Baby massage therapy can calm a crying baby and also calm a fussy baby, for a relaxed breastfeeding session. Infant massage has other benefits too…
With baby oil massage, it’s best to use oil that is natural and non-scented for the first couple of weeks. Remember that your baby will put his/her hands in their mouth, so use natural carrier oils, such as olive oil, baby oil, pure sweet almond oil or sesame seed oil.
Baby massage oils that are mineral based may be good at waterproofing, but may clog the pores.
After a few months, you can introduce different scented oils that are stimulating to your baby's olfactory system.
The following essential oils should be added to your carrier oils mentioned above. Only a few drops of the following are added to the carrier oils:
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