Monday 11 November 2013

Natural Growth with Traditional Values..

Natural Growth with Traditional Values...

We Indian from time have followed a time tested tradition to massage a baby before his/her bath. In many families, oils are preferred over creams and lotions for massage. However there are few things one should keep in mind when massaging the baby.

Whichever oil or lotion is used there is a need to ensure that the same is absorbed into the skin quickly. If accidently the baby does suck his/her oil smeared thumb then without harming the baby the oil is easily digested. However there are some people who prefer to use vegetable oil, coconut oil, mustard oil, ghee, malai (homemade cream) even raw milk but these all are not recommended to be used for  baby massage, Reason being that the baby’s skin is very delicate and extremely sensitive. Using the base form of these oils or using raw milk may expose the baby to the risk of infection.

Oils with a thick oily base can lead to clogging of the delicate pores of the baby’s skin. This is not a health situation especially during the summers as sweating is a normal phenomena that is not only essential to get rid of the body toxins through sweat but at the same time helps in dissipating the excessive body heat due evaporation of the sweat. Clogged pores can lead to skin infections.  Also the aromatherapy oils are too strong and are usually unsuitable for your baby's sensitive skin.

It is advisable to seek medical advice about the recommended body oil that should be used to massage the baby. Given below are the few suggestions that might help you to provide your baby with a comforting massage experience.

  • Stick to reputed brands with ISI and AGMARK certification, when buying massage oils for your baby. Avoid loosely sold or unbranded oils as they can give your baby skin infection and rashes. If your baby accidentally ingests such oils, it may cause stomach poisoning.
  • Don't put any oil in your baby's nose, navel or ears. Although it is a common practice, but it is against scientific reasons, as this can lead to infections.
  • Use gentle, upward strokes when massaging your baby. Despite popular belief, there is no proof to suggest that applying pressure on your baby's head will make it round.
  • Ensure that the room temperature is quite comfortable and at the same time it is safe from cool draughts.
  • Remove any bangles and rings that you may be wearing. They could hurt your baby.
  • Wash off the oil completely while giving your baby a bath.

No matter whichever oil you choose, make sure you do read the label and store it carefully. Mineral oils may have a use-by date, whereas vegetable oils may have a best-before date. This refers to their use for cooking rather than skincare, but may give you some idea of how long they last. Buying a small bottle of vegetable oil specifically for baby massage may be better than buying a large bottle.

Today Dabur has come up with the best solution to all your worries related to baby massage. They have introduced ‘Dubar Lal Tail’ which is specially designed for baby massage only. It is an ayurvedic baby massage oil made from time tested ayurvedic ingredients which has many proven benefits for the baby. Its massage helps in strengthening baby's bones and muscles and is proven safe and effective for better overall physical growth of babies. 

During research and subsequent trials it has been clearly proven that babies who were massaged daily with Dabur Lal Tail in comparison with no massage experienced 2 times faster increase in weight and height. Massage with Dabur Lal Tail includes many other benefits as well, such as better sleeping pattern in neonates and infants, which is very important for a baby’s development.

If you want to know more about Dabur Lal Tail do visit the below mentioned link

Herein you can also consult and seek advice from the experts regarding your baby growth and buy recommended products for your baby’s health and hygiene.

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