Little known fact. And if you Googled, "What solves 9 out of 10 baby-related challenges" you know what would come up? Baby massage. Researchers analyzed a series of studies and found that babies who were massaged cried less, slept better and had lower levels of stress hormones such as cortisol. Score. Bonus points: There's honestly almost nothing better in motherhood than kissing and massaging your baby's chubby little limbs. Google it. XO, TeamMotherly P.S. Infant massage tutorial here, baby massage oil we love here. Baby this week: Your love goes a long way to boosting baby's self-confidence. When babies are treated in a loving and sensitive way, it actually helps their brains develop. Try this: Let your baby know you hear it when she's upset by soothing her in a gentle voice that reflects her complaint, "Oh, I know you don't like your diaper changed, baby." What a good mama!