We all know that a baby needs special care when it comes to using certain products. Their skin is so sensitive that only the best products can take care of him and not do him any harm. This is when coconut oil comes into place. But before we tell you all about the wonderful benefits of coconut oil for your baby, let’s list some important fact about coconut oil that you should know.
First, it’s important to know that there are several types of coconut oil. Thus, extra- virgin coconut oil or unrefined is the most natural form of this product. The refined oil is made from pieces of coconut and is bleached. This process causes the loss of health beneficial properties for the human body. Interestingly, coconut oil has similar effects to those of breast milk because both contain lauric acid which has antiviral and antifungal properties.
Here are ten ways to use coconut oil to care for your baby:
1. Canker sores
Due to its antifungal properties, coconut oil is effective in treating canker sores, both in babies and the nursing mother. It’s a really great natural remedy that takes care of canker sores without side effects.
2. Angina diphtheria
Mothers around the world have used coconut oil mixed with other essential oils to create a remedy that can help the baby get rid of angina diphtheria. All you have to do is rub his chest with the baby oil to relieve congestion. What Angina Diphtheria? It is a highly contagious bacterial skin disease that is defined by the formation of membrane that blocks the larynx, can cause serious complications from suffocation, paralysis of the soft palate until the death of the sufferer.
3. Achilles’ heel of the crown
In some places in the world, people use coconut oil ritually, massaging a baby with it, especially in the vulnerable point in the head for a more rapid strengthening.
Lauric acid in coconut oil and its antibacterial properties will help him get rid of little acne. In fact, coconut oil helps eliminate acne whether it is in children or adults, so make sure you try this remedy yourself.
5. Dry skin
Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer for the skin, both for the little ones and for the mommy as well. In fact, if you use it daily, you will notice that the dry skin (dehydrated especially from cold and cold air) will restore rapidly, regaining flexibility.
6. Cuts and stings
Also because of the content of lauric acid, coconut oil helps heal cuts and stings. In addition, this way of using coconut oil can be beneficial for the whole family, not just for the baby.
7. Diaper rash
The antibacterial nature of coconut oil helps naturally heal dermatitis (or irritation) caused by diapers. This product can even be used to prevent this kind of irritation, acting as a barrier between the skin and diapers.
8. Ear infections
Just like breast milk can help cure ear infections in infants, coconut oil can do the same, given the fact that they both contain lauric acid.
9. Seborrheic dermatitis
A natural and gentle way to help cure seborrheic dermatitis is massaging the skin with a small amount of coconut oil. Works for both babies and adults.
10. Amplifies the benefits of breast milk
A bonus for the baby and mother is coconut oil consumed daily in adequate amounts, which can help increase the level of lauric acid present in breast milk.