Whether you’re a new mom or just curious about natural wellness, you’re probably wondering if it’s safe to diffuse oils around your baby. The answer is yes—with a few caveats. If you want to use essential oils with your little one (or even pregnant), read on for answers to your most pressing questions.
Which oils are safe for baby?
There are a lot of safe oils to use with your baby. Some examples include:
- lavender, which is known to help with sleep and relaxation
- chamomile, which has been shown to be helpful in calming babies who have colic
- cinnamon, which can help relieve seasonal allergies
However, there are some oils that should be avoided when using them on a baby. These include:
- cedarwood, because cedarwood oil can cause contact dermatitis in some people and may provoke an allergic reaction in others (though it’s not clear if this applies for babies as well).
- clove oil, because it’s been linked to seizures in children under two years old.
How do you diffuse oils around a baby?
With a baby in the house, it can be hard to know how much time you should spend diffusing essential oils around them. If you have a diffuser with an ultrasonic function and a timer, this will keep your baby safe as well as help you remember when it’s time for their next dose of EOs.
One way to make sure your diffuser is on low is by using an automatic shut off function. With this kind of device, an LED light will come on when your essential oil has been dispersed into the air for 20 minutes or more (depending on how strong your settings are), indicating that it’s time to turn off the device before any damage occurs due to heat build up inside its casing or risk of over-dilution causing possible irritation if inhaled too frequently during sleep hours.*
If you don’t have accessorizing options available yet–or want another option altogether–you might consider purchasing one with an automatic shut off function rather than relying entirely upon timers alone; this way there’s less chance something could go wrong if something happens while sleeping!
Can I diffuse in the same room as my baby?
If you are going to diffuse in the same room as your baby, make sure that you are in the room with your child and not just leaving them alone. It is also important to check with a pediatrician before diffusing an oil for your baby. Some oils may be too strong or have more therapeutic properties than what is recommended for children under 12 months of age. Finally, make sure that you are not diffusing too much oil at one time, as this could cause problems if little kids breathe it in deeply and over time.
Is it safe to diffuse while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Diffusing essential oils during pregnancy and breastfeeding is safe, but it’s important to use only the right essential oils. You can also dilute them in a carrier oil before using them on your body or diffusing them in the air. Be sure that you properly dilute any essential oils before applying them directly onto your skin—even if they are “safe for pregnancy/breastfeeding.”
Can babies sleep with a diffuser on?
If you are using a diffuser at home, please be sure that it is out of your baby’s reach. Diffusers should not be used in the same room as a baby under 6 months old.
There are options available, such as using a diffuser, to help new moms who have colicky babies.
A diffuser is a good option for new moms who have colicky babies. Diffusers are used to help with all kinds of issues, such as colic and sleep problems. They also can be used to help with breastfeeding issues or any other issues, such as anxiety or depression. If you’re trying to decide whether or not to use a diffuser on your baby, here are some things that might help you decide:
- You should find out what type of oil will work best for your baby before using it in the diffuser. This way you can make sure that everything goes smoothly when using this tool on them!
While colic is a struggle for many new moms, there are ways to help your baby feel better. One option is to use a diffuser to disperse the oils that have been shown to reduce colic and other symptoms of discomfort. You can also try letting them play at the water table or other hard surfaces like this one from Skip Hop so they can be active instead of sitting around all day long!