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Baby oil is being used by mothers for years to take care of baby’s delicate skin. There are some branded oils available in market as well as vegetable ones.

Vegetable Oils:

Using vegetable oils for babies is the grandmothers’ technique which is been used for ages. Make sure to use cold pressed, unrefined vegetable oil.

Mustard Oil: Massaging baby with mustard oil in cold weather will give her warmth. Warm the oil, mix it with garlic cloves or carom seeds and remove the residue using a sieve. Garlic has anti-bacterial properties that will protect baby’s sensitive skin. Carom seeds is said to be effective for cranky babies. Check the oil temperature before massaging baby.

Coconut Oil:Not only for hair, coconut oil is effective for massage too. It has anti-viral, anti- fungal and anti- bacterial property that will soothe baby’s soft skin. The oil can treat diaper rash, eczema, dermatitis, patchy skin and cradle cap too. The oil can be used in any weather. Try extra virgin coconut oil for best results.

Almond Oil: Almond oil is one of the best massage oils for infants. It is loaded with vitamin E that nourishes baby’s skin. The antimicrobial property of vitamin E helps makes baby’s skin soft and supple.

Organic oil:

The mineral, paraben and other harmful toxins free organic oils can do wonder to your baby’s health.

OmvedShishuThailam Massage Oil: OmvedShishuThailam Massage Oil has goodness of coconut oil and vitamin E. The oil can control gas, constipation and thus helps baby to sleep, increase blood circulation, helps to gain weight, boost brain growth, strengthen the bones and muscles and alleviate symptoms of eczema, and other skin ailments common in babies such as nappy rash. You can warm the oil and then use on baby.

Rustic Art Evoke Baby Oil: Rustic Art Evoke Baby Oil has ingredients like olive Oil, soya Oil, sesame oil, Coconut Oil and  aloe vera and can be applied to baby’s body as well as scalp too. The natural oil can give glowing skin with soothing fragrance of essential oils.

Himalaya Baby Massage Oil: Himalaya Baby massage oil is made of  Olive Oil and Winter Cherry acetate. The oil is tested by pediatricians and it significantly combatswith  infantile dry skin  or xerosis.  It also strengthens baby’s nails and softens cuticles. It is absorbes in body quickly without greasy after-feel.

Things to Keep in Mind while massaging Baby:

  1. Massage the baby when the baby’s age is 15-20 days.
  2. At first, use a little oil on baby’s body to check whether the baby is allergic to any particular oil.
  3. Don’t massage oil in baby’s navel, ear or nose. It can lead to infections.
  4. Gently massage your baby, without applying any pressure in upward direction.
  5. Massage your baby atleast one hour after feeding. Don’t massage when the baby is full or hungry.

Always check the ingredient of oil before applying it to baby. Don’t use loose oil as it can contain germs. Check the expiry date before massaging your little one. Click here to get to know more organic oils.


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