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7 Scientific Benefits Of Massaging A Baby

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7 Scientific Benefits Of Massaging A Baby

A typical scenario: Before bathing the baby, your aaya or you make the baby comfortable on a soft cloth/towel, grab baby oil and gently start massaging in gentle soothing motions from upwards to downwards, right? Well, not quite – here's how to get it right.

Which Oil Is Best For Baby Massage?

The best oil? I suggest coconut oil, the richest source of Vitamin E. If your baby and you do not like the strong smell of coconut oil, you may opt for olive oil. Many mothers also use almond oil or our very own mustard oil for massaging the baby. Choice of oil also depends on the season, for example, in winters most Indian mothers prefer mustard oil because it has a heating effect. Almond oil is also considered equally good in winters, and so is olive oil. In summers, coconut oil and sesame oil is preferred for baby massage. Choose an oil that suits the weather, and your baby's skin. Always remember to dab a little oil on your baby's skin, to see if it has any allergic reaction.

Newborn Baby Massage Oil

Now that we know the most common oils used for baby massage, you might be wondering if these oils are safe for massaging a baby in the initial days as well. Just because I like coconut oil or someone else prefers mustard oil, you should not stick to them. Make an informed choice by considering the factors like skin condition of the newborn, season when the baby is born, and your own personal preference. For example, vegetable oils containing oleic acid shouuld not be used for babies who have sensitive and dry skin. Examples of such oils are olive oil and sunflower oil. If your baby has eczema, go for coconut oil. Mustard oil should be preferred in winters and in places with modearte climate- do not use mustard oil for massaging a baby where the climate is predominantly hot. Almond oil has the added benefits of Vitamin E- so it is very good for dry baby skin during winters. Sesame oil, derived from black sesame seeds is also light like coconut oil and is preferred in summers for baby massage. Sesame oil is also backed by Ayurvedic science. So basically, depending on your baby's skin, season, your preference and the baby's liking, choose your newborn baby's massage oil.

How Do I Massage My Baby?

After choosing an oil and a comfortable time for massaging the baby, the next step is to get started with the baby massage. Make your baby comfortable on a mat in a warm and cozy room. The baby should be comfortable and not hungry or bored. Clean your hands and take some oil and start massaging the soles of your baby's feet. Make sure your strokes are gentle yet firm, and smooth and soft. The hands should move downwards to upwards in a circular motion. Massage your baby's legs from ankle to thighs, leaving the genital area. Start your baby's upper body massage by making gentle strokes in towards the chest from the shoulders. Head for the arms from the shoulders to the wrists. Massage your baby's tummy gently with circular clockwise strokes, this also helps release gas. Massage your baby's back by placing her on her tummy in long, head to toe strokes. Making small circles with your fingers you can massage your baby's scalp.

What Is The Best Time To Massage A Baby?

Many people prefer massaging a baby before the bath and before bedtime, as the massage relaxes a baby and she sleeps better. Some mothers prefer massaging the baby after a bath so as to retain the moisture in the skin. If you are using a light oil, you may opt for massaging your baby after the bath and retain the goodness. However, for heavier oils like mustard and coconut, it is best to run the baby a bath so the excess oil can be washed away. You can up the benefits by doing the massage in an area where there is ample early sunlight – this will provide Vitamin D to the baby.

When To Start Baby Massage?

We all know that for a baby, touch is the first sense that develops. It also soothes and relaxes them. Even when we grow older, a gentle touch or a quiet stroke can help us relax and heal. Thus, unless your baby is premature or it is medically advised, baby massage can be started right after the birth. However, most mothers prefer to wait for a couple of days to make a massage routine. If you are starting massaging your baby before her umbilical stump has fallen off, make sure to avoid the belly area or be very, very careful with it. For premature babies, it is advisable to wait atleast till they actually reach their due date.

Let's now come to the benefits.

Baby massage benefits

How Can I Massage My Baby To Sleep?

