Coconut For Baby

Baby coconut is made of 100% organic, non-GMO raw coconut and is a premium source of prebiotic fiber. It’s a great alternative to formula and breastmilk for babies over 6 months. Treat your baby to a natural bath experience with this coconut oatmeal soap, specially formulated to be gentle on skin and hair. Babies love coconuts, because they’re sweet and taste good and also it reminds them of the day they were born. Babies are not interested in eating anything else, so if you don’t give them coconut then they will cry.

Besides the meat, coconut water is another delicacy bursting with vitamins and minerals. It contains monolaurin, which helps babies fight off infections like cold and flu, and excellently rehydrates babies during sickness.

Virgin coconut oil is another gift from coconut. Coconut oil comprises of medium chain fatty acids and contains 50% lauric acid. It abounds in Vitamin E lipids that are potent anti-oxidants which maintain healthy cell functions and structure.

0 – 6 MONTHS

Is coconut milk a breast milk/ formula substitute?Nope. If your little one seems to be lactose intolerant, or if you are unable to breastfeed your infant, coconut milk is not the right wholesome substitute. You should consult your paediatrician for the right formula for your baby to thrive on.

6 MONTHS +

If you have begun to encourage your little precious to try new flavours and textures, you can add a serving of coconut as a part of his/her balanced diet. You could also make a fresh batch of coconut milk for your baby along with other equally nutritious choices like almond milk, soymilk or hemp milk. Always follow the three-day rule when testing new food with your baby.

For babies above six months, fresh coconut water is a fabulous nutritious drink. Strain the liquid to remove floating particles and feed your baby fresh coconut water along with his/her balanced diet. Read this space till the end for some baby-friendly coconut recipes.

8 MONTHS +

If your baby is enjoying solids, fresh tender coconut is a healthy meal/snack for your little one. Choose gelatinous custard like baby coconuts over the firm fibrous ones for easy digestion. You can also add a spoon of virgin coconut oil to purees or make unsweetened milkshakes with coconut milk for a very filling meal.

THE DOWNSIDES OF FEEDING YOUR BABY COCONUT

If you, unfortunately, do not have access to fresh coconuts, you’d have to resort to using canned coconut milk for your little one. Coconut milk is very rich in fat and generally in canned varieties, the fat content skyrockets. On average, a cup of canned coconut milk has around 57 grams of fat, which is like 255 % of your daily fat allowance! If you’ve been feeding your little one fresh full fat cow’s milk, a cup of coconut milk is 10 times fat rich than the whole fat milk. The good news is all this fat is ‘good fat’, but it is wise to keep an eye on feeding your baby canned coconut milk.

You can also see a ton of commercial brands selling coconut milk beverages. These are diluted and don’t contain as much fat, but are loaded with added sweeteners and thickeners like carrageenan or guar gum (digestive disruptor), which is not the best choice for babies. Besides, most commercial coconut milk is packed in cans, which increases your risk of exposure to bisphenol – A (BPA). BPA has a habit of leaching into foods rich in salt, acid or fat unless packed with a special lining.

Anything is good in moderation. Coconut milk is very fat and calorie-rich food, so substituting it for regular formula or mother’s milk (3 or more servings a day) will cause unwanted rapid weight gain. You can feed your baby a bottle of coconut milk as a meal, but don’t make it regular. Circulate between almond milk, hemp milk and soymilk for a balanced intake. Another risk – coconut milk has very low calcium content. Without other varieties of milk, your baby will miss out on essential calcium.

EASY WAY TO MAKE VIRGIN COCONUT OIL AT HOME

Pick a mature deep brown coconut. Crack its shell, pop out the meat, chop the flesh into small pieces and blend them well. You can add half a cup of water if needed. When you get a smooth puree, filter it into a jar with cheesecloth. Wrap the cloth and squeeze it well to get all the milk out. Leave the jar refrigerated and undisturbed for 24 hours.

A layer of curd will form on top, while oil will settle into the bottom. Use a spoon to carefully scrape away the curd and store your homemade virgin coconut oil in a cool dry place. You can use this pure oil to massage your little one and to add a healthy dose of good fat in your baby’s diet.

SIMPLE COCONUT RECIPES FOR BABIES

All these recipes are well appropriate for babies older than 6 to 8 months.

PUREES

Coconut adds a unique subtle flavour to purees. You can puree carrots, sweet potatoes, bananas, pumpkin or butternut squash with coconut for mild and delicious baby food.

SMOOTHIES

You can add thick or diluted coconut milk to make refreshing smoothies for your son/daughter. You can use avocado, blueberries, bananas, oatmeal, yoghurt and flax seeds to a smoothie with coconut. Pineapple and coconut go well together too!

RICE

You can use coconut milk or coconut water instead of normal water to cook rice for your baby. Coconut rice is very aromatic and mildly sweet, perfect for little ones.

