THE EFFECT OF BABY MASSAGE TOWARD BABY SLEEP QUANTITY ON THE AGE OF 3-6 MONTHS IN SOUTH SEMPAJA SUB-DISTRICT, NORTH SAMARINDA IN 2019
Sleep is a prominent priority in babies because this time repair Neuro-brain occurs and approximately 75% of growth hormones is produced. Given the importance of sleeping time for infant’s growth. The need for sleep must be fulfilled to avoid adversely influence of its growth. The way might be used to meet these needs is baby massage. The purposes of this study is to prove that massage might increase the sleep quantity for baby aged 306 months in South Sempaja Sub-district, North Samarinda.
The study design used the Pre Experimental Design with the design of One Group Pretest and Post-test Design. The population in this study was all babies aged 3-6 months consisting of 18 respondents with sampling techniques using Non Probability Sampling selected by Purposive Sampling. The variable measured in this study is the sleep quantity of baby. This study used the Paired t-test statistical test (α = 0.05).
The results showed the sleep quantity of baby after making massage reached (13.77 hours / day) than before the massage (12.42 hours / day) with an average increase of 1.29 hours / day. The results of statistical tests showed that there was an effect of baby massage on thequantity of baby sleep aged 3-6 months with a value (p = 0,000).
In addition, it might be concluded that there is a significant effect of baby massage on the sleep quantity. The need for the role of health professionals to enlarge promotion and education regarding the baby massage to the community, especially parents, to increase thequantity and quality of baby sleep.