How do you feel when you are getting a massage yourself? Drifting away to sleep as your body relaxes and mind calms down, isn't it? Massaging offers the same comfort to babies as well, and most babies feel sleepy and relaxed by the end of it. Some babies even fall asleep during the massage! When you are massaging your baby to sleep, first thing is to make sure that you commit this time to her. Keep all things you need handy - towels, diapers, massage oil, and a baby pillow. Work your way from the baby's feet to the head, slowly and gradually, talking and singing to the baby in low tones. Make sure the room is comfortably warm, and there are no distractions - keep the room lights low and dim. As you follow the basics of massaging a baby, make sure your movements are tender and gradual, and the baby looks and feels comfortable. End the massage by cuddling your baby and telling her how much you love her. Sets the perfect start to a good night's sleep!

7 Benefits Of Massaging Your Baby

  1. Soothes and relaxes: The best way to calm a distressed baby is to give him/her a soothing massage. As you will see yourself, your newborn is quite active while lying on her back - the arms and legs are in a constant cycling motion. This eventually tires the baby out and the result is that the baby sleeps sound and easy
  2. Fosters a bond: When you massage your baby, you are forging a great bond through touch as well as sound – it's natural to use soft, soothing, loving words along with the massage and this works like magic to make your baby feel loved and secure
  3. Cuts out colic and constipation: When you massage your baby's back you are giving her 'tummy time'. Tummy time, as your doctor must have told you, is important for the baby's digestive system – it helps in relieving gas and also easing out constipation
  4. Promotes healthy weight gain: It is believed that oil massage is an ideal way to ensure a healthy weight gain in babies. When you are massaging your baby, you are ensuring that all her body parts are being stimulated. This stimulation aids in better digestion and better digestion translates into healthy growth and weight gain
  5. Boosts the mind: Experts believe that when you are giving an oil massage to your baby, there is a natural release of serotonin – a natural chemical in the brain which regulates moods. An increased serotonin production results in a happy baby – and need we say, a happy baby means happy mommy!
  6. Get the glow: Children have soft and supple skin. Why is that so? Well! you guessed it right – it is the result of an oil massage. Any oil containing vitamin E is beneficial to the skin. Most baby oils contain vitamin E which is very beneficial for the skin
  7. Strengthens bones and muscles: Last but the most beneficial – an oil massage is the best thing that can happen for a growing baby's bones and muscles. It increases the blood supply to the bones and muscles and also to all the vital organs; the result – the baby becomes stronger day by day

It would be great to hear from you on your experiences while massaging your baby? How do you feel? Do you feel that your baby is reaping the benefits? Please do share in the comments section below.

What Precautions Should I Take During Massaging My Baby?

  1. Make sure that the room you are in is warm and well lit
  2. Make sure that your baby is well rested and fed, and is in a happy mood
  3. If you have heated the oil, make sure it is not too hot or you may burn your baby's skin
  4. Your baby's comfort is of prime importance, so if at any point your baby seems uncomfortable or fussy, stop
  5. Also, an important piece of advice my doctor gave me was to not allow even a drop of oil from going into the nose and ears, as it may lead to a fungal infection

Happy Massaging!

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Pallavi

| Sep 24, 2017

thank you Ridhi

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Farha Kamran

| Sep 16, 2017

very helpful

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Shikha Batra

| Sep 16, 2017

I completely agree, oil massage is the best thing that can happen for baby's bones and muscles. thank you so much for such a comprehensive blog with handy tips that would help us in taking care of babies while massaging them and reap maximum out of it..

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Ridhi Doomra

| Sep 06, 2017

Hi pallavi . You can also try messaging your baby with fresh aloe Vera gel, if she has sensitive skin and suffered from the problem. Talk to your doctor before uske my anything on her skin

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Pallavi

| Aug 17, 2017

hello my elder daughter is of 4years. after 3. 6months she was suffering from skin disease - scebies doctor closed oil massage so I massage her only from skin releted cream for very long time. so she didn't get proper massage. this time any solutions to recover that one. now a days I massage her one time. plz suggest what I should do.

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Ridhi Doomra

| Aug 17, 2017

Not to bath your baby immediately after oiling, keep the oil at least for an hour

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Ridhi Doomra

| Aug 17, 2017

Not to bath your baby immediately after oiling, keep the oil at least for an hour

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Ridhi Doomra

| Aug 17, 2017

You can message your girl as long as she feels comfortable. Once the children join schools, make sure to message on weekends.

