Baby massage is one of the most important steps in grooming the baby. Baby skin is very sensitive to the environment and baby oil protects the delicate skin of babies.
What more can we ask if these oils enhance the texture and glow in the skin of our little ones.
Again as we parents we would have been showered with opinions and comments on what to use and what not. So here is a summary of the products I used and what Im using now.
I started off with Johnson baby oil, Johnson baby oil is a mineral oil and it gets absorbed very quickly into the skin. I found my baby tanning a lot with this oil.
Next we moved to Dabur Lal tail, it was a suggestion from my neighbor. It is mainly composed of sesame oil. It does not dry the skin but produces too much heat and my baby developed boils. Hence I stopped.
Update : It works very well during winters.
Olive oil also started tanning my baby skin and again it is not cooling and did not work during summers. But its excellent for the hair.
Then we moved to natural products such as ghee and butter. But my doc asked us to discontinue as it blocks the skin pores and milk cream has bacteria.
Then we tried Himalaya massage oil, it was one oil which we liked a lot. It is not too greasy, does not do any damage to the skin. Though it has olive oil, it really worked and brightened up the skin.
So after we got bored with Himalaya oil, and also we found it very difficult to find stores selling this oil, we moved to almond oil.
We started off with pure sweet almond oil called hamdard roghan badam shirin. And this was one excellent product. Non greasy, easy to wash off. Since its edible, we were not scared if the baby licks a bit of the oil. My baby has glowing skin from when we started using this oil. *touchwood*
Sometimes when my baby’s body gets too heaty, (we get to know if we see a small boil or two in her body) we use coconut oil. Again its very cooling and feels so pure. I find it a little difficult to wash off. But its very good. Heat the oil before use. I use parachute pure coconut oil.
Ill review both these oils in a separate posts.