Regularly massaging your baby is a way to assist with bonding, which is a key to child development. The skin-to-skin contact of massage promotes attachment, and can soothe baby, reducing crying and aiding digestion. Infants who receive massage may find relief from teething discomfort or nasal congestion. Massaging an infant can also help them sleep better, enhance their muscle tone, and increase your confidence in handling baby. Of course, massage also relaxes both you and your baby, adding to its appeal.