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Baby Oil Benefits | Strong Bones

Building strong bones during childhood is important. However, since osteoporosis typically affects older adults, bone health is often way down the list of health priorities for most parents. Over here we discuss the importance of building the foundation for strong bones during childhood to prevent your kid from suffering from osteoporosis and fractures later in life.

Building bone-healthy habits such as regularly massaging your baby with ayurvedic oils and establishing a healthy eating pattern for your toddler and preschool child can make a difference to your kid’s bone health. 

Over here we take a brief look at how regular massage with our ayurvedic baby oil can strengthen your child’s bone health - 

As childhood is a critical time for building bones, it’s important to regularly massage your baby with the right ayurvedic oil that has the ingredients needed to boost bone health and build muscle tissue. Our Ayurvedic baby oil is packed with the goodness of turmeric, kashmiri saffron, carrot and milk. All these natural ingredients not only soften your baby’s delicate skin but also strengthen your baby's bones. 

Essential nutrients and activities for strong bones 

When it comes to bone health, calcium is an important nutrient. As kids grow, calcium plays a key role in the development of their bones. Once they hit the age of 20, calcium helps maintain their bone health and slow down bone density loss.  

For toddlers, it’s important to have a variety of calcium-rich foods such as milk, yoghurt, cheese, almond, sesame, green leafy vegetables, such as broccoli and spinach, orange juice and tofu.  Consult your kid’s doctor or dietician for the recommended servings. In addition to calcium, your kid needs protein to boost the bone building process. It’s been noted that higher protein intake results in bone mass gain in children. Foods that are rich in protein include fish, chicken, meat, eggs, beans, pulses, almonds and broccoli. Give your kid a variety of protein rich foods everyday.  

Vitamin D is also essential for bone growth as it helps the body absorb calcium and deposit it in the bones. The natural source of Vitamin D is exposure to sunlight. Foods that are naturally rich in Vitamin D include mushrooms, eggs and oily fish. Vitamin D deficiency is often associated with childhood bone deformities like rickets and osteomalacia.

Physical activities like walking, running and jumping are good for building bones. Children who exercise regularly show a significant increase in bone mass. 

As your child grows, ensure that he/she doesn’t form bad habits such as drinking soft drinks on a regular basis or leading a sedentary lifestyle.  Also, at this stage encourage your child to do weight-bearing exercises like climbing and running. 

Other benefits of baby massage

In addition to boosting bone health, regular massage also improves your child’s mood and regulates his/her sleep patterns.

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