Coconut Oil For Baby

Every baby deserves the healthiest start of life. With both MCT and lauric acid, this coconut oil has been specifically designed to boost energy levels, support brain development and support healthy digestion in your growing infant. They will love the taste, and you will love knowing they’re getting a pure source of nourishment that supports their developing immune system. Use it as your daily cooking oil or in recipes for organic baby food. Coconut oil is a powerhouse ingredient for hair, skin and more. Made with premium ingredients, this pure & natural formula is safe for babies of all ages.

 Did you know that the oil produced by coconuts is edible? It can be used to cook your baby’s food and is a good healthy fat to add to your baby’s diet.

Is coconut oil safe?

Coconut oil is widely regarded as safe for babies. Unlike other moisturiser, it does not contain perfume or chemicals which can be very harmful to an infant’s precious skin. It is best to get organic unrefined coconut oil as this is the purest grade and least harmful for your baby’s skin.

What are the benefits of coconut oil?

 Coconut oil for babies has been grown in popularity in recent years. Some studies show that coconut oil can help the appearance of mild skin conditions like dry skin, eczema or psoriasis. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can help with common baby skin issues){:target=_blank :rel=noreferrer noopener} like baby acne and nappy rash. Lastly, it smells delicious.Kokoso Baby Coconut OilBest award winning coconut oilPrice: £ OFFER

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Give your little one the best nutrition at an affordable price with this organic coconut oil. It’s the perfect way to soothe dry skin, enhance immunity and even promote healthy hair and teeth.

Coconut Oil For Baby Skin

Coconut oil for baby skin doesn’t just feel good, it helps the whole family sleep better. This lightweight formula absorbs quickly, is allergen free, and safe for even the most sensitive skin. Our organic coconut oil for baby skin is made from pure, wholesome and unrefined coconuts. It melts on contact with warm skin, absorbing immediately to nourish your little one’s delicate new skin. Rich in linoleic acid, lauric acid and capric acid; these fats have been naturally extracted from the coconut at their most nourishing state. Organic virgin coconut oil provides your child with essential fatty acids without incorporating any harsh chemicals or synthetics that damage delicate skin.

Here’s the deal with using coconut oil for baby eczema.

What is baby eczema and how can you tell if your baby has it?

Eczema is an allergic skin condition that’s also called atopic dermatitis. Babies can get eczema at 6 months old or even earlier. Sometimes it goes away by itself by the time your child is 5 years old. Other times, it develops into child and adult eczema or flares up later.

It’s pretty common. In fact, up to 20 percentTrusted Source of children under the age of 10 have eczema. This number shrinks to only about 3 percent of adults.

Eczema in babies is usually different than eczema in older children and adults. If your baby is younger than 6 months old, eczema usually happens on the:

  • face
  • cheeks
  • chin
  • forehead
  • scalp

Your baby’s skin might look:

  • red
  • dry
  • flaky
  • weepy
  • crusty

Some babies only have eczema for a short time on their cheeks, giving them an adorable “rosy” look. Other babies only have scalp eczema, or cradle cap. You might notice your little one trying to touch their head or pull at their ears if they have cradle cap, but it usually doesn’t bother them.

Surprisingly, eczema doesn’t usually appear on the bum and other diaper areas. This might be because the moisture from the diaper protects the skin in these areas from drying out.

Babies older than 6 months but under the age of 1 year might have eczema on other areas that get rubbed when they sit or crawl, including:

  • elbows
  • knees
  • lower legs
  • ankles
  • feet

Is coconut oil effective for eczema?

One 8-week studyTrusted Source in 117 children showed that virgin coconut oil treated eczema more effectively than mineral oil. Children that were treated with coconut oil showed improved eczema symptoms and less redness, as well as more moisturized skin.

Another medical review noted that coconut oil is safe for dry and flaking skin. It can help moisturize and has natural anti-germ properties that may help treat minor skin infections. This is why it’s is often added to soaps, shampoos, and moisturizers.

Is coconut oil safe for baby’s skin?

Virgin coconut oil is like virgin olive oil. It’s less processed than regular oils and comes from fresh coconuts. According to medical research, this might give virgin coconut oil stronger health properties than other kinds of coconut oil. It has more germ-fighting and inflammation-soothing powers.

Extra virgin coconut oil is safe to use on the paper-thin skin of premature babies. In fact, medical researchTrusted Source has found that using this kind of coconut oil on premature or low birthweight babies helped protect and thicken their delicate skin.

Even though virgin coconut oil is considered safe, it’s possible to be allergic to coconut oil. Discontinue using it if a skin reaction occurs.

