And then came the time to start his massages. But how could this little baby be massaged, and what if the massage oil harmed his delicate skin? I had doubts galore. But they don't say mothers know everything, for nothing. My mother too had answers for all my doubts. Massage forms an essential part of an infant's healthcare and grooming routine and helps in baby's growth, she explained. But at the same time it is imperative that the baby massage oil is enriched with healthy ingredients that nourish the baby's skin.
So what are these ingredients that would do wonders for the bay's skin, I wondered out loud. Of course mother had the answer!
Olive Oil - Olive oil does wonders for the baby's skin. When applied on baby's soft scalp and hair, it strengthens hair roots and softens frizzy hair.
Almond Oil - Almond oil is a common ingredient in many massage oils. Many parents prefer massaging new-borns with almond oil as it is an excellent source of Vitamin E. Pure almond oil provides superior nourishment to baby's skin.
Jajoba oil - Research shows that jajoba oil protects and nurtures delicate skin and helps heal skin irritation and nappy rashes. Besides, this oil is also an effective moisturiser for the skin.
The session on natural massage oils was enlightening, to say the least. But I was surprised that instead of putting together a concoction of these oils for Rehaan's massage, mother brought out a bottle of Dabur Baby Oil instead. It's the same as natural oils, I was told. The new Dabur Baby Oil is specially formulated for babies and is enriched with olive oil and almond oil. Moreover, it does not contain any artificial colours and is dermatologically tested to ensure skin safety.