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Ridhi Doomra

| Aug 17, 2017

Whenever you have to message your baby make sure the room temperature is normal, fans should switched off, and should not do it in open air

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Saniya Gupta

| Aug 16, 2017

can I massage my baby during monsoon .is it safe

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Mala Punjabi

| Aug 13, 2017

till how many months we can massage girls

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Mahi khushi

| Aug 12, 2017

Hi,plzz tell me kitne time tk baby ko massage karni chahiye

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Nimisha Anish

| Aug 11, 2017

how long should we lay the baby after applying oil? I usually gives her bath soon after massaging for a minute. is it right??

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Lhingneilam

| Jul 17, 2017

i dont know how many times a baby should be massaged but i have been massaging my son everyday before bathing him. now he is 8 months and 13 days. is this routine ok?

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Gouri Varadai

| Jun 28, 2017

Hi Hemalatha, yeah u can start now also no problem. Coconut oil u can or olive oil. I use coconut oil

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Sowmya

| Jun 27, 2017

very nice

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Hemalatha ARUNACHALAM DECATHLON SPORTS INDIA

| Jun 27, 2017

hello mom, I didn't start the oil massage for my baby. he completed 4 months. shall I start now and pls suggest the oil.

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Gouri Varadai

| Jun 25, 2017

Hi Hemanta, massage softly and while massaging baby sing a song or talk with baby so they will enjoy it..... Try and see if it would work out

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Hemanta Kumar Ram

| Jun 25, 2017

My baby is crying a lot while massaging oil to him, whats to do

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Neelam Pahlani

| Jun 24, 2017

ya I m very much satisfied with the viewpoint of everyone really massaging helps in the growth of the baby

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Gouri Varadai

| Jun 23, 2017

Even my baby also enjoy massaging. He is 12 month old now. I can see the results, his bones has become strong and healthier. And after massage and bath he gets sound sleep

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Ponna Jyothi

| Jun 22, 2017

baby may cry initially, but days pass by tey ll lik it, its gud fr complexion n relaxation, try ll get gud slp, the more tey slp, more the brain develops... M using olive oil n I can see the results

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Priyanka Sinha

| Jun 22, 2017

hi my baby is 6 and half months old.. she really enjoyed alot the massaging session. i use to do it twice a day ie in morning before bath and in night before sleep and use olive plus badam shirin oil. at birth she have darker complexion but now she became fairer day by day. I think massage is really good and makes them happy ,healthy and active.

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Swati Gupta

| Jun 22, 2017

hi my baby is 3months old but she does not like massage .she cries alot when i give her back massage etv what to do

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Gauri Achyut Nikam

| May 13, 2017

my baby is now 1 year.... I give him oil massage everyday.... massage is really good for babies

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Bijaylaxmi Behera

| May 12, 2017

Thanks for information

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Lata Angadi

| May 12, 2017

Very useful information.. thanks

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Abhay Kumar

| May 12, 2017

may I use mustord oil for massage.

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Ponna Jyothi

| May 12, 2017

NYC info... how long do we apply n leave it?

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A Di Ti

| May 12, 2017

can we use dabur lal tail or Johnson baby oil for massage????

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Sonam Dhananay Ghodmare

| May 12, 2017

thank grt information

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Kamalini Shivtare

| May 12, 2017

thanks for nice information

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Jitisha Patel

| May 12, 2017

isn't that olive oil causes heat in summer?

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Ridhi Doomra

| May 12, 2017

Olive oil, coconut oil both can be used in summers,Jitisha Patel

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Jitisha Patel

| May 12, 2017

which oil should be used for massage during summer?

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Sonal Patel

| May 12, 2017

I massage my baby with ghee.. It has excellent results giving him a soft skin

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Neeta Dubey

| May 01, 2017

better to use oilve oil in summer because mustered oil have heat in tendency which can cause heat boils to your baby. Olive oil is cooler in tandancy and good for skin and bone.

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Eramalla Sandhya

| Apr 29, 2017

olive oil and derma dew soap and lotion is best for ur baby to look fair.

