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Background: Infancy is a golden period in infant growth and development, so it needs special attention. One of the factors that can affect a baby's development is sleep and rest. The stimulation given to babies can be through massage, which is the art of health care that can be done alone in a family environment. Gentle massage will help relax the muscles so that the baby is calm and sleeps soundly. Based on the preliminary study of the Cipanas Health Center, it was found that the number of babies who experienced sleep disorders was 31 babies or about 73.8% of the 42 babies.
Objective: To determine the effect of baby massage on sleep quality among infants aged 36 months in Rancabango Village Posyandu, Cipanas Health Center, Garut Regency.
Methodology: This study used a quasi-experimental study with a pretest-posttest one-group design. The population in this study was infants aged 3-6 months,with as many as 42 respondents. The sampling technique used total sampling. The instrument used is a questionnaire that has been tested for validity and reliability. Data analysis used the Wilcoxon test.
Results: The average quality of sleep for babies before being given baby massage was 66.21%, and the average rate of rest for babies after being given baby massage was 78.81%. The bivariate results showed a p-value of 0.000 <0.05, meaning that infant massage affected the quality of baby sleep.
Conclusion: There was an effect of baby massage on the quality of sleep for infants aged 3-6 months.
Suggestion: It is hoped that health workers can develop promotion and education about baby massage to the community, especially parents, to improve the quality of baby sleep.