Natural Baby Massage Oils For Babies: Which One Should I Use?

Natural Baby Massage Oils For Babies: Which One Should I Use?

14 Oct 2022 | 3 min Read

Manisha Pradhan

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Baby massage plays an important part when it comes to a baby’s health, development and well-being. From better blood circulation to benefitting the digestive and nervous system and motor skills, and bonding with your baby, massaging a baby with natural baby massage oils like the BabyChakra Nourishing Baby Massage Oil is the best thing you can do for your baby.

Adding a natural oil to your baby’s massage also makes it easier for you to massage the baby while the oil soothes the baby’s skin. But all babies have different types of skin, some may have dry and flaky skin, some may be prone to rashes and eczema, and some may have oily skin. Therefore it is important to use oils as per your baby’s skin type and to #LabelPadhoMoms.

Yes, reading the label when you buy any baby care products is important. Also just because the label says natural ingredients it doesn’t always mean it’s suitable for a baby’s skin.

Which Natural Baby Massage Oils Ares Best For All Types Of Baby Skin?

Coconut oil that is cold-pressed, extra virgin, 100% unrefined, non-deodorised and unbleached like the BabyChakra Coconut Oil For Babies is the best oil for any type of skin. Coconut oil has been used for centuries, especially in India, as it is known to soothe dry and itchy skin, reduce scars as well as provide relief to tummy aches in babies.

Like coconut oil, Shea Butter minus any chemicals is good for all skin types. 

Which natural Massage Oils Should I Use If My Baby Has Dry Skin?

As mentioned above coconut oil and shea butter can both be used as a natural baby massage oil if your baby has dry skin. Besides these natural and organic almond oil and saffron oil also work wonders on a baby’s dry skin.

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It’s important to #LabelPadhoMoms and choose the right massage oil for babies, but it is also important to massage the baby correctly/image source: freepik

What Natural Baby Massage Oils Should I Use For A Baby With Oily Skin?

Though most babies have normal or dry skin, in some cases a baby’s skin may be oily, massaging a baby with jojoba oil is a good idea if your baby has oily skin. Jojoba oil is also good for babies with eczema. It helps to provide relief and soothes the baby’s skin.

While it’s important to #LabelPadhoMoms and choose the right massage oil for babies, it is also important to massage the baby correctly.

Tips To Massage A Baby 

  • Use a small quantity of massage oil to massage your baby
  • Wash your hands and sanitise them before massaging the baby
  • Keep the massage short
  • Be very gentle and use light strokes when you massage the baby
  • Make sure both you and your baby are comfortable. 
  • A massage is the best time for you to make eye contact with the baby and bond with the baby
  • You can either talk softly to your baby or hum a song as you massage him/her. You can even play some soft soothing music for the baby to relax.

Massaging your baby is the best thing you can do for them, It’s also a great way to bond with them.

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