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Laya Gm

| Apr 20, 2017

coconut oil is good in summer

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Rahul

| Apr 12, 2017

my baby is 3 months old... for fair skin which oil is used

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Ridhi Doomra

| Apr 04, 2017

coconut oil and mustard oil can be used in both winters and summers. In winters you can preheat them before messaging while in summers they can be applied directly

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Rubina Qureshi

| Apr 03, 2017

my baby is 3 mnths old. which oil to use in summer. Is mustard oil safe in summer.

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santhoshini chandra

| Apr 03, 2017

I am massaging my 5 month old girl baby since her first month.. She really enjoys d session. She s active always... playing with her hands n legs... n coos in between... on gentle strokes.... i use coconut n olive oil... I get d oil heated before massaging... coz a slight warm oil will be more soothing..

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Hema Bhandari

| Apr 03, 2017

Madam, thank you for ur valuable advices.. My question is shall we give massage to baby in summer? & secondly till how long shall we massage? I mean whether is it fr only first year r for 2 to 3years?

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Deepu Rachakonda

| Apr 03, 2017

what about in summer. shall we continue massage

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Geethanjali

| Apr 03, 2017

coconut milk oil is also used for massage

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bharath kumar hr

| Apr 03, 2017

castor oil??

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Mahak varshney

| Apr 03, 2017

Himalaya baby massage oil is best.... I used it since her birth..... she enjoys a lot.... the oil is very light and absorbs in the skin very easily.

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Meena Hardasani

| Mar 26, 2017

very nice article.. can you post a video in oil massage As new mommies, we get bombarded with massage advices (especially when you are doing it yourself ) from left right n centre, not knowing what is really good for the babay

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Velina fernandes

| Mar 21, 2017

shud baby be massaged with oil at d age of 1 n hlf?

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Swathi Bagewadi

| Mar 20, 2017

I use ayurvedic oil... balaswagandha for massaging my baby... it ll strengthen her muscles... n v both love d massage time... she enjoys a lot... dats d best time of the day!!!!

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Zainab B Sushil

| Mar 17, 2017

my baby is 1 month old. I too use coconut oil for massage. just wanted to know shall I warm the oil up a little bit before giving her the massage ?

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Neeti Singh

| Mar 15, 2017

hi my baby has got jaundice. he is 18 days old. can I do a oil massage for him?? plz advise

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Anuradha Srinivas

| Mar 15, 2017

hi jonna.. using of mustard oil causes irritation to ur baby's skin for its strong pungent nature.. go with mild oils like coconut oil or olive oil or sesame oil.. it's best to use natural pure oils to babys.. massaging twice a day offers good benefit.. if you can't at least do it for once.

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Joanna George Jones

| Mar 12, 2017

can I use mustard oil or Dabur Lal Tel will be better ?

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Joanna George Jones

| Mar 12, 2017

My baby is 2 months old and I have been using mustard oil for the massage. Is it fine? Or should I opt for Dabur Lal Tel? ?

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Manirupa Das

| Mar 12, 2017

hi bhumi.. I am also going through many new experiences ..I want to tell you don't start massaging babies of tender age with coconut oil or olive oil... coz you may not know he/she gets irritated from a heavy oil.. when Adwit(my son)was 6 months old I used Himalaya baby massage oil for him as he was going through same problem.. and this oil is very light too. most importantly try to massage warm oil and make the massage a fun for your lil one.. surely going to enjoy.. good luck

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Bhumi Vimal Dobariya

| Mar 11, 2017

meri beby 6 month ki he ..skin uski bahot dray he or mane coconut oli use kiya to skin black or dray ho gai.. so plz me kon sa oli or baby bath use karu

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Anamika Ray

| Mar 09, 2017

Hi my baby is 4 months old how many times I need to massage him for healthy growth

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alpa panchal

| Mar 06, 2017

my baby is 1month he hates whole session of massage n bath... he just keeps crying frm d tym malish aunty takes him in her hands till she finishes his bath n clothing things wt to do...

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Manirupa Das

| Mar 05, 2017

my baby likes oil massage ti the most.. most of the time he falls asleep while I carry on massaging.. I massage him 3 times a day...

