5 Baby Bath Secrets You Would Not Like To Miss
I am sure; we all have nani’s and dadi’s at home who keep pointing out that their style of parenting and our style of parenting is different.
Now, there is no right or wrong approach of parenting. The trick is to find a style suitable to your baby as each one is different from the other.
Here , I want to share with you a few baby bath secrets that my grand mom taught me. She used it on my mom and my mom used these baby bath secrets on me.
Needless to say, we both are blessed with very good skin. So, here is my grannies baby bath time secrets that I have started to use on my kids too.
SECRET 1: Do Not Use Soap Daily
We all use soap as a cleanser and being a new age” brand conscious “mommy, we do not compromise when it comes to choosing a perfect soap for our little one.
So, we end up buying things like milk based cleanser and other items from baby products companies.
But, what we do not realize is that no matter what we use, it strips off a layer of moisture from our little one.
My granny taught me that kids have a natural PH balanced skin and does not need to use soap daily.
In fact, she asked me to use natural products on their skin to help them retain the skin they are born with.
Secret 2: Use Loi To Get Rid Of Unwanted Hair
My both kids since birth are hairy. Naturally, as a mother every time I looked at them I used to hack my brain as how to get rid of these unwanted hair.
That’s when my nani’s nuska came to my rescue. She asked me to use a loi on my little one before massaging her skin at bath time.
The loi is excellent for getting rid of unwanted hair from delicate skin without damaging the same. So here are the things you need to know about making the loi
Steps to the loi
It should be applied before the oil massage.
You should apply it with medium force
In order to get maximum benefit you need to apply the loi on a daily basis.
You should first see where the unwanted hair growth is and then rub the loi on the opposite direction of the hair growth to remove the same.
How to make the loi?
This is how my nani makes the loi
3 tbps flour
½ tbsp. of freshly ground turmeric
Water to make the dough
3 to 4 drops of ghee to bind the same.
Way to make the loi
Take the flour on a sterilized plate and add the turmeric paste in it. Now, add little bit of water to make a dough. Once the dough is prepared, apply some ghee on the top of it to make the dough soft in texture. You can see the texture in the picture below.
Secret 3: Apply Raw Milk
We all know that milk is a natural moisturizer and good for our skin. What, we do not know is that milk needs to be applied in raw or prior to boiling for maximum benefit.
All, you need to do is make a paste of turmeric and raw milk and apply it all over your little one.
You can apply this paste after the oil massage. Let it dry for a few minutes before washing it off with water.
This will again ensure that gradually the unwanted hair growth gets arrested. You may not agree but i swear by these baby bath secrets.
Secret 4: Water Baths Are Good Too
My granny advocates that kids are born with good skin. After all, have you ever seen an infant with pimples or dark circles?
No right, well all babies are blessed with good skin. So, do not experiment too much on them as you might end up damaging them.
You can apply these home remedies on alternate days and at other times you can simply give them a water bath. In fact you can also give sponge bath to babies in the evening.
Secret 5 : Goodness of Curd
We all know that yogurt is good for our health and adds a glow to our skin. My granny taught me that on a hot day when kids are sweating, you can simply apply some curd on their skin, leave it for 5 minutes and then wash it off.
The curd pack will help to lower their body temperature and cool them instantly.
Also, it will naturally moisturize the skin meaning you do not need to apply a moisturizer post this.