Baby Spa Effect on Growth

Karningsih Sudiro, Sri Mulyati

Abstract


The aim of the study was to determine the effectiveness of Baby Spa on the growth of body weight and body length in infants aged 3-12 months. This research is a quasi-experimental study with a pretest-posttest design with control group design. The number of respondents as many as 70 respondents consisting of 1 group (35 respondents) with Baby Spa treatment and 1 group (35 respondents) was a control group without treatment. Data analysis using the MANCOVA test. The results of the study are Baby Spa effective for the growth of body weight and body length in infants aged 3-12 months. The conclusion that Baby Spa can be used to stimulate the growth of a baby's body weight and body length, but needs to pay attention to balanced feeding factors. The use of Baby Spa needs coordination between midwives and other health workers. Midwives must also provide health education about Baby Spa to stimulate baby growth so that babies can grow optimally.


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Spa baby, massage, Weight and Body length

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