How to use coconut oil for your baby’s eczema

Look for the best quality virgin coconut oil you can find to use on your baby. You’ll likely be able to find the kind used for cooking and as a food supplement at health food stores. Double-check the ingredients to make sure it’s pure coconut oil without any added chemicals or dyes.

Give your baby their daily bath using warm water and a gentle baby shampoo. Pat your baby dry and wrap them in a soft, fluffy towel.

Warm a small amount of coconut oil in a bowl. Coconut oil melts at about 78°F, so if it’s a warm day, you can just leave it on your kitchen counter. Alternatively, zap it in the microwave for about 10 seconds.

Wash your hands carefully with warm water and soap. It’s always important to wash your hands before touching your baby, but it’s even more important if your baby has eczema. This rash can break the skin, letting germs get in more easily.

Test the warm coconut oil on the inside of your wrist — just like you test a baby’s bottle — to make sure it’s a comfortable temperature. If it’s too cold or hard, rub some between your palms to melt it. If it’s too warm, pop it in the fridge for a few minutes.

Scoop up some coconut oil and rub it between your fingers or the palms of your hands. Gently use your fingers or whole hand to massage the coconut oil into your baby’s skin. Start with the areas that have eczema and continue all over for a relaxing massage that also helps you bond!

Using coconut oil with wet wraps

You can also use coconut oil with wet wraps. This treatment uses damp cotton strips to help improve the skin’s moisture and heal eczema faster.

Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Get a new, soft, unbleached cotton or flannel cloth.
  2. Cut the cloth into strips that are small enough to cover your baby’s eczema areas.
  3. Boil water to sterilize it.
  4. Let the water cool down until it’s warm.
  5. Apply coconut oil to your baby (following the instructions above).
  6. Dip a strip of cloth into the warm, sterile water.
  7. Squeeze the excess water from it.
  8. Place the damp cloth strip over the coconut oil.
  9. Repeat and layer cloth strips to “wrap” the area.
  10. Leave the cloths in place until they’re almost dry — or until your wriggling baby takes them off!

Standard eczema treatments and other home remedies

Using coconut oil is actually not too far off from the recommended treatment for baby eczema. Giving your baby a nice, warm bath and moisturizing their skin afterward are the main ways to help soothe this skin rash.

Pediatricians and dermatologists recommend moisturizers like:

  • petroleum jelly
  • baby oil
  • fragrance-free cream
  • ointment

That said, show any kind of baby eczema to your pediatrician right away. In more serious cases, they may recommend medicated creams. If your baby’s eczema gets infected, your doctor may prescribe an antibacterial or antifungal cream.

Other steps to take include:

  • avoiding using harsh detergents, shampoos, and soaps on your baby
  • avoiding wearing perfumes or moisturizers with chemicals that you might pass onto your baby’s skin
  • dressing your baby in soft, breathable fabrics that don’t itch
  • avoiding putting your baby in temperatures that are too cold or too warm
  • trimming your baby’s nails or putting on cotton mittens so they won’t scratch themselves

Coconut oil is safe and gentle enough to use on baby skin, providing moisturizing and anti-inflammatory benefits that are beneficial for eczema, cradle cap, and diaper rash. Coconut oil is the ultimate skin care product, especially for baby. It is lightweight, absorbs quickly and leaves your baby’s skin feeling soft, shiny and healthy. Coconut milk is great as an alternative to soap during bath time or as a natural cleansing agent after diaper changes.

Coconut Oil For Baby Massage

Coconut Oil For Baby Massage is the perfect massage oil for children and babies. This nourishing blend of pure coconut oil, shea butter, jojoba and olive oils quickly absorbs into the skin to help moisturize and prevent dry, chapped skin. Coconut Oil For Baby Massage is also ideal for soothing dry fly bites, chapped cheeks from teething and cradle cap. Coconutoil For Baby Massage is a carrier oil that helps to relieve baby’s skin irritation and rashes. Coconut oil is also a great moisturizer, it has anti-fungal properties and helps to calm eczema and other skin irritations. The Tropical Moisture Baby Shampoo contains naturally sourced palm olein which has been shown to be more effective at cleansing hair than petroleum based detergents.

If the idea of baby massages conjures up images of candles, instrumental music, and an unachievable zen-like calm in your house, don’t stress! In this post, we’ll share key benefits of coconut oil massages as well as a how-to on creating a fun and easy baby massage routine, starring Bubbsi’s ultra moisturizing, fun-for-kids coconut oil products.

Why should you massage your baby?

