sliding your hand gently down the arm to the wrist.  As one hand reaches the baby’s wrist, start the motion again with the other hand. (Repeat five times)

Hands
Stroke the back of the hand, starting at wrist and down each finger in turn.  Then repeat on the palm of the hand and at each fingertip roll it gently between your fingers. (Repeat five times)

Back
With baby on their front, use the ‘open book’ technique to stroke down below the arms onto the ribs.  Repeat stroking up over shoulders.  (Repeat five times)


Anti-colic Massage
Scooping Sand
With cupped hands, use a downward motion on the tummy starting from under the ribs to the lower abdomen. (Repeat three times)

Cycling a technique to stimulate the release of trapped gas.  With baby lying on back, bring each knee up to the opposite side of the abdomen in turn. (Repeat three times)


Tiger in the Tree
Support baby’s weight by laying them along your arm facing downwards with head by your elbow.  Hold the top of baby’s leg firmly with one hand.  Using your free hand gently massage the abdomen in a clockwise direction.  (Repeat three times)

Legs and Feet
For legs see Arms section)

Feet
Using your forefinger, push gently across the heel and then at base of ties.  Stroke sole of the foot from heel up to toes.

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37 comments:

  1. Yes I did and it helped a great deal :)

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  2. Yes I did with both of my boys and will do with my next baby as it helped us all through some difficult times!

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  3. yES WITH MY SECOND DAUGHTER, AND IT HELPED GREATLY XX

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  4. No, but I used to when my rabbit had bloat and it worked for her!

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  5. Yes and it helped

    stacey.tripconey@yahoo.com

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  6. Yes I did and it did seem to help.

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  7. Never had to use it. However my friend used it on her baby and said it seemed to help.

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  8. I found it never made much difference with mine but they nevr had too bad colic in the first place

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  9. Yes I gave it to my daughter a few times, it definitely seemed to help ♥

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  10. yes it did seem to

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  11. Yes to all my kids and yes it worked

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  12. I don't have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

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  13. No I have never had to use it on my children.

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  14. No :( not at all! We used it from birth, and used dentinox too and that made no difference either!

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  15. Yep! Gave it to her all the time and it helped most of the time :)

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  16. Yes to both my kids and it worked wonders

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  17. yes and i thought it helped

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  18. yes I did and it helped most of the time

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  19. I personally haven't given any to either one of my god children

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  20. I did use it and it seemed to help a little

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  21. I did. I think it helped to ease his wind a lot.

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  22. Luckily I never needed to but we had some on standby!

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  23. I only remember it being used with my youngest sister, but I think it did help :) x

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  24. rachael jones mann4 December 2012 at 23:44

    yes & yes

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  25. Yes i did & i found it to be a GREAT help!
    Would and do recommend.

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  26. I gave infacol as I kept being told my little one had wind but turned out she had reflux! x

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  27. Yes & it helped, wish i'd know & tried it with my first too.

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  28. yes, it was helpful for my niece who had really bad colic when she was younger. She now a big cow person and collect all things cow so moo moo is the collectable for her :)

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  29. I have used it with both of my children and found it better than any other product

    Becci Cleary/rcleary57@yahoo.com

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