When you are a new mom, you definitely need suggestions from your elders and friends to bring up a healthy baby. But, too many suggestions and opinions confuse you at times so it’s good to have a modern-day mom’s suggestion as it may suit the health and atmospheric conditions of today’s world.
Oil bath is a very traditional method which can improve skin-glow, reduce excess body heat and improve blood flow as you gently massage the body. It’s good for babies, as their skin gets moisturized and sufficient vitamin by this method. As a mother of a 4-year-old boy, I thought of sharing with you my experience as I have tried this on my boy when he was a cute little baby like yours.
It’s good to use olive oil or almond oil during winter and coconut oil during summer.
Take oil in a bowl and take a big rubber sheet enough for your baby to roll and relax. Put your baby on the sheet or your legs and gently massage him/her with your palm from head to toe. Take good care while massaging (sacrifice your long beautiful nails for some days until your baby grows) if you have long nails. Do not massage with more oil on the forehead as it may go into baby’s eyes. Gently apply little oil on face. This massage can be done on alternate days for good results.
Now leave your baby to relax on the rubber sheet for half an hour (not more than that). Check the temperature of the water before taking the baby to bath. It’s good if you can tolerate the temperature on your hands. Now give a good clean bath to your baby. Your baby will feel fresh and have a good nap his stomach gets filled.
Note: If your baby gets any skin allergy, contact your paediatrician immediately and ask for their opinion whether you can use oil or which type of oil you can use. Some babies may be allergic to oil.
With love and care
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