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Sneha Amith

| Mar 04, 2017

very useful

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Ashima Goyal

| Feb 21, 2017

Hi everyone.. My baby is 7 and half months old.. he is not taking milk at all from the last 20-25 days... earlier I used to feed him through feeder.. but when he stopped taking feeder I started with sipper... but he is not taking sipper also.. neither he is taking milk with glass.. once he comes to know that it's milk he start crying.. tried some sugar also in milk.. but all in vein.. please tell me what to do.. I am very tensed as milk at this stage is very important.. atleast once in a day... plz give it suggestions asap... very imp. for me..

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Priyadarshini

| Feb 17, 2017

my baby is so hyperactive during massage session and she hates being touched on face and head. what to do

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Madhuri Giri Prasad

| Feb 17, 2017

thanks for Ur valuable information

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Pallavi M Tanu

| Feb 16, 2017

thanks useful information

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Tara Sudharsan

| Feb 16, 2017

Thanks for your blog.. Very useful

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shirin mahapskar

| Feb 16, 2017

I use coconut oil..... cooling and good for there skin...

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Palak J

| Feb 05, 2017

I use olive oil for my baby... y one should not use olive oil ??

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Disha Suthar

| Feb 05, 2017

Olive oil retards the natural defence mechanism of body so better to opt for coconut oil or sesame oil.

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Deepika Soni Gala

| Feb 05, 2017

my baby is 5 months old... I m using Figaro oil.... this oil best for child... my baby is fare... but after using this oil she became more fare...

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S ISHA

| Feb 05, 2017

I am a working mom... my baby is 6. 5 months old.. hv to join duty this month.. i should reach office by 9am exactly.... I think it might not be possible for me to massage her... can anyone suggest upto what age I hv to massage my baby..

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Navreet Kohli

| Feb 05, 2017

himalaya baby oil is also good. for weak bones try dabur lal tail.

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Priyanka Thirunagari

| Feb 05, 2017

I use seamed baby massage oil. my baby became fair after that. better to avoid olive oil. can use coconut oil

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Anamika

| Feb 05, 2017

my baby is 16 months old she doesn't allow me to massage. i used to do forcefully. plz suggest.

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Soniaa Singh

| Feb 05, 2017

my baby is 2 months old and i m using jonsons oil to massage her. but m little worried she is ggettin darker day by day. i think i should start olive oil to massage her for better result.

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Shiba Jain

| Feb 05, 2017

wht kind of coconut oil.. please suggest? parashute ?

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Chinnu Mary Sebastian

| Jan 26, 2017

its betta to avoid johnsons oil.. try extra virgin cocunut oil

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Roopa Rani Manchal

| Jan 22, 2017

my baby is 11 month I am using Johnson baby oil for massage, I live in Bangalore, cool she is becoming black,areas of hands and legs,give me suggestions

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vanita pawar

| Jan 05, 2017

can v continue massage to our babies aft 12 month?

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Siri

| Jan 04, 2017

can we do massage for babies of 4weeks old.

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Kinjal Desai

| Jan 03, 2017

that's really nice preety. keep going. one more thing for constipation u can try honey. I have not tried but it's my grandma suggestion. M daily giving one spoon honey to my baby. Happy moms happy baby.

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Preeti Bansal

| Jan 01, 2017

thnku kinjal fr ur sgtsn.... m es blog ke agnst me bat kr rhi thi.... ki muje masag se kuch khas benefits nhi lage... waise masag ke alwa bhi kr rhi Hu. ...constipation ke liye papaya lukwrm wtr n lgt n liquid food de rhi Hu. ..Dry n dull skin ke liye crm glcrn n ab 3 tym masag kr rhi Hu. ..masag m hvy prsr se hi krti hu.. wek bones ke liye multi vitamin n vitamin D ki medicine de rhi Hu sath hi sunlgt bhi.... n baby ko relax wali neend aye fir chahe vo 10 min hi soye uske liye m uske sath kafi tym spnd krti hu... taki vo bahut tired ho jaye... etc... aise toh m odr things try kr rhi Hu....

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Kinjal Desai

| Jan 01, 2017

r u doing massage with only oil or other things?? do ones& try. do massage with little heavy hand instead light pressure. apply cream at night also. if it's too cold in your area use glycerin. u can even mix in cream. it will remove dryness of skin.

