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Query from: t bhavani, India, 09/14/07
Topic: NATURAL BEAUTY      Submitted on: Ammas.com
Subject: My 6moths baby color improvement

i have a 6 months baby. she was very fair when she was born,, but gradually she is turning black. my doctor asked me to use only dove soap or pears and no home made powders for her body. but my relatives asked me to use home prepared powders., so amma, please adivce me a good home made powder to use so that my baby also looks fair enough.. its been six months..every one is teasing her as blackie which i am unable to take it... also please let me know how to apply on th body and howmany times a day...

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Response from: C. Raj, United Kingdom,   
Council Member on Ammas.com
Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
Bhavani,

The child's skin colour will not change from what she is supposed to be genetically. If she has obtained a gene that makes her skin dark, then there is very little you can do to change it.

She is just 6 months and I would recommend you to use a baby soap instead of pears or even dove. Dove is not going to change the colour of the skin. Every soap and home remedy can only make her look a bit lighter. You love your kid, so dont worry if she is fair or dark.

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Response from: Indumukhi A.,   
Council Member on Ammas.com
Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
No soap or powder will significantly lighten her complexion. Is she your first baby? Having seen a lot of children I know that your experience with her is not uncommon. A child's complexion changes with time. So no matter what you try, I would advise you that it's easier to change people's attitudes than it is to change a baby's skin color (and knowing how hard it is to change people's attitudes, well...you see...).

But to answer your question, doctor is wrong to say use only Dove or Pears soap. What is so good about these soaps? Nothing. Doctor probably wants you to use gentle soaps for your baby, but even disregarding complexion for a minute just look at the ingredients for these soaps:

sodium cocoyl isethionate, stearic acid, coconut acid, sodium tallowate, water, sodium isethionate, sodium stearate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium cocoate or palm kernelate, fragrance, sodium chloride, tetrasodium EDTA, trisodium etidronate, BHT, titanium dioxide and sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate

Who wants to expose a precious infant to all those chemicals? So you can feel safe making homemade powders for her and following the traditional way. Then, as long as your relatives tease, you can shrug your shoulders and know that her skin is healthy and she is a happy baby, beloved by her mother!

Here is the process for bathing your baby according to the ayurvedic way of caring for a baby's skin and health:

First, give her oil massage. Oil massage improves complexion, promotes growth and strength. Massage at night relieves exhaustion and helps the baby to get sound sleep. Infants should be given daily oil massage with Tila oil medicated with the following herbs: Bala, Sthira, Renukabija, Lotus, Brhati, Tarkari, Mustard, Kastha, Saindhava, Asvagandha, Sahadeva, Castor, Apamarga, Kapikacchu seed and Goat's milk.

Second, the application of medicinal herbs mixed in oil on the infants' body is known as Udvartana .The medicines Bala, Sthira, Renukabija, Lotus, Brhati, Tarkari, Mustard, Kastha, Saindhava, Asvagandha, Sahadeva, Castor, Apamarga, Kapikacchu seed should be taken in the form of fine powder and mixed with equal parts of curds and honey and three times its quantity of flour of Java .The paste of this mixture should be rubbed onto the skin after an oil massage.

Third, baby should be daily given a bath with warm water medicated with Jivaniya group of medicines and you could also add decoction of the skins of KsheeriVruksha, i.e. Banyan tree, Pipala, Udumbara and fragrant herbs like Sandalwood and Valaka.

Take care and be strong. Don't worry. People are like that only. They will tease against perceived imperfections. For some it is one way they have learned to show affection. But I would avoid such people if it makes you feel annoyed and depressed.

Personally, I have always felt envious of ladies with very dark skin. I feel they look more beautiful. But maybe that's only because I've been living in the U.S. for so long, where girls pay good money to lie in tanning beds which make them turn brown! Too bad we can't all just be grateful for what GOD has given...

Congratulations on your sweet baby!!!

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Response from: Lata Verma,   
Council Member on Ammas.com
Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
bhavani, every baby is fair when born, they go thru the color change as they grow up. You got accept that its normal for babies to have a color change. If you don't love her as she is, she is not going to love herslef. She is so small right now, she might not even know what color she is. And, why do you want to crop up such inferior complex into her? So, instead of trying to make her look fair, try to come out of this inferiority feelings, and show the baby that she is loved no matter what color she is.

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Response from: manisha Patil,   
Registered Member on Ammas.com
Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
Don't listen to your relatives as the time has changed. The remedies which used to work on their kids need not work for our kids. This is what i have experienced. Its true that Plain White Dove is much better than Johnson's baby soap. switch to it and if its not needed don't put any powder at least just for the sake of making baby look fair.Also it depends on what oil u use for massaging the baby. Coconut oils darkens the skin. try using Olive oil or Desi Ghee. As well keep in mind that body powders are not face powders. I hope this helps u.

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Response from: Nisha Danny,   
Council Member on Ammas.com
Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
Hello, Bhavani, please stop worrying about the skin color and ask others not to. You should be happy that the child is healthy. Why would anyone tease your baby? First of believe that your baby is wonderfully and beautifully created by God. Do not think negatively or let others to talk negatively.

Home remedies you can do: - Apply almond oil on the body and massage well before bath. It can improve the skin colour.

- Green gram flour can be used instead of soap. Mix it with turmeric powder and use it instead of soap once a day.

Best wishes.

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Response from: Seetha Hariharan,   
Council Member on Ammas.com
Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
Hi, For baby you can mix turmeric and besan and apply while giving bath. Use this every day.

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Response from: Latha Jayaprakash,   
Council Member on Ammas.com
Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
Dear Bhavani,

Here most of us have been telling people like you that colour of the child is got from the genes the child gets. You cacnot make the child gair, if the parents orthe grand parents are dark in colour. You can try using Kasturi turmeric powder and green gram powder together as a scrub / soap for the baby's bath. Do not use other herbals now for the baby. It'll hurt the skin more than it helps. Just whenever you give bath , please do apply coconut oil and then apply the mixture. Scrub slightly and then wash off. If you scrub even a little harshly the skin will get irritated. All the best

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Response from: bhaskara ramam g,   
Featured Member on Ammas.com
Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
it is quite natural to hav the babys colour cahnge. the fairness at the birth will not remain for long time and slight change will be here. but it is always good to use some basin pwoder paste and malish the body with it so the blood circulate well and any hair developed on fase and other parts will fall.

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Response from: Geetha Gopakumar,   
Council Member on Ammas.com
Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
Its not easy and pragmatic to manufacture powder at home espcially for applying to infact baby. You have to use besan, green gram, kasturi mangal, sandal powder with oil massage or with alternate oils like coconut, olive, almond baby oil, lal tel.Nothing more to do now to increase complexion of yuor baby's natural complexion.

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Response from: Rajmi Arun,   
Council Member on Ammas.com
Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
Hi,

Dove and Pears for a small baby, no please dont do that. You can go in for Johnson's or any other baby soaps.

If you want a home made powder, take green gram, bengal gram and Kasturi Manjal in the proportion of 2:2:1. Green gram and bengal gram should be powdered before mixing it with 1 portion of Kasturi manjal. Make a fine powder of these three and you can use it for your daughter. Dont worry about the colour of the baby.

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