Parenting Babycare Health

Benefits Of Using Olive Oil For Baby’s Massage

Soma Sarkar
0 to 1 years

Created by Soma Sarkar
Updated on Nov 18, 2019

Benefits Of Using Olive Oil For Babys Massage
Reviewed by Expert panel

Babies are very delicate and sensitive. They require special attention in all over of their health, their diet, skin or hair. By breastfeeding and massaging we can make the mother baby bond stronger. Indian tradition helps mother's to know much better about massaging all our mother and mother in law guide us the proper way or we can always consider taking help of maalish wali. It has tons of benefits. Skin massage is also considered as a therapeutic touching way that has physiological and mental effects on the infants.

In addition to helping you and your baby bond massage help your baby in many other ways like it calms down your baby, helps in digestion, helps in weight gain, boost immune system, helps with better skin texture, brain development, metabolism and many more.

Now next question arises which oil? Traditionally mustard oil was used.Selection of right type of oil is important as many local products have side effects like allergies or rashes. Doctors prefers Olive Oil. It is the safest.

What Is Olive Oil?

Olive oil is a fat which is obtained by processing whole olives. They are fruits of a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin, named olea europaea.

Some Benefits Of Olive Oil -

  1. It is like a lotion and a perfect moisturizer for baby’s skin.Olive oil makes baby skin smooth, shiny, and healthy
  2. Helps in toning and healing skin
  3. Olive oil can be used in both cold and hot weather
  4. Cradle cap is a form of dandruff that causes a layer of dry skin to form on the baby’s head shortly after birth, olive oil really helped my son to get rid of that
  5. It has a high content of oleic acid and low linoleic acid. Linoleic acid strengthens your baby’s skin barrier, oleic acid increases the permeability of some layers of the baby’s skin
  6. It is rich in healthy fats, phenolic anti-oxidant Vitamin E, oleic acids, regular massage helps in obtaining good skin tone, promoting bone and muscle health

Also Read: Benefits Of Almond Oil massage For Your Infant

Mustard Oil massage Benefits, How to massage, Precautions for Infants

How To Use?

  1. One easiest way is to have it in small amount as it is and rub gently twice a day
  2. For cradle cap (dandruff) you can warm oil and massage gently on hair roots before bath
  3. During bath you can add few drops in bath water
  4. After bath you can mix little oil with baby lotion and apply

Massage Directions -

Face and tummy:

Follow heart shape movements. Try to ensure that the baby is not feeling uneasy due to massage

Rub from inside to outside shoulders. Try and move your fingers gently and do not apply pressure at the time of rubbing.

Arms and legs:

From arms to fingers and thighs to down toes. Masaaging helps the baby to achieve healthy bones. 

Downward gently through spine and sides gentle rub.

Again mother's instinct is best if you see any bad effects like rashes or redness after oil massage please talk to your pediatrician.It depends baby to baby.But my personal experience says it's the best.I didn't got any skin related issues. Massage helps them in the long run, my son is 4 now but still it’s a routine now to massage before bath with olive oil.

Hope these tips will encourage you to massage your baby. Please comment if you have other suggestions.

Did you like the blog? Did you find it useful? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments section below; we’d love to hear from you.

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

  • 31
Comments ()
Kindly Login or Register to post a comment.

| May 19, 2018

which company oilve oil is best

  • Reply
  • Report

| May 19, 2018

Yes I liked it nd it's the useful information

  • Reply
  • Report

| May 19, 2018

really good ...thank you

  • Reply
  • Report

| May 20, 2018

useful tips!

  • Reply
  • Report

| May 23, 2018

from which month start my babies body massage? betroli olive oil is perfect for body massage?? which hair oil for babies is better? please give me answer

  • Reply
  • Report

| May 23, 2018

oilve oli massage for 15 days baby in summer day is useful

  • Reply
  • Report

| May 24, 2018

yes.... olive oil best for babies......

  • Reply
  • Report

| Jun 09, 2018

Yes it is very good......

  • Reply
  • Report

| Jun 22, 2018

Tanya Ghosh you can surely start after fifteen days of birth it can be used for hair also.

  • Reply
  • Report

| Jun 22, 2018

You can use Figaro olive oil

  • Reply
  • Report

| Aug 06, 2018

Can v use olive oil in cooking for baby I mean in upma sewaiya rice

  • Reply
  • Report

| Dec 05, 2018

my baby is 9 month I'm using coconut oil can I switch to olive oil

  • Reply
  • Report

| Dec 06, 2018

monica yes sure it's great

  • Reply
  • Report

| Feb 04, 2019

Hello My name is Chris Paul and This is a very nice post, Thanks for Sharing. Get the Best Of Assignment help in Canada.

  • Reply
  • Report

| Aug 19, 2019

i qq

  • Reply
  • Report

| Aug 19, 2019

its very hot weather here... should i massage my baby with oil or simply use baby powder

  • Reply
  • Report

| Sep 16, 2019

Best brand of olive oil for 2 year baby massage??

  • Reply
  • Report

| Nov 18, 2019

Thanks can i used coconut oil to massage 2 mouth old

  • Reply
  • Report

| Nov 20, 2019

  • Reply
  • Report

| Nov 27, 2019

My baby is one year month now can I use olive oil on boby

  • Reply | 1 Reply
  • Report

| Jan 06, 2020

Hi Augusta, I have been massaging my baby with olive oil from day one and he is gonna be 1yr old soon. I do it every day and his skin glows ... it's really nice

  • Reply
  • Report

| Jan 06, 2020

@

  • Reply
  • Report

| Jan 06, 2020

Tania. nilufa@gmail. com

  • Reply
  • Report

| Jan 06, 2020

which olive oil is best for baby massage and pls share the link

  • Reply
  • Report

| Jan 07, 2020

Why my two and half month baby spits??

  • Reply
  • Report

| Feb 04, 2020

Can we use Himalayan baby massage oil

  • Reply | 3 Replies
  • Report

| Feb 04, 2020

khushboo jain try to be as herbal and as organic as possible because the baby skin so soft that it can get infection or or any type of redness so so if you are using any massage oil please test it before applying it on the whole body you can test massage oil on the foot of the baby

  • Reply
  • Report

| Feb 04, 2020

Ty

  • Reply
  • Report

| Feb 04, 2020

khushboo jain . Welcome.. always there for you

  • Reply
  • Report

| Jul 01, 2020

I also use zaitoon oil for my baby

  • Reply
  • Report

| Jul 08, 2020

Lab report writing services are the unique services which we are providing at PrimeEssays. com. Under these services, a checklist of various custom writings like essays, term paper, research paper, dissertation, thesis, etc. can be chosen https://primeessays.com/lab-report-writing.html

  • Reply
  • Report
+ Start A Blog

Top Parenting Blogs

Ambili S Kartha
Mombassador
Featured content of the day

Parentoon of the day

Lighter side of parenting

Ask your queries to Doctors & Experts

Download APP
Loading
{{trans('web/app_labels.text_Heading')}}

{{trans('web/app_labels.text_some_custom_error')}}

{{trans('web/app_labels.text_Heading')}}

{{trans('web/app_labels.text_some_custom_error')}}