Usually, you will receive a lot of suggestions from many people when you are expecting a baby or when you give birth to a baby. One of the most common suggestions is not to touch the scalp of the baby. The skin on the scalp is very sensitive, and that can hurt the baby. But that is not at all true. You should put any pressure on it is true, but do not touch it; it is not something that you should consider.
It is a very common question that arises in every parent’s mind, whether they can brush their baby’s hair or not. That is because all the parts of the body are very delicate, and they are not sure how to handle the baby in the right way so that they do not hurt them in any way.
Some babies are born bald, while some have light hair, but some babies are born with thick hair. Just like their body, even their hair needs attention. You will have to apply oil, wash it, give massage and brush it from time to time. There are many advantages that a baby can enjoy when you brush their hair every day.
All you need to take care of is that you are choosing the right baby hairbrush. The brush should have soft bristles, and that should not hurt the baby. Rather it should make the baby feel more comfortable and relaxed.
Here is the list of a few benefits that your baby can enjoy when you brush their hair daily…
1. Promotes blood flow
Whether your baby has little hair or very thick hair, you should brush it daily. When you are brushing the hair, it stimulates proper blood flow. When you stimulate hair follicles, blow flow will increase automatically, and that will help in proper hair growth. Your baby is going to look beautiful when the head is full of hair.
2. Keeps the baby relaxed
The soft bristles of the hairbrush will help in soothing and relaxing the baby. One of the most common problems that many parents face is putting the baby to sleep. But when you brush their scalp, it gives them a therapeutic feel, and that feeling helps them to relax. When the baby is tired and unable to fall asleep, they get very irritated and start crying. It can be hard to calm them down. Brushing the baby’s hair can help you with this problem and helps the baby to relax.
3. Nervous system stimulation
It is a very good habit to brush your baby’s hair daily as it can even help in the proper development of the central nervous system. That means your baby will develop a healthy brain that can make them intelligent. When you apply oil and start brushing, it works like a light massage on their scalp. The soft bristles will make them feel very comfortable. This massage helps in nervous system stimulation.
4. Cradle cap
If you have observed very carefully, especially for the newborn babies, a crusty and scaly skin will start developing on their scalp. This is called a Cradle cap. It does not cause any kind of harm to the baby, and it is very common among all the babies. It will cure itself in a few months. But if you are brushing your baby’s hair daily, you can clear this cradle cap faster and also stop its development again.
5. Grooming your baby
Last but not least, it will help your baby to look perfect and beautiful all the time. Whenever you brush their hair, it will be all set and look just perfect. That means even when they wake up from sleep, and they are still going to look very fresh and attractive. What is wrong in making them look extra cute?
So, this was the list of some of the benefits that you will be able to enjoy when you brush your baby’s hair daily. But that does not mean that you can do it too many times a day. You should do it two or thrice a day and not more than that.
Remember that there is no right time to start brushing the baby’s hair and so you can do it even for a newborn baby. Just make sure that it does not hurt them, and that can be done by not using a wrong hairbrush. You will be able to find several hair brushes specially designed for the babies, and you should pick only those. You can use just any hairbrush that is available in the market. Touch the brush bristles by yourself and make sure that they are soft. Never use the brush directly on the baby’s scalp without tested on your skin.
So, start brushing your baby’s hair and make them look the best.