Baby massage strengthens the bond with your child. A loving and affirming touch gives a safer bond and it is relaxing and calming for babies. They can enjoy the undivided attention and touch of the father or mother. Touch plays an important role in the development of babies and even appears to be essential for the development of the baby brain, parent-child bonding and the regulation of the baby’s stress system. The effects of baby massage are a quieter and deeper sleep, an increase in weight and height and more interest in their environment. These babies also have more pleasure in making contact and cry less. Massaging parents believe that the bond with the baby has been strengthened and that the massage increased the self-esteem of them as a parent. There is more contact between parent and child.