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Preeti Bansal

| Jan 01, 2017

Mere baby 8 month ki h.... m use day 6 se masag kr rhi Hu.... atlst 15 to 20 min n 2 tyms a day..... bt fir bhi use vo Sab prblms h jo es blog me xplan ki gaye h.... constipation, dry n dull skin, wek bones... n uski neend kam h.... masag krne ke bad bhi vo nhi soti....

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Kinjal Desai

| Dec 22, 2016

rabia u can massage till the baby will ready and feel same to do. we are doing massage to my 5 yrs old nephew on weekends. unable to do everyday. ur child will also convince for only weekends.

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Kinjal Desai

| Dec 22, 2016

yes seema. we can just don't apply around eyes. other everywhere u can use. it's helps a lot to remove hair. specially forehead upper lips. baby will surely cry when you massage your face but it's ok. it's for their benefits only. as all kids of my family use to cry when we massage their faces.

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Rabia

| Dec 22, 2016

Love this article.... Was in search of this only.... But ll u plz tell that till what age v have to message out baby...

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Dr seema gahlyan

| Dec 15, 2016

Hey thnks kinjal. I want to ask dat can i use dis powder on my baby's face also?????

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Kinjal Desai

| Dec 15, 2016

kapur kachli - hedychium spicatum. for more u can view images in Google. u will get some idea.

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Dr seema gahlyan

| Dec 14, 2016

Hlo im living in district sonipat state haryana

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Kinjal Desai

| Dec 14, 2016

@ nilesh u can try besan. chane ki dal ka atta. but first try one day and check any rashes. if it's also not suit than try chandan haldi. haldi little bit.

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Kinjal Desai

| Dec 14, 2016

@ Dr seema. massage your baby before bath. in winter also u can do in the morning just close door and Windows of room and specially fan should be off when ever you massage baby. kapurkachli u may get in any ayurvedic or herbal store. m living in valsad where m getting in biyaran center. where you live???? I will find it's other name and inform you later.

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Nilesh Meghani

| Dec 14, 2016

masur ki dal not suits my baby other options

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Dr seema gahlyan

| Dec 13, 2016

Hlo kinjal. I want to kno wat is dis kapurkachli n where do i get it??? N in winters how n when to do a massage i mean before bath n aftr???

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Kinjal Desai

| Dec 05, 2016

one more thing I want say after 3-4 months at my house practices to massage babies with mixed powder. it's mixture of pissi masur ki dal ka, kapurkachli, haldi in very less amount, chandan, mix all these powder in malai 2-3 drops of ghee and apply on babies and massage with this mixture after massage of oil. it's really helpful baby will become more fair and help in removing all hair on baby's body. but before using these mixture apply all ingredients alone with malai on baby so you can to know either it's suit your baby or not. Don't use such ingredients which readies baby body.

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Kinjal Desai

| Dec 05, 2016

yes. I am mother of4 months baby and use to do massage it's work great for baby. effects on skin , increase blood circulation, good for bones, help baby in sleep as after massage and bath baby will get deep sleep for many hours. you can massage baby till 4-5 years after 1-2 years at least do it in weekend so it's surely help child.

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Amruta Naygaonkar Lele

| Dec 05, 2016

I have started giving massage to my baby from his 4th month earlier others are giving him massage. I am really enjoying massaging and giving him bath . it's great time together with ur kid, fun time. baby is also enjoying

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Amruta Naygaonkar Lele

| Dec 05, 2016

my baby is one year now.. should I continue oil massage, as everyone in house saying I should stop now. is oil affects skin color? for first few months we applied coconut oil and after that started dabar lal oil so should I now use coconut oil.

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Asmita Dhar

| Nov 11, 2016

Mm

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Asmita Dhar

| Nov 11, 2016

Mm

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Shivani Raina

| Nov 10, 2016

What to do in winters.

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Ridhi Doomra

| Nov 09, 2016

Oil messaging is never harmful no matter what the age is, so one can continue it till the baby feels shy to get it done from you. But in winters even if your kids are teens or pro teens or whatever age they are in, ask them to apply coconut oil before bath or if applying before bath, at-least keep a gap of 45 mins atlest. Message till the oil gets soaked in completely

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Ridhi Doomra

| Nov 09, 2016

johnson's baby products have been in news for having something not suitable for kids. So better avoid using it. The best oil for babies, atleast recommended to me by my doctor is Coconut oil. So I prefer it the most.

