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Baby Massage and Oil

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    Shenzhennifer is offline Registered User
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    Baby Massage and Oil

    I started to give my baby massages recently but then I stopped when I read not to give them a massage with baby oil or other petrololeum products. I have searched on many sites to find out what to use, but they all have different ideas, sometimes conflicting. And I don`t really want to spend 175 rmb on Avent`s baby massage oil. I read grapeseed oil is good, any vegetable oil (but I don`t want to buy a huge bottle since I only use olive oil for cooking).
    Do you give your baby a massage and what kind of oil do you use?
    Do you use baby oil at all? The hospital used it after each bath but I read not to use it on babies at all.

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    I agree you shouldn't use petroleum based products, I also avoid products with parabens and sodium laurel sulphate. I initially bought a organic baby massage oil but now I just use a baby moisturiser to massage. I've never used baby oil.

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    We use the Badger Healing Birch massage oil from Doubibou.com

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    I've used extra virgin olive oil and sweet almond oil

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    Grapeseed oil or olive oil are great. Olive oil is great for cradle cap too. The only advantage to grapeseed oil is it has no smell.

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    I used baby oil before I realized the disadvantages. Then I switched to try out olive oil, grapeseed oil, etc. I found that they worked pretty well when it was very dry back in the winter, but seem too thick for this type of weather. A friend of mine has studied for certified aromatherapist suggested me to use sweet almond oil or apricot / peach kernel, since they are more gentle to baby's skin.

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    I swear by organic pharmacy's baby massage oil. Actually there are a lot of good organic brands out there these days, at quite accessible prices available at Watsons etc.

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    I bought grapeseed oil today, but when it wasn`t a good time to massage my son today - he put up a fuss:)
    Good call about the weather - where can I buy almond oil, or apricot/peach kernal (what`s this?) ?

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