How maby of you have maalishwaki for baby? I am thinking of keeping but how do i ensure that she is trained and will not harm? How to find a good one or should i do myself?

hi very good q anan! i had a good maalishwali for first 3.5 mnths at my patents + inlaws place - both were referred by friends. whn we came to goa i cudnt find one so started maalishing myself from then on.

Hi anon, I never had a maalish wali for me or the baby. So I won't really be able to guide. But I have heard about services like sangopan. They have good reviews apparently. You can find out more about it online. Foram Anisha Agarwal #tagfwd

I had a maalishwali at my Mom 's place as well as here till she was 10  months old. She used to give massage and bath too.

my doc asked me to apply oil and massage gently. according to him malish walis r rough with the massages that can cause damage to babys muscles and joints some are unhygeinic and go many places before doing malish to ur baby hence they can cause infections.
i did have a malish wali for a month..but i once found that she had to go to a dentist to get an infected tooth fixed...but she still came to do malish n she had this habit of sometimes kissing. inspite of asking her to not kiss babies...she did it. i asked her to not come after that.she was pretty rough with the malish too.

Doctors would want moms to do it as it helps in nurturing mom and baby bond.

Hi anon, I never had a maalishwali, coz I never felt comfortable with anyone touching my little baby apart from very close family members and other thing was I read somewhere that massage time can be a special bonding time between baby and Mumma/Papa, we used to enjoy it a lot.

I had one which is experienced as my sis daughter was getting Malish done from here

pls do it urself. its a request.. its really simple and not at all difficult. its very imp for a baby to spend time with mother. touching increases the bond.

usually they are good..u can observe for a day or two..if u dont have any confidence in them just do it yourself..u ll enjoy doing it

you can hire one!  see how your baby likes the malish for one or two days.  just make sure the malish strokes are soft

Hey Anon, hire one. If you and your baby is comfortable then continue. Remember not to leave your baby alone with her.

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