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Somya G

| Nov 08, 2016

olive oil should not be used for massaging its not good for baby skin. i m using johnson baby oil no allergy n baby enjoys a lot. after massaging he goes to sleep very easily. u can also use himalaya massaging oil or olymessa also.

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Neha K

| Nov 03, 2016

hi.. I use almond oil mixed with olive oil.. is this ok ??

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Yogita Sharma

| Nov 01, 2016

I have been using mustard oil for my baby. is it good and safe for him?he is five months old..

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Swetha Chatla

| Oct 30, 2016

Johnson and Johnson baby products have been in news for containing cancer causing agents. please stop using. Try Olemessa massage oil

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Leela Bharani

| Oct 30, 2016

I was using johnson baby oil . now stopped . in a week after using oil baby got allergy. His skin turn to normal after stopping this oil in two days

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Aadhya J

| Oct 30, 2016

My baby is 2 months old.. i m using jonson baby oil ...is it ok use that oil

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Nidhi Singh

| Oct 29, 2016

My baby 6months old how many times I should massage him.

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Swetha Chatla

| Oct 29, 2016

Using olive oil exclusively harms the baby skin. Olemessa massage oil is the best oil with appropriate concentration of natural oils. It makes the baby skin smooth and also helps retain fair complexion.

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Usha Bhargavi

| Oct 28, 2016

don't use OLive oil it's may causing allergy to babies skin.. better using of coconut oil, sesame oil or milk cream..

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Meenakshi Moorjani

| Oct 28, 2016

hi all. i am a new mom.. i am sure all of us are bewildered and excited to have this tiny bundle of joy in our hands .. finally after months of pregnancy and labour.. so obv getting to do something for them calls for the new parents to seek guidance from the experienced and to stay informed .. and so on this grounds i have been researching quite a lot online and by speaking to other moms and the experienced.. i came across a blog here saying olive oil is good for massage for the baby.. however i understand that infact olive oil isnt good as it contains some enzyme which depletes the baby's skin of its natural essential oils and eventually destroys the basic protective layer.. pls new moms.. pls chk your resources to confirm and follow accordingly..

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Vishakha Badaya

| Oct 25, 2016

10-15 minutes time difference.

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Vishakha Badaya

| Oct 24, 2016

Mustard oil is actually very good for baby's muscles. But the only drawback is it's darkens the skin. You can use olive oil, coconut oil and sesame oil too.

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Anupama Sethi

| Oct 24, 2016

Hi m I use musturd oil for baby massage? And what should be the time difference between baby massage n baby bath?

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Sarah Ari

| Oct 23, 2016

Hi vishakha I sit on a stool on the floor but she doesn't stay....

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Vishakha Badaya

| Oct 22, 2016

Sarah - don't sit on height or bed. try sitting on floor( open area). So that she doesn't falloff or hit anything else.

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Neetu Singh

| Oct 22, 2016

thank you..

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Sarah Ari

| Oct 22, 2016

Hi. my baby is 8 n half months now n she's a hyper baby... She doesn't sit quiet while I massage her.... She keeps rolling over... Last time she just escaped a fall. I want to continue the massage till one year but it seems risky.. Wat do I do?

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Priti Derasariya

| Oct 22, 2016

thanku :-)

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Jyoti

| Oct 22, 2016

Hi.. give massage to your baby by your own hand or by any family member upto at least 6 months that is best one and v less chance of crying as per my experience.

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Neha Khurana

| Oct 22, 2016

massage is must atleast for one year

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Sudha Rao

| Oct 22, 2016

Thankqqq , olive oil is gud for massage it can be continued till 1yr

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Tarunee Sharma

| Oct 22, 2016

olive oil is very good for massage, but only during winters

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Priti Derasariya

| Oct 21, 2016

hello.. my baby is 6 n half month.. she cries alot while oil massage.. can anyone suggest what to do? till wat age oil massage is important??

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Arshiya

| Oct 21, 2016

hi... can we give massage to 10+ month baby n which oil is gud n will my baby gain weight ..ideally till how many months can we give massage

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Ganga Bansal

| Oct 21, 2016

thank you for the information

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