Everyone wants to cuddle and shower unlimited kisses on a baby. Ever wondered why! As a baby, one instantly receives attention from all over, because of the soft and supple nature of baby's skin. But when it comes to a baby’s skin, one has to remain extra careful. One of the ways to nourish baby's skin is a smooth massage on a daily basis after bath.
Importance of Massage
While baby's internal health is taken care of with sufficient nutritional foods, supplements, immunisation vaccinations and tender care, what equally demands attention is their external physical well-being. And massaging has been considered as one of the vital cogs in this regard. Massaging contributes a lot in terms of overall physical growth of baby. Not only does it helps parents to bond with their baby but also helps the latter to gain weight, improves his sleep quality, helps to develop bones, makes his muscles strong, relieves digestive problems, stimulates blood circulation, detoxifies his skin, and improves the metabolic rate. Thus it can be said that massaging not only helps to develop an emotional bond with one's child but it also helps the baby grow physically stronger.
From several centuries, infant massage has been considered a traditional practice in Indian culture and it has recently gained widespread popularity all around the world. Infant massage is not just beneficial for the child, but also for the parents. Experts agree that a gentle touch on the infant’s body during a massage helps in promoting baby’s emotional and physical development while creating a strong bond and relationship with the parent.
Some other important benefits associated with infant body massage are:
- Contributes towards Physical Development – A few weeks of regular massage makes them healthy, active and alert while promoting weight gain. Further, it also improves blood circulation while enhancing growth and development.
- Improve Bonding – Touch is considered to be vital for development of an attachment behaviour and also for early social development.
- Helps baby relax and sleep better – A gentle massage on the child’s body helps him relax and sleep.
Massaging Baby the right way
Start with preparing massage oils and warming up the room. Keep a clean warm towel under the baby and gently massage in one direction. Use nice and soft movements so that they get a chance to enjoy it, and willingly get it done the next time as well. Do not force them, for they love to choose between things. It is a good base for healthy mind and body in adulthood. Children are naturally flexible, and generally have an innate sense of balance with a stronger body overall. Toddler massage will teach you the art of positive touch to benefit you and your child and can calm a crying or a fussy baby.
Choosing the right massage oil
A newborn’s skin is highly sensitive so it needs to be taken extra care of when a product has to be chosen to be applied directly on it. That's why I recommend the newly launched from the trusted house of Dabur, (which already has various good products like Dabur Lal Tail, Dabur Gripe Water, Dabur Janm Ghunti, etc.) in this category, the Dabur Baby Massage Oil.
First of all, Dabur Baby does not encourage the use of any form of artificial colours, paraffins, and parabens. Dabur Baby Massage Oil is a unique blend of premium natural oils like - Olive & Almond which provide the baby the required nourishment.
- Made up of Natural oils like Almond & Olive
- Olive is known to help provide nourishment to the baby’s skin
- Almond is known to gently moisturize baby’s delicate skin making it soft and supple.
- Paraffins Free.
- No artificial colours
- No artificial colours
- Regular massaging helps strengthen bones and muscles.
- Attractive and playful product pack helps engage the baby while massaging.
The oil nourishes your baby’s tender skin and keeps it soft and supple. It’s enriched natural ingredients cure and prevent the baby’s skin from getting dry or wrinkled.
Dabur Baby as a Brand focuses exclusively on products developed using natural ingredients, which are safe and provide nourishment to babies. These products have been created through extensive research by understanding the essential need for babies' tenderly skin and hair. Dabur has gone a step ahead and ensured that the safe practices are being utilized in designing these products.
Dabur has gone a step ahead in ensuring that only the safest of the ingredients and processes are being utilized in the development of Dabur Baby products. Dabur Baby prohibits the use of any form of artificial colours in any of its products. Also the Dabur Baby products are Paraffin and Paraben Free, unlike other baby products present in the market.