Constipation is a common problem that occurs when the baby’s feces dry out and become harder to pass. Start on the baby’s right foot, with your thumb close to the heel line and near the outer edge of the foot. Work your thumb upwards from the heel to the middle of the foot. Now turn your thumb and work across the right foot to the arch.
Move over to the left foot, continuing this line across to the edge of the left foot. Now inch your thumb downwards again towards the heel on the outer edge of the left foot. This completes an upside-down U that corresponds to your baby’s colon.