1) Baby massage strengthens and protects skin.

Your baby’s skin, which is not fully developed in the first few years, absorbs and loses water more freely than adult skin. According to several studies, their skin is more prone to drying out with excessive water exposure and the use of harsh soaps. Gentle oil massages help remove dry skin cells at the surface level and pushes hydration deeper into the pores. It also increases blood flow and delivery of nutrients to help strengthen your baby’s natural skin barrier.

2) Baby massage could prevent eczema.

Recent research has found that consistent use of emollients (ingredients used to moisturize skin) on infants predisposed to eczema can help prevent or significantly reduce the skin condition. By forming a barrier on the top of the skin, the emollients hold in hydration and reduce water loss, preventing inflammation below the surface of the skin.  

3) Baby massage fosters emotional development and reduces stress for everyone.

Baby massages are a great bonding activity at an early age. Massaging reduces stress in both the giver and receiver by releasing serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins—all of the happiness hormones. These hormones also foster alertness, memory, cognition, focus and learning in your baby’s brain. Studies even show that the benefits of physical touch can be seen in children at the molecular level even many years later.  

4) Baby massage encourages sleep.

Skin-to-skin contact lowers your baby’s levels of the stress hormone cortisol and induces the release of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. Baby massages can also help babies develop their circadian rhythm, or internal 24 hour clock, making it easier for them to follow their parent’s day and night schedule. Less crying and more sleeping at night for both baby and parents—research confirmed!

Why should you use coconut oil when massaging a baby?

Many parenting guides recommend using an odorless, edible, cold-pressed fruit or vegetable oil to reduce uncomfortable friction during baby massage. And while there are many baby massage oil options to choose from, we recommend using coconut oil for its multitude of benefits.

1) Coconut oil protects a baby’s skin.

Coconut oil is antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory, containing powerful agents to protect skin from potential pathogens. Did you know it has similar infection-fighting properties as breast milk?

2) Coconut oil is an effective moisturizer.

Unlike harsh soaps, coconut oil maintains skin hydration while cleansing. Coconut oil is primarily made up of medium chain fatty acids or “healthy fats” that help to repair the skin’s barrier, keeping the skin feeling soft and smooth.

3) Coconut oil is a great cleanser.

During bath time is another opportunity to incorporate baby massages and using coconut oil in tandem allows for extra care! This superstar ingredient softens keratin caps and hardened sebum, bringing gunk up to the skin’s surface so you can easily wash it away. Watch our Coconut Oil Balm’s powers in action with this cleansing demo!

Traditional coconut oil, however, can be a hassle—it’s either a chunky solid or super runny and goopy. Bubbsi is formulated with coconut oil massage in mind, giving you all of the benefits without the mess. Our deeply nourishing yet lightweight formulas squeeze easily out of a bottle and provide the right amount of slip without being greasy. 

How do you massage a baby?

The ideal time to massage your baby is when their skin is still damp, to lock hydration into the pores. After bathtime, pat skin gently with a towel, then apply moisturizer and massage your baby. On non-bath days, we suggest using the five minutes in the morning and evening when you are changing your baby’s clothes for a quick baby massage on the changing table or on the bed.

We like using our Whipped Coconut Oil Body Cream first, then layering on our Coconut Oil Balm to lock in the hydration, and to add extra protection on super dry areas.  

To begin the coconut oil massage…

how to massage baby

1) Start with your little one’s feet while giving them something to play with (perhaps a Panda shaped bottle?) until they begin to engage with your touch.

2) Make light circles on the feet bottoms with your thumbs and then very lightly pull or tickle each toe as you count to 10.

3) Once they’re into it, repeat the circle motion on the calves and then bend the legs in and out at the knees.

4) Repeat this motion again on the quads, moving to tummy and chest.

5) Once on the chest, massage from the upper chest in outward motions toward the armpit to help engage the lymph nodes. This boosts immunity by removing toxins. Other important areas to massage are behind and under the ears as well as down the neck.

6) Move to the back and shoulders in the circular motion.

7) Finish with the arms and hands, gently pulling each finger while counting to 10 again.

how to massage baby's face

8) Clear up congestion by using both thumbs in a downward motion moving from between the eyes, down the sides of the nose and out to the sinus area gently and repeatedly. 

9) Finish with the forehead—moving from between the eyes to each temple with your thumbs.

And lastly, make it an expected routine and have fun with it, perhaps by singing their favorite song. We designed Bubbsi bottles with your kiddos in mind: Made of food-grade silicone, they are safe to play with while you get your baby massage on.

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