A wind down massage at the end of the day after a relaxing bath was an essential part of Alex's baby routine. It really seemed to soothe him, encouraging him to sleep more soundly and for longer. It was a wonderful bonding exercise too, I still remember how he would giggle when I got to his tiny little feet...
Alex's baby days may be over but he still enjoys a relaxing body massage just before bed. These are five of our favourite baby massage oils.
Green People Organic Babies Soothing Baby Oil - a fragrance free formula using a blend of organic sunflower seed oil, evening primrose oil and rose hip, it gently moisturizes baby's skin and scalp without irritation. I used this in Alex's early baby days when crazy hormones meant I couldn't tolerate fragrance of any kind.
The Jojoba Company 100% Natural Baby Oil - this oil is great for baby massage and amazing at moisturizing baby’s skin. It is made with pure and hypoallergenic jojoba oil, enriched with calming lavender and chamomile - Alexander seems visibly relaxed the first time I used this.
Little Innoscents Organic Massage Oil - a great product to use for baby’s skin that will absorb quickly and leave skin smooth and soft. This hydrating oil is made of sunflower and Jojoba
carrier oils and therapeutic essential oils of Spearmint, Lavender,
Lemongrass and Sweet Orange. It smells absolutely divine, I use it on myself!
Brauer Naturals Baby Massage Oil - this products contains natural Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Mandarin Oil, Honey and Paw Paw to pamper and nourish bub’s precious skin and it works just as described! It goes on very smoothly and has a very pleasant aroma. Leaves skin very moisturized until the next bath.