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The importance of massages for babies

Just as adults feel relaxed after massages, so do babies. Baby massages have a variety of benefits. With each gentle stroke, your baby will feel nurtured and loved, strengthening the bond between the two of you. Massages will also allow your baby to feel more relaxed, which may improve their sleep.

What are the benefits of massaging my baby?

• Aids digestion
• Improves circulation
• Eases teething pain
• Helps sleep better

What massage oil should I use for my baby?

At 100% Wellness Co. we believe that wellness is not a luxury but a necessity. That is why we not only have products for adults, but children and babies too.

Our 100% natural and chemical-free Baby Massage Oil is made for your little one aged between 3 months to 2 years. It helps babies feel good externally as well as internally. This gentle massage oil keeps your baby’s skin smooth and supple and all that skin-to-skin contact boosts oxytocin (the feel-good hormone), enhances circulation, promotes relaxation and helps the baby to easily drift off to sleep.

Our Baby Massage Oil is a natural four-ingredient oil that absorbs quickly and locks in moisture to prevent dryness and hydrate your baby’s delicate skin. Gently massage the oil on the baby in circular motions from to head to toe to hydrate the baby’s gentle skin.

Here is a bit about the benefits of the ingredients used in this oil:

Apricot Kernel oil

Apricot Kernel oil is very gentle and perfect for your baby’s sensitive skin. It is rich in Vitamin E which can improve the skin’s thickness and strength and also keeps your baby clean, soft and smelling great!

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory, containing powerful agents to protect your baby’s skin from potential pathogens. It also hydrates and moisturizes their skin, leaving it feeling smooth and soft.

Olive oil

Olive oil can help moisturize your baby’s itchy or dry skin. It can also ease symptoms of skin conditions like eczema, cradle cap, and diaper rash. The oil has regenerative power over skin tissues and helps in keeping the skin toned.

Lavender essential oil

It can not only help ease a baby’s tummy and relieve any pains or sprains, but may very well be the ‘magic potion’ you’re looking for to calm a fussy, restless child and finally soothe your little one to sleep. It can quickly and safely relax the body, calm the mind and can also be a life savior if your little one is anxious, insecure, or in any form of emotional distress.

Massaging technique:

Place your baby on their back and begin by slowly rubbing oil on each body part. Your touch should be gentle at first. You can also tell a story or sing their favorite nursery rhyme as you move around their body.

Spend some time rubbing each of their body parts, starting with their head and moving gradually down to their feet. There’s no specific recommended time for the massage. Each part of the massage should last as long as you and your baby are enjoying it.

You can also try placing your baby on their belly for a short massage, though some babies may not like being on their tummies for long.

Additional massage tips:

• Make eye contact
• Smile at them
• Talk in a soothing voice
• Touch them in a loving way
• Hold their hand, kiss their forehead, etc.

https://www.healthline.com/health/parenting/baby-massage#health-benefits
https://www.babycentre.co.uk/a1042915/massaging-your-baby
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/infant-and-toddler-health/in-depth/infant-massage/art-20047151
https://www.webmd.com/baby/olive-oil-safe-to-massage-baby#1
https://www.sonomalavender.com/blogs/news/kid-safe-lavender-essential-oil-uses-for-babies-and-kids

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