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Almond Oil – Nature’s Wonder For Your Baby


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The Benefits Of Almond Oil For Baby’s Skin, Hair & Health 

As grown-ups, don’t we all love the relaxing massages and having a skincare and hair care routine that keeps our skin and hair healthy and helps us relax? However, the massage routine for babies is not just about helping their muscles relax; there are numerous benefits of a good massage routine for a baby. But the question is, which oil to use for massage? 

While there are many options in the oils that you can use for massaging your baby, read about Best Oils For Baby Massage before you decide. But, as per parents and skincare experts, one of the best oils to use for massaging your baby is undoubtedly Almond Oil. This article will talk about the benefits of almond oil for baby skin, hair and brain. But first, let us understand the benefits of massaging for a baby. 

Why Massages Are Important For Babies

From the moment the umbilical stump of the baby falls off, it is safe to start massaging your baby. Massaging the baby is a good practice till your baby starts to walk. But many parents who experience the benefits of massaging continue with weekly or more often massages till a few years of age. Here are the top benefits of massaging a baby (1)

  • ▪ Massaging helps relieve colic pain.
  • ▪ There are many benefits of almond oil for baby skin, hair and brain. We will cover these benefits in detail in the following sections ahead. 
  • ▪ It helps the baby and the caregiver bond with touch. 
  • ▪ Massaging soothes and calms a fussy baby. 
  • ▪ It relieved constipation with the correct massaging technique. 
  • ▪ It nourishes the skin and hair of the baby. 
  • ▪ Massages aid better and steady weight gain in babies.

About Almond Oil

Parents and skin care experts recommend using almond oil for baby skin and hair massage. Let us understand Almond Oil before we delve further into its benefits for skin, hair and brain. 

  • ▪ Almond Oil is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, And Zinc.
  • ▪ Parents have used it for thousands of years without any reported skin allergies caused by Almond Oil. 
  • ▪ Almonds, if consumed orally, can cause an allergic reaction to kids or adults who are allergic to nuts or almonds, to be specific. In such cases, avoid using almond oil topically as well unless specifically cleared by your doctor.  
  • ▪ Almond oil is sweet and edible too. Thus, it is non-toxic. While massaging the baby, if there is oil on their hands and they lick them, it will cause no harm unless your baby is allergic to oral consumption of almond oil. 

Benefits Of Almond Oil For Baby Skin

  • ▪ Almond oil is a natural moisturiser for the baby’s skin. 
  • ▪ Almond oil is rich in Vitamins A, B2, B6, D & E. It soothes the skin and keeps skin problems such as rashes, eczema, dry skin etc., away. 
  •  It does not just prevent rashes, as mentioned above; it also helps in soothing and curing existing skin irritation and rashes. 
  • ▪ For skin that requires extra nourishment, Almond oil is a natural emollient. In addition, massaging with Almond oil helps get rid of dead skin and thus removes impurities from the body’s surface. 
  • ▪ Almond oil is also a natural sunscreen unless you are in very harsh sun and prolonged exposure, in which case proper covering and a paediatric grade sunscreen are required for your baby’s skin. 

Benefits Of Almond Oil For Baby Hair

  • ▪ Vitamin E, Potassium, Magnesium and Omega 3 fatty acids present in the Almond oil makes it a great hair nourisher.
  • ▪ Almond oil helps in getting rid of the cradle cap from the baby’s scalp. 
  • ▪ Using Almond oil for hair massages will lead to lesser problems in the future, such as dandruff, itchy scalp, hair fall and premature graying of hair.
  • ▪ Massaging with good oils such as Almond oil improves blood circulation in your baby’s scalp and thus helps them sleep better. 
  • ▪ Almond oil softens and strengthens hair from the very first use.

Benefits Of Almond Oil For Baby Heart & Brain Development

You would not be able to start the oral consumption of Almonds or Almond oil for the first six months until you exclusively breastfeed your baby. But once you start solid food, nuts, especially almonds, are a great superfood and a much-needed addition to your baby’s diet. Almonds and Almond oils have the following benefits for your baby, apart from the advantages mentioned above of almond oil for baby skin and hair:

  • ▪ Almond oil contains good fats that help keep cholesterol under control and the heart healthy. In today’s time, when processed and packaged food is becoming accessible and popular for young kids, almond oil is an excellent addition to their diet.
  • ▪ Research says that almond oil is also beneficial in boosting memory. So, the old chicle of “Eat almonds, you have exams coming up” exists for all the right reasons in our Indian mom world! 
  • ▪ Almonds are loaded with Omega 3 Fatty Acids. That improves brain health. 

During winters, many parents prefer using natural and cold-pressed Almond oil on baby’s skin and even on the face instead of applying moisturizer. This keeps the skin supple and hydrated for longer. No matter how you choose to use almond oil for baby skin, hair or diet, it will benefit them in all forms. Happy Parenting! 

Takeaway from the article


The newborn sleep pattern changes every week.


They will sleep longer after a few months but would be light sleepers


During the first few weeks as newborns, they sleep almost 18 hours a day

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