There are a lot of benefits of giving a good massage to the baby. If a baby gets good and appropriate massage, it helps in developing the baby’s mortar skills and physical abilities. It also helps in relaxing a baby during the sleeping time and helps in developing a good sleeping pattern. But, for this it is also necessary that you know which oils are best for your baby massage. The baby oils can be used depending on the following factors:
- Baby oils that give good effect depending on the season
- Skin sensitivity of babies
Here are some tips on how to know which oils are best for your baby massage
Know which oils are best for your baby massage
Before trying or putting anything on your baby, it is recommended that you test it by putting a small amount on your baby’s elbow or feet. If your baby develops rash, then do not apply that product on your baby’s body.
Baby oils which are good in summer
There are some baby oils which are really good for massage in summer they are as follows
- Coconut oil
- Sesame oil
Coconut oil is very light and gets absorbed into the skin of babies very easily. It gives a cooling effect to the baby’s body in the scorching heat of summer. It is also highly therapeutic for the sensitive skin of the baby.
Sesame seeds or better known as til in India is really healthy and good to be used in baby massage. It provides strength to the bones of the baby and the muscles of the baby.
It is recommended to use the black sesame seed oil.
Baby oils which are good in winter
Some baby oils that are good to be used in winter for massage are as follows:
- Mustard oil
- Olive oil
- Almond oil
Mustard oil has a warming impact on the body. So, this oil is used for baby massage only in winters. Do not use directly on baby’s skin. Heat Mustard oil with Garlic cloves, fenugreek etc. The use of Garlic in Mustard oil enhances the immune system of the baby and fenugreek helps in relaxing the baby.
Add carrom seeds to mustard oil and give relaxation to baby.
Olive oil is very famous for baby massage. Do not use this oil on sensitive skin. Olive oil has the ability of perforation and hence the skin of the baby loses moisture.
Almond oil is one another oil that is famous for baby massage. It has a lot of vitamin E. Vitamin E in almond oil helps in relaxing the baby and helps the baby to sleep better.
Skin sensitivity of babies
Vegetable oils containing a lot of oleic acid are not advisable when the baby’s skin is very sensitive. For this the oil should be containing a lot of linoleic acid. So, it is better to check with the pediatrician. He will advise you on which oil is best for your baby. However, here is the list of some of the oils that are good for sensitive skin of the babies:
Tea tree oil
Sunflower oil contains a lot of vitamin E and fatty acids. This oil is considered safe for sensitive skin. If your kids skin is prone to rashes, do not use sunflower oil.
This oil is very helpful for the baby’s sensitive skin. It acts as a medicine in treating rashes and skin break outs.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil helps in many skin allergies in babies and has antiseptic properties
This oil has a very soothing effect with mild fragrance.
Massage with castor oil before bath. Use this oil to treat baby’s dry skin, hair and nails. Do not apply castor oil around the baby’s eyes and lips.
Baby massage oil for fairness
There are no such oils. Do not try anything on baby’s sensitive skin for fairness.