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It was the month of September, way back in 2009, when we were blessed with our first child - an angel she is. We were in California, USA and due to some visa issues , our parents couldn’t manage to pay us a visit. The memories of the very first few days still flash in front of my eyes.
With nobody around to help or guide us, we both were so worried and anxious with a premature baby at home. A rush of guilt still accompanies my thoughts that we were not doing things correctly and that she needed more care and we were missing out on various things.
Baby massage is a tradition that has been followed in India from time immemorial. I had heard it infinite number of times that massage is a great way to express one's love and care for the baby. Baby's social and psychological growth depends on proper body massage. An affectionate touch is one of the most powerful forms of communication between babies and their parents, hence regular body massage is considered to be one of the most effective ways for the emotional well being of a baby. The other benefits of baby massage include improved weight gain, improved circulation, proper digestion etc.
Hence despite the fact that the doctors there kept asking us not to go for baby massage, and that this technique has become obsolete, we decided to carry on with it in a soothing way and on a regular basis. According to my research, the loving and soothing touch of a mother's hands help in production of oxytocin, a feel good hormone that helps the baby feel loved and helps them fall asleep.
Now it was the time to decide on the right massag oil for the baby, and trust me when I say it is probably the most difficult task for parents, to decide on the best for your little one. I have always known the benefits of almond oil but with so many available brands in market, we were both confused.
I always give preference and respect to experiences of my own folks over google. After discussing with a few more friends and ex-colleagues, I was purely convinced that Hamdard Roghan Badam Shirin is the best choice for my baby as it is natural and pure and its goodness could be trusted with eyes closed. Unlike other almond oils available in market, Hamdard uses only almonds of one particular type which imparts consistency to taste, colour and efficacy of Hamdard Roghan Badam Shirin. It helps in enhancing health and beauty and can also be used for culinary purposes. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and Omega 6 acids and the zero cholesterol in the oil makes it desirable for regular consumption.
My daughter got used to its sweet odour in no time and the massage would help her relax and fall asleep fast, a problem that I had faced for a few months before I knew about the magical touch of this oil.
A happy and content mother here would love to guarantee that Hamdard Roghan Badam Shirin is one of the best things that has ever happened to us and our child and I very proudly vouch for it. If ever anything goes wrong, do remember #RoghanBadamHaiNa.