Perineal massage is just one part of a long legacy of trying to affect birth outcomes by controlling the perineum – the little bit of the birth canal we can actually see. This legacy also includes rituals like episiotomy, shaving, draping, and the application of chlorhexidine.
Frontloading is one of the great secrets of enjoying yourself with a young baby.
In this article I will tell you how my two month old trained us to hold him over the toilet when he has to go to the bathroom. The technique is called Elimination Communication or Natural Infant Hygiene – the terms are interchangeable. It has made our life simpler, our house less stinky and our baby more content. I hope it can do these things for you too.