Published: Monday 13 September 2021

With online baby massage classes now part of our every day lives, it's normal that parents choose their own baby massage oil. In some cases, we might notice that parents are using oils that include scents or other ingredients that we wouldn't normally recommend. So how might we manage that?

Of course, it is the parents' choice which oil they use. You can highlight the need for a patch test prior to the session and encourage the use of a scent-free oil. Remind parents that babies will likely ingest small amounts of the oil so, while unlikely to be dangerous, it may be unpleasant for the baby and detract from the baby massage session itself.

As baby massage instructors we do not specifically recommend baby massage oils but can make suggestions as to the type (for example, scent free).

Interested in learning to teach baby massage? We offer a distance learning option and run in-person courses. Currently we have dates in Birmingham, London and Manchester. Additionally, we have regular Zoom courses so you can learn from home but in a group setting. To find out more, either have a browse of the website or give us a call on 01273 702 496


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