PORRIDGES

Add a few pieces of coconut to a few spoons of overnight soaked rice, wheat, ragi and almonds. Blend everything and filter, and stir over a low flame to make delicious porridge. You can prepare this thick or diluted for your baby and add either palm candy or salt as needed.

VEGETABLES

Boil chopped veggies in coconut milk with salt and some spices of your choice to make creamy veggies. You can mash them, puree them or serve them with rice. You can also cook fish in coconut milk, (Fish Moilee – a recipe from Kerala).

GRATED COCONUT

When your baby is over 18 months and can chew well, you can add a generous dash of grated coconut for a delicious crunchy texture. Grated coconut can make boiled veggies, breakfast cereals, sundals, payasams even yummier! You can simply mix grated coconut, fresh yoghurt and some sugar or palm jaggery for an instant dip that goes well with Kuzhi paniyaram/Paddu/Gunta Ponganalu.

We hope we’ve cracked the coconut mystery shell wide open for you! Share your favourite coconut recipes with us here!

One of the first things your baby will do is examine the world around them. They’ll explore the different objects they see, and learn about the interactions between them. The same way you bite into an avocado or a pear, so too will your baby explore their foods. They will hold it in their hands, chew on it and even stick their tongue out of their mouth as they tackle some new food for the first time.

Coconut Oil For Baby Rash

Itchy and irritated? This 100% pure coconut oil is perfect for soothing skin irritations, rashes, and infections. Made from fresh coconuts and infused with the pleasant aroma of lavender essential oil, Coconut Oil for Baby Rash Elixirs are handcrafted in small batches at our family-owned Colorado farm. Gently moisturize your baby’s delicate skin with our pure and sustainable organic coconut oil for baby rash. Every drop is ultra-pure, cold pressed, and never refined or deodorized. It’s chemical-free and safe for infant use.

There isn’t any research that specifically examines the effect of coconut oil on diaper rash. However, coconut oil may reduce skin inflammation, itching, and irritation. It may also help provide a skin barrier, which might further protect the skin as it recovers from diaper rash.

ResearchersTrusted Source have also found evidence that suggests coconut oil can help promote wound healing.

More research is needed on the effects of coconut oil on diaper rash. There’s anecdotal evidence to support the use of it, though, especially when coupled with its other potential skin benefits.

Is coconut oil safe for babes?

Coconut oil is generally safe for infants when used topically.

Don’t use coconut oil in large amounts. You can use it for however long as needed, but stop using coconut oil if your baby shows any sign of sensitivity to it. It’s important that you monitor carefully for any allergic reactions, irritation, or adverse effects.

How to use coconut oil for diaper rash

Before using coconut oil on your baby’s bottom, make sure their skin is clean and dry. Apply about 1 teaspoon of coconut oil to the affected area.

If your coconut oil is solid, you may need to warm it up between your hands or place the jar in warm water to apply. Don’t microwave it.

After applying the coconut oil, allow the skin to completely dry before putting on a fresh diaper. You can do apply the coconut oil a few times throughout the day.

It’s important to buy coconut oil from a reputable brand in order to help ensure you’re getting a quality product. Choose a product with no added fragrance.

If your baby is at least 6 months old, you can use coconut oil in combination with essential oils such as tea treelavender, or chamomile. You can also purchase a premade diaper cream that’s made with coconut oil and zinc oxide.

How long will it take to work?

Diaper rash usually clears up within a few days. You should start to see improvements in the severity of the rash after a few applications of coconut oil.

Remember that coconut oil may not be effective for each child. Results may vary.

You may wish to try another method if coconut oil isn’t giving you the desired results.

Tips for managing diaper rash

If your baby has diaper rash, managing the rash and taking steps to prevent it from getting worse can help speed up the healing process and make your baby as comfortable as possible.

Here are some tips for treating diaper rash:

  • Change your baby’s diaper regularly and as soon as it’s wet or soiled.
  • Keep the area dry and clean. Gently clean the area each time you change the diaper.
  • Allow the affected area to dry completely before applying coconut oil.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after changing a diaper.
  • If it’s convenient, give your baby time each day to go without a diaper. This will give the skin a chance to get fresh air and speed up the healing process.
  • Make sure the diaper isn’t too tight. If the diaper rash is bad, or your baby is prone to diaper rash, consider going up a size in diapers.
  • Use plain water or natural, mild soaps or soap-free cleansers to clean the diaper area. Always be gentle when cleaning this area.
  • Never rub or scrub the diaper area dry when changing a diaper or after a bath. Instead, gently pat dry the area.
  • Avoid synthetic, fragranced products. This includes laundry products such as fabric softeners and dryer sheets. Pay attention to how your baby reacts to any change in diaper, wipe, or laundry detergent brands.
  • Avoid the use of baby powder and cornstarch.
  • Dress your baby in natural fabrics, such as cotton. This helps create a dry, cool environment.

When to seek help

If your baby’s diaper rash isn’t improving after a few days of treatment or your baby gets diaper rashes frequently, see their pediatrician. They can help you find a treatment that works.

