What do you use as bathing thing for your kids? 8 out of 10 will answer as soaps and bathing liquids. Soaps and gels available for kids are attractive, glittery and with very nice fragrance. But are they really good for such tender and soft skin? Today we will be telling you about 3 types of Ubtan for babies which are fully natural and does no harm to the baby skin.
Our moms and grandmoms used a paste kind of thing to bath babies, and coincidently such kids never got any kind of rashes, pimples or skin issues! Isn’t it a big coincidence or the effectiveness of using ubtan.
What is Ubtan?
Ubtan is a paste prepared using flour, milk, turmeric, malai and many other ingredients like lentils powder, almond powder and such. It a preparation which is not just used to babies, but is also used as a body, face pack.
It is mostly known as a Hair removing pack for babies, which takes off their fine layer of skin gently. This fine hair is meant to protect your baby, which actually sheds on its own after birth.
Depending upon the ingredients used, it shows its benefits and usages.
When Ubtan is not suited for babies?
Many people who has undergone bad experience with ubtan will never suggest or will say bad for use. But before judging the thing, we should first know what is the correct way to use Ubtan.
Dry skin, sensitive skin and oily skin. These are some of the skin types, which babies to differ with!
Baby skin is very sensitive and tender too. They need to be taken care very gently and softly. In Ubtan case too, if you keep it very coarse and if the ingredients are not suiting the baby, then of course it will show bad results in the baby skin.
So before you start using Ubtan for your little one, always check with which kind is going to suit your baby. And don’t rub it vigorously, instead o that go with gently and soft hands. They will love it and you too will love their skin getting blossomed!
Preparation of 3 Types of Ubtan for babies
1. Besan-Haldi Ubtan
This Ubtan is meant to clean your baby skin, cleaning off any kind of extra oil and dirt. It can be bit harsh as it has lemon in it. If you thing your baby is allergic with lemon, or he/she is having any kinds of rashes and such; the use honey as an alternative.
- Haldi powder
- Few drops of lemon/honey
Mix all the ingredients where besan should be double than haldi. Mix as per your need and make a paste; not so much thick and not so much thin.
Apply all over the body including face (avoiding eyes and lips), and let it stay for a couple of minutes. Then remove this gently using lukewarm water with a gentle scrubbing pattern with hands. You can use this once to twice a week.
2. Multicolor Ubtan
We are naming it Multicolor Ubtan, as it will have lots of ingredients in it. It is a very effective and gentle to baby skin.
- Masoor dal powder- 2 teaspoon
- Almond powder- 1 teaspoon
- Multani mitti- 1 teaspoon
- Malai- 1 spoon
- Milk/rose water for mixing
Combine all the ingredients, where masoor dal powder should be the base ingredient. Mix to form a paste and used as a body pack while bathing.
This is very good during summers as keeps the body cool.
3. Curd and flour Ubtan
This pack will be bit thin as the base ingredient will be curd here. If you feel your baby is getting heat rash or heat burns as in summer season, then go for this.
- Curd/Dahi- 1/2 tablespoon
- Besan flour- 1 teaspoon
- Fresh Aloe vera gel- 1 spoon
- a pinch of turmeric powder
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, and form a paste kind of thing. Apply all over the body and gently clean with lukewarm water.
My experience with using Ubtan for my kids
I am a mother of two, one is turning 4 and little one is now 5 months old. For both of them I used Ubtan; for the elder one I used it regularly for an year and is still continuing with the little one.
Now also sometimes I apply ubtan to my elder son, like once or twice a week. It gave me great results, resulting to shiny, smooth and bright skin. The three types of Ubtan which I discussed above are all used by me and all has best results.
But always seek your doctor’s advice with all these homemade things. It is not always that all the kids will get same effectiveness and nice results with this. I have also seen many kids, who don’t suit such homemade products. They start getting bruises, rashes and all such horrible things which nobody will appreciate.
And of course, as a parent we will also not want our kid’s cute and tender skin to suffer from such. Talking about colour enhancement, then skin color is genetically decided. These Ubtan and all such thing will keep their skin clean and natural oil present will give a glow.
So not just Ubtan, don’t go on anything which promises to change your baby’s color like a magic! No magic is going to happen, just choose better and skin-friendly products that keeps your baby skin healthy and supple.
Do’s and Dont’s for Ubtan
Ubtan is natural and free from chemicals, but still there are some pros and cons regarding this thing. Following are some of the points which you should concern before using Ubtan.
- If you are living in a colder region, or if the weather is cold then avoid using the ubtan which uses aloe, curd and multani mitti. All these ingredients keeps the body cool, which is not good in winters.
- Don’t keep the ingredients very coarse as it can cause peeling of the skin. Rub very gently without any force.
- You can use this daily, or every ubtan type on alternate day basis.
- Don’t keep th ubtan pac for long. It can make the paste get dried which can be tough to remove.
- During summers, you can apply aloe gel after the ubtan bath. It will restore moisture naturally.
So these are the things we should know about Ubtan, its uses and benefits. In markets, readymade Ubtan too is available of nice brands and such. However, fresh and homemade one is always the best. You can choose the ingredients as per your choice, like saffron, malai, orange peel powder and so on.
Hope this post was useful to you. I also use Ubtan in different variations and according to the weather and nature of my baby’s skin.
You just need to be little careful with Ubtan usage and everything will be okay. Don’t keep your motive as fair skin and for complete hair removal. Your motive behind using ubtan should be naturally glowing and healthy skin!
Take care and live well