At Kahlmi, we live for baby massage. As a new mom who struggled with baby colic, reflux and other issues, I wish I had been taught about the science-backed benefits of baby massage.

Study after study shows that baby massage can help your baby with sleep and self-soothing, colic, immunity and colds, as well as motor and brain development. Occupational and pediatric therapists recommend massage and stretching for your baby as well as the Kahlmi massager. And while it's important to practice daily, you should always keep a few things in mind before starting a daily massage practice.

Here are some key points to keep in mind:

  1. Gentle Touch: Use a light, gentle touch when massaging your baby. Since your baby's skin and bones are delicate, avoid applying too much pressure or using forceful movements. While many parents visit pediatric chiropractors to help adjust their babies, it's important you check all references. Chiropractors sometimes use adult massagers on babies as well, but we advise only to use the gentle baby-safe vibrating Kahlmi baby massager as it was designed to confirm to baby's smaller anatomical scale and with gentle, baby-safe levels of vibration.

  2. Choose the Right Time: When planning your massage time, pick a moment when your baby is calm and alert, but not too hungry or tired. This way, they are more likely to enjoy and benefit from the massage. Make sure that you ask permission or show your baby that you are about to massage by holding your hands together in front of them and saying "Would you like a massage?" This may seem silly but they will know that this is a sign for massage and will anticipate and look forward to the practice.

  3. Use Suitable Massage Products: Opt for baby-specific massage oils like our organic Kahlmi massage oil that are hypoallergenic and free from harsh chemicals. Do a patch test on a small area of your baby's skin first to ensure there's no adverse reaction before applying it all over.

  4. Respect Your Baby's Cues: It's very important to pay attention to your baby's reactions during the massage. If they become fussy or uncomfortable, it's okay to stop or adjust what you're doing. You can sing a song to distract them or massage another body part, but if they are crying you should avoid massage for a few hours.

  5. Avoid Certain Areas: Stay away from areas with open wounds, rashes, or skin infections. Also, be cautious around sensitive spots like the face and genital area. Only apply a tiny bit of oil to the face and do not massage the belly button or their spine directly.

  6. Learn Proper Techniques: Educate yourself on proper baby massage techniques. Our Kahlmi Baby Massage Cards and Onesie and Socks are a great way to learn baby massage techniques.

  7. Be Consistent: Incorporate massage into your baby's routine consistently to maximize its benefits. Incorporating baby massage into a bedtime routine has been shown to help babies sleep deeper and longer. 

When done right and with attention to your baby's needs and reactions, baby massage can offer numerous benefits, like promoting relaxation, enhancing bonding, and possibly aiding digestion and sleep patterns. Always trust your instincts and stop the massage if your baby seems uncomfortable or distressed.

Is the Kahlmi Baby Massager Safe?

As a mom of two boys and a certified infant massage instructor, I developed the Kahlmi to be safe for use with infants. Here's why:

  1. Gentle Design: The baby massager is specifically created with a gentle touch vibrations at very low levels that are suitable for a baby's delicate constitution and bones, ensuring it's not too intense. Never use an adult massage gun on your baby.

  2. Baby-Safe Materials: Made with edible-grade silicone and materials that are safe for babies, free from harmful chemicals, and designed to be hypoallergenic.

  3. Ease of Use: The Kahlmi Baby massager is designed to be user-friendly for parents, ensuring they can operate it safely and effectively.

  4. Medical Expert Approved: The Kahlmi was developed in consultation with pediatricians, Occupation/ Pediatric therapists and baby massage experts to ensure they meet safety standards.

  5. Instructions Provided: The massager comes with detailed instructions on how to use it properly and safely, including which areas to avoid and how to monitor your baby's reactions.

As with any baby product, it's essential to follow the instructions carefully and observe your baby's reactions. The Kahlmi is a safe tool to use with your baby to soothe and massage them, helping with restlessness, colic, longer sleep, and digestive issues.

To start your baby massage journey, order the award-winning, pediatrician recommended Kahlmi massage wand today.