Babies cry about everything, and calming them down can be a challenge for all moms. It is not their fault, babies cannot communicate what is wrong: tummy aches, constipation, colds, the birth of teeth, and so on, cause extreme discomfort and there are few remedies that are safe for parents. (Even some natural remedies are not safe for young children.)

Places of the foot where it should be massaged depending on the symptoms

One thing that is safe to try is foot reflexology . This method can be used to help adults sleep and relax. (There is also hand reflexology to help treat chronic health problems.)

Therefore, it makes sense to consider that reflexology also works with children and can be used to relieve aches and pains in babies, as well as help them get a better rest.

Babies’ feet have undeveloped arches, and their skin and bones are often quite soft, making reflexology a quick and effective modality for babies. By applying gentle pressure to congested areas on the feet, blockages can be released to restore energy flow to the entire body.

Head and teeth

As in adult reflexology, the tips of the toes correspond with the head and teeth. Massaging these points can provide relief for teething babies.

Sinus problems

Babies cannot take decongestants. So toe pads are especially important for babies with engorged sinuses. Use a circular motion when massaging the pads of your fingers.

Respiratory system

The pads of the feet, the area just below the base of the toes, correspond to the lungs. Chest congestion can be a serious problem for babies, and it can make it difficult for them to sleep and eat. Massaging this part of the foot in a circular motion will help.

Solar plexus

The solar plexus is located just behind the stomach, and rubbing this area of ​​the foot helps babies with a sore tummy. Just rub in small, slow circles to provide optimal relief. It is also a good point to massage if your baby is having trouble breathing.

Abdomen superior e inferior

Rubbing the upper and lower abdomen is ideal for a baby who is constipated or gassy. The upper abdomen is also where a person should rub themselves if bowel movements are a problem. The lower abdominal area is best massaged to help with the elimination of gas from the baby.


Babies grow very quickly and this can sometimes cause hip problems. Rubbing the heel of your foot will help soothe these pains. This is also another good point to rub for problems of constipation or tummy aches.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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