Nanny to Mommy: Uses of Coconut Oil for Baby



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Monday, May 11, 2015

Uses of Coconut Oil for Baby

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.

I was recently introduced to coconut oil by my sister-in-law as a treatment for diaper rash and then I started doing a little research and found that there are SO MANY uses of coconut oil for natural remedies. I recently had the opportunity to review some and so I decided to share the many uses I have found.

 

1. To treat cradle cap - That super obnoxious scaly skin that although doesn't hurt your baby, can block the hair follicles from growing well.

2. Use with a carrier oil to apply lavender for sleep aid - Lavender essential oil is an amazing tool in helping your baby go to sleep peacefully without any side effects.

3. To treat diaper rash - Using coconut oil to treat diaper rash is a safer alternative that can also be used with your cloth diapers.

4. In place of lanolin for nursing nipples - I used lanolin cream, but using coconut oil is a cheaper alternative.
 
5. For sunscreen - Since babies cant use sunscreen until 6 months old, this is a great alternative! And there are so many recipes you can make using coconut oil.
 
6. To increase milk supply and nutrients, take 3-4 tablespoons a day with Vitamin D - I wasn't aware of this use, but it would have been good to know especially with my daughter.
 
7. Homemade vapor rub - Again there are so many different recipes online that make products safer for your little one (and you can use them too!).
 
8. Homemade baby lotion - Coconut oil has so many benefits for your skin. And it's gentle enough for your little.

9. Bug repellent - Babies can't use most bug repellents under ONE year old, but when you make a homemade recipe with coconut oil and an essential oil like peppermint, then you make a great combo that fights off pests and is safe for baby. 



I recently received Fractionated Coconut Oil from La Vida Essentials to review. It came with a pump for easy application and a free e-book with 33 recipes as well. It is non-greasy, pure therapeutic grade, and fragrance free. Perfect carrier oil for spa massage, sensual massage, hot stone massage & aromatherapy treatment. I also used it to apply to my scalp to help treat my dandruff and it worked like a dream. It is a natural antioxidant and disinfectant and does not clog pores. Plus they have a risk-free LIFETIME guarantee, so if you are unhappy there is a 100% money back.
 
Do you use coconut oil? Do you know of any other uses of coconut oil for baby? What do you think of La Vida Fractionate Coconut Oil?
 
I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.

16 comments:

  1. I love coconut oil for many uses around the house and all household members, including baby. Great list!

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  2. I am loving my venture into essential oils. Coconut oil has become my life saver as well! Great review and great usage list!

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  3. Wow so many uses never thought of! I only used on hair as my hair gets too dry and coconut oil adds moisture. I loved the bug repellent one best, never realized it could be so useful. I will be putting mine now to better use. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I know there are a million uses for coconut oil. I never realized it was good for a lot of baby stuff. Thanks for sharing. I would love to make the baby lotion.

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  5. We use coconut oil for everything! Such a great product that is so versatile. I really want to start using essential oils with it!

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  6. I have just recently discovered the many awesome uses of coconut oil. We have used with essential oils as well for different things! I like how it stays liquid in the bottle and doesn't get hard!!

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  7. We love coconut oil. I use it as a carrier oil, for dry skin, for oil pulling, infections, and so much more. I hadn't used it for bug repellent though. That's a great idea.

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  8. I love coconut oil! I knew it had a ton of uses, but I didn't know all of the uses that it could have for a baby. I will definitely have to remember this for the future! That is awesome to know.

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  9. I had no idea that coconut oil had so many uses, much less so many for babies. I think my favorite use is as a sunscreen alternative. Very cool! I also love the bug repellent idea!

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  10. I used to make sugar scrubs using coconut oil. I wasn't fond of them, but my friends loved the coconut oil ones.

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  11. Yes!! Love coconut oil for so so many things!! Its seriously amazing!!

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  12. I had know idea all the different things you could do with the oil. It's great to include in a shower basket too.

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  13. I did not know you could use it as non-toxic bug repellent. I will have to try it this summer when we camp. I used Coconut oil to treat my infant's dry cracked skin, it worked wonders.

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  14. My baby girl has cradle cap, so I should try this for that!

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  15. I have tried regular coconut oil for various purposes, but I haven't yet tried fractionated. I want to, because I read it doesn't tend to stain clothing like regular coconut oil, for when you are using it on your skin. I want to try it!

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  16. We use coconut oil for a lot of things around here. I found out that it is great for cats.... keeps their coat shiny and soft, and helps lube the inside so they dont get hairballs as often

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Diana