When your little one is born, they are red, wrinkly and in some cases a little hairy. Now, we all know that babies are born with hair on their body some more than others. However, did you know
When a baby is in the mother’s womb, the soft hairs called lanugo, are defensive in nature. They help to prevent babies from exposure to amniotic fluid in the baby bag.
Normally, the hair on a newborn baby’s body is extremely light and soft. These get naturally removed naturally over the next few months after birth. However, if they are not gone on their own, then there are many other ways to work on them. There are natural remedies to remove body hair on babies, and several methods have been in use for generations, which are quite safe. Home remedies are the best – do you agree? Using things found in our kitchen is the safest way of ensuring that nothing will harm the baby’s sensitive skin. – they are safe & natural options.
Tips To Keep In Mind
- Be gentle – Your little one’s skin is very delicate and sensitive! Vigorously washing or scrubbing can irritate it.
- Comfort First – This kind of hair removal can be quite uncomfortable especially when the paste dries up, so change up the remedy as and when needed.
- These methods may not permanently remove the hair from your baby. Give it time to thin out on its own.
We asked moms what helped get rid of lanugo with their babies and we got tons of answers. So here goes!
1.Wheat Flour Dough With Ghee, Milk and Water
There are different versions of using this atta exfoliator. Some like to use almond oil, mustard oil or coconut oil. It is dependent on you and your child’s sensitive skin. Using a little water, make a soft ball of dough. Dip the dough in warm oil before rubbing it on the baby’s skin. Use it on the baby’s body – such as the forehead, shoulder, and back, and rub gently. The hair should come off easily.
Variation – Wheat Flour Dough with Haldi and Lemon Drops
2.Raw Milk & White Bread with Honey
Dip the bread in milk for 5 minutes. Then mash it and apply it to your little one’s body. Let the paste dry and then scrub it lightly.
3. Gram flour (besan) with Turmeric & Milk
Gram flour or besan is an excellent remedy for hair removal. Make a tight dough ball using besan mixed with turmeric and milk. If you regularly rub this mix on your baby’s body, it will get rid of the extra hair.
Variation: The milk can also be substituted with yoghurt or cream (malai) also.
These are some home remedies tried and tested by fellow moms. If you have any home remedy that has worked for you and your little one, please do share them with us in the comments below or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to know and will definitely add it to the list.