Also bring your baby to their doctor if the following symptoms are present:

  • fever
  • blisters or boils
  • sores
  • pus or discharge that drains from the rash
  • bleeding
  • itching
  • swelling
  • pain or extreme discomfort

Your baby’s skin is so sensitive that there are so many things that can cause a rash. This natural remedy will help your baby and leave their skin soft and smooth. Coconut oil is known for its antibacterial properties, and it works instantly to reduce the redness and irritation caused by rashes.

Coconut Oil For Baby Skin Whitening

Coconut oil for baby skin whitening is an effective and safe product that has been proven to be effective since centuries. It gives radiant, silky-smooth skin that particularly benefits sun damaged and aging skin. This great product can be used on the face, neck and body.

Coconut oil for baby skin whitening & facial massage. Achieve healthy skin within 6 months of consistent use. Coconut oil for baby skin whiteness – Body whitening for whitening at home? Yes, it’s possible. But there are many things that can damage the skin if used improperly. Coconut oil is one of them. It should be used in the same way: You may have heard that coconut oil is one of the most effective ways to remove age spots, sun damage and hyperpigmentation. It’s also great for moisturizing skin, especially if you have dry or dehydrated skin.

 Coconut oil effectively locks in moisture while ALSO protecting against pathogens. In fact, did you know coconut oil actually has similarities to breast milk? Read on to see the top 3 reasons we love this superstar ingredient.  

1) It’s a highly effective natural moisturizer

Coconut oil is composed primarily of medium chain fatty acids, which are “healthy fats” that repair the skin’s barrier and keep it feeling soft and smooth.  It’s unique composition allows it to absorb into pores deeply and effortlessly to trap in moisture while still remaining lightweight on our skin.

2) It’s a great cleanser, too!

Did you know oils are actually very effective gentle cleansers?  Based on the “like dissolves like” scientific principle, coconut oil in pores actually attracts oil-based impurities; it softens keratin caps and hardened sebum and brings up the grime up to the skin’s surface so you can wash it away.  Unlike harsh soaps, it maintains skin hydration while cleansing so it’s a great way to get baby clean during those dry winter months in particular.  

3) It protects and fortifies baby’s skin – much like breast milk!

Coconut oil is antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory, containing powerful agents to protect skin from potential pathogens. Because of this, coconut oil is frequently applied to the diaper area to prevent unwanted germs and itchy rashes.  In fact, It has similar infection-fighting properties as breast milk.  Lauric acid is a medium chain fatty acid that gives breast milk its infection-fighting superpowers. Coconut oil is the only other natural source with such abundance of lauric acid – it makes up almost 50% of the pure oil! 

Bubbsi coconut oil skincare with monstera leaf and coconuts

WHAT TYPE OF COCONUT OIL DOES BUBBSI USE?  

We’re pretty picky about how we source our coconut oil to ensure that it retains the goodness that we talked about above.  Let’s define a few terms you probably see a lot but don’t stop to think about:

Cold pressed: our coconut oil is pressed out of coconut insides without the addition of any heat, which means that it retains more antioxidants and nutrients than a heat refined version

COSMOS-certified organic: our coconut oil source is certified organic according to the high standards set by COSMOS, a non-profit international certification body for natural & organic ingredients and products.  

HOW DO I GET THE MOST OUT OF COCONUT OIL WITH BUBBSI?

Bubbsi offers a coconut oil-rich ritual across both moisturizers and cleansers.  A traditional skincare ritual that includes frequent soap baths can deplete baby’s already delicate skin of its natural moisture and sebum. Instead, we at Bubbsi believe that the path to snuggly skin for your baby is through daily moisturizing massages and a few gentle, hydrating baths each week so that baby’s developing skin can replenish its own oils naturally.  Check out the details on our recommended ritual below:  

Coconut oil skincare ritual for baby skin

1) Make daily moisture massages with our rich Whipped Coconut Oil Body Cream the centerpiece of your bub’s skincare ritual.  Coconut Oil and Shea Butter replenish skin’s hydration, while massage promotes brain development, circulation and sleep in little ones.

2) Doctors recommend 1-3x baths a week for littlest bubs, with increasing frequency as they get older. Our ultra-gentle hydrating Creamy Coconut Oil Shampoo + Wash cleanses little piggies from head to toe, using Coconut Oil and Shea Butter to leave hair and skin soft and never stripped.  For extra dry skin or in the winter, use our Coconut Oil Balm to cleanse face & body a few times a week.  It acts as both a cleanser and a moisturizer!  

3) Use our deep moisturizing Coconut Oil Balm as needed to protect & restore RUFF skin. This is a concentrated blend of Coconut & Sunflower oils, both of which have anti-inflammatory properties and high levels of antioxidants.  Use it to restore dry patches and chapped skin, protect diaper area and soften cradle cap. 

Best thing ever if you have a baby like my son who would constantly scratch his face and make them even worse. This keeps his skin moisturized and best of all, has helped him from scratching as much. I am so happy with this product!

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