Beauty and Miracle of Growth

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Sleep is one of the most important factors in releasing growth hormones, most especially for very young babies.While your baby sleeps, her little body produces 3x more growth hormones.
The good news is there is a way to promote better sleep for your baby: through a consistent nightly bedtime routine.
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In addition to the JOHNSON´S® Baby Bedtime Routine and products, there are countless other ways you can help your baby fall asleep and even share bonding moments in the process!
When I gave birth to RJ, I was overwhelmed as to how the hospital staff treated me. Everyone was accommodating and caring, from the nurses to the doctors. They even gave me some freebies like diapers and other baby products. What I like the most was the pamphlet they gave me about the “Babies’ Growth and Development”. As a first time mom, I needed all the information and advices that I can get on how to take good care of my baby.

Through that pamphlet, I learned how important sleep is for my baby’s growth and development. I was worried at first that RJ might not be getting the sleep she needed because she routinely woke up at night which is common to newborns. What I did is I helped her established a regular pattern of sleep using the miracle reflex with the help of Johnson’s baby oil. Wondering what miracle reflex is? Miracle reflex is a light stroke in the forehead that stimulates a reflex to close baby’s eyes. I damped my thumb with a drop of Johnson’s baby oil and stroke RJ’s forehead lightly, right down the middle to the bridge of her nose. I did the miracle reflex while humming in my low voice and it helped her feel calm and relaxed and soon made her fall asleep.

As RJ grows, I started to massage the other parts of her body. I constantly rubbed her back and tummy round and round while singing her favorite lullaby and milking massaged her arms and legs with Johnson’ baby lotion. This is not just to put her to sleep but for her to feel that she is well nurtured and loved. Whenever she was upset, I just held her, rubbed or cuddled and it calmed her down.

For babies, skin is the main source of contact with parents. They are sensitive to our touch and the way we handle them. They know when they are being cuddled, caressed or rubbed and I didn’t waste that phase of my baby. I registered to her all the love and care that I can give. Well, that was eight years ago. RJ just turned eight last July 23. Yes, she is already eight but I have not graduated from massaging her yet. Only this time I have consolation because she is massaging me back.


My baby grew a healthy, happy, caring and loving child. I cannot help but thank God all the time for the beauty and miracle of growth.
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  1. Ayan at marunong na din pala mag massage si RJ kaya may taga masahe ka na din. hehehe! Ako nga pag nagpapamasahe sa mga pamangkin ko lang din kadalasan arms lang naman may bayad dapat. lol!

  2. I'm a bedtime believer too. Same here, I gave enough massage to my babies when they were still young and until now, yun nga lang iba na ngayon as I also get massage from them, marunong na din sila.

  3. ahh miracle pala tawag dun…i am doing that to my kids until now =) and ofcourse J&J; dn sila powder and lotion =) i havent tried using oil to them…my mom loves using (personally) J&J; oil =)

  4. Oh I like this one. You know my children are used to Johnson's baby products as well. Until now even LJ who will be 13 years old uses Johnson's baby lotion.

    Both LJ and Nicole were prematurely born. Those phamphlets given at the hospital and other related reading materials helped me a lot. After 1 week in the incubator and when I brought them home, i have to regulary massage LJ and Nicole to caress them and to let them feel my touch as they say it will help them develop fast. Even for Paulo who was on born ondue date, i used to massage him also. I used Johnson's baby oil while massaging them, I sang/hummed them lullaby too (until now when they request)while lightly tapping their back.

    Now, my eldest is taller than me and Nicole shares some of my things,like feminine napkin:). When i need a massage, there are three of them who massage me, 1 at each leg and one on the head:). Sometimes there are 4 of them (plus Neo)LOL.

  5. What a good bonding mommy Rose.. your baby RJ rubbing/massaging up you, I love that! Hope you win, good luck! 🙂 ~hugs&kisses;~

  6. You had such a wonderful bonding relationship with RJ even when she was still a baby. Such intimate care of her made her closer to you. Now you can enjoy such close intimacy that a mother and daughter needs. Telling our babies wonderful bedtime stories is part of that intimacy. Thanks for the homey post. God bless you all always.

  7. girl is this really true does it really help to make my toddler here sleep early coz really I am having a hard time putting her to sleep wahhh

  8. i can't agree with you more mommy rossel. sleep is an essential part of a human being's growth, most esp for the young ones. having a bedtime routine is important in conditioning a child's body and mind that soon, it's bedtime.

    you had such a great bedtime routine with RJ. massaging your baby does help, plus all lullabies and all the loving a mom could give to her child is a sure way to make her feel calm, secure, warm and comfortable and off to lalaland soon! great job mommy!

  9. sleep is really important to child's growth. your bedtime routine is a wonderful way of bonding with your daughter.

  10. I didn't know that what I was doing has a name pala – miracle reflex. I still do it to Z during his nap time. He doesn't have any problem falling asleep at night but it's completely different when it comes to his nap. Thanks, Rossel!

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