Face and Back


According to Sansone (2018) were developmentally appropriate a baby that is ready for lying on their stomach and supervised appropriately and is massaged on their back can trigger the reflex to lift their head and chest of the floor (only when they have achieved this developmental stage) will strengthen their back muscles and expand their ribcage and chest. This allows more oxygen in to be able to combat disease and assist development. According to Paul Walker in Sansone (2018) putting babies on their tummies whilst they are being supervised safely for massage is different to sleeping on their tummies.