Every parent wants that their baby should be hale and hearty so that he/she can live a better healthy life. It is important that the baby should be taken care of from their birth immediately. I feel the parent should have more contact with the baby so that he/she is felt safe and grows into a happy child. Giving a baby massage everyday is a great way of bonding. It is believed that massage promotes better sleeping, relieve colic, and enhance immune system, motor skills, and intellectual development. It is very important that a baby should be massaged with such oil(s) [almond, coconut or olives, mustard, sesame] which are good for the skin and body of the baby.
One such oil is the Dabur Baby Massage Oil which includes goodness of olives and almond, keeping in mind the importance of these two ingredients for the baby’s development. It helps provide nourishment to baby’s soft skin. Gently moisturizes delicate skin making it soft and supple. These oils are easily absorbed into a baby’s skin and easily digested when your little one sucks on his hands or fingers. Only use a dab and stay away from baby oil or mineral oil as they clog the pores. The natural oils can be used on baby’s head and hair as well. Almond oil helps hair growth and strengthens the hair roots. It contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E, as well as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Almond oil provides moisturizing effect. In winter due to outer cold the baby’s skin turns dry. Selection of oil is very critical as the baby’s skin is very sensitive and if the oil is of poor quality baby may get rashes.
For babies a gentle laying on of hands is very relaxing and therapeutic, that is because of the five senses, touch is the one that’s most developed at birth and infant massage has enormous benefits for helping babies grow and thrive. It helps in lessening baby’s tummy troubles and teething pains, boost his muscle development, calm him when he’s fussy, and soothe him to sleep. Not to forget that giving your baby a massage can help you find your individual internal zen too. Use oil in its pure form to avoid defects. Do not mix dissimilar oils to massage the baby. Wash the oil fully during the bath or else the baby might feel clammy. Baby skin care has to begun from the early days itself; you never know your baby may possibly grow up to be a famous persona.