During the first week of our baby massage classes, we learn to massage the babies feet. As you can see from the picture there are many reflexology points on the feet that can help you relieve discomfort from some common baby ailments.
A crying baby is very stressful to deal with. Just by massaging a baby's foot you may be able to help a little bit. At the very least you will feel that you are doing something to help which hopefully will help you to feel a little calmer too.
We learn the hand strokes in week three and they are very like the foot strokes. So if you can't get to your baby's feet, try massaging the palms of their hands to relieve tummy discomfort. Massaging the fingers can help with nasal congestion and teeth, ear or eye problems.