src massage Kelowna – As with All Things, There Are Baby Massage Oils Out There that Can Do More Harm Than Good. Using baby massage oil on a regular basis is not only good for your baby’s skin, it can relax baby and get him ready to rest. The act of massage can also deepen the bond between parent and child. But, like so many other things that are commercially produced today, some of them may not be as good for baby as you might think.
Most brands of baby massage oil actually contain a combination of oils rather than a single type. Some of them are simply not meant to be used on babies because there could be a risk to a young body that doesn’t have a fully developed immune system. Be sure to read the ingredient labels on any baby massage oil before using it.
Mineral oil cannot be absorbed into the outer layer of baby’s skin, and will leave behind a greasy film. Using this as a baby massage oil may seal the pores as well as potentially hampering the skin in generating sweat to remove impurities, as well as regulating the baby’s temperature. And, because mineral oil is a by-product of petroleum, poisoning may occur should baby accidentally ingest it.
Never use a baby massage oil that has added scents. Newborns are very sensitive to scent, and use it to recognize their parents’ scents for bonding and feeding. Adding additional scents to the mix may confuse and harm baby.
Do not use any baby massage oil that has a Vitamin E supplement added to it. Vitamin E is generally derived from wheat germ, which is not only not recommended for babies’ diets, and it can potentially trigger an allergic reaction.
Use caution when using a baby massage oil that contains essential oils for therapeutic reasons, like relaxing or relieving stress. All babies are unique and have their own personalities. Unless directed by a pediatrician or aroma therapist, avoid using such “blanket” or all-purpose remedies until you can determine whether your child will have an adverse reaction.
Any oil derived from an edible food source should never be used as a baby massage oil. It is considered to be an edible oil, and as such, could trigger an allergic reaction in the same way that wheat germ can.
Consult your pediatrician or an aroma therapist before using any commercially produced baby massage oil. Because many of them contain petroleum-based products, food by-products or scent laden additives that might be too much for baby’s sensitive system, consulting an expert if you are not sure is the wisest thing you can do when it comes to keeping your baby healthy.