5 At Home Natural Products You Can Use on Your Baby

Wednesday, February 15, 2017



A baby is very delicate and anything that he or she comes in contact with be it food or bath products can have a big effect on her skin. Unfortunately, many parents ignore unrefined natural products in preference for the refined processed products.  Natural or organic products are easier on the baby because the human body was created to use these products naturally. Lets look at some natural skin care products that you can use at home the is good for the baby and the environment.

Coconut oil

 Coconut oil is extracted from mature coconut fruits. This oil is very good for treating abrasions and heat rashes. This oil has anti-fungal properties which will keep your baby’s skin free of ringworms and other fungal infections. It is very soothing to irritated skin. Coconut oil is perfectly safe for applying directly in its raw form.

Chamomile

Chamomile is a flower that is also considered a herb. It has long been known for its powerful medicinal purposes, and natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antifungal, and anti-parasitic properties. This herb can also be used to calm an irritated stomach. You can mix it with warm water and give the baby one teaspoon to calm colic. It is also a good recipe for making natural creams or oils to moisturize baby’s delicate skin.

Shea Butter

Shea Butter is natural oil extracted from African Shea tree nuts.  This oil has powerful moisturizing properties making the skin incredibly soft. In its raw form, Shea butter has powerful anti-fungal properties.  Shea butter is very good for healing irritated skin as it is high in Vitamins A and E and helps promote collagen production in the skin. It further protects the skin from harmful UV rays of the skin as it contains a natural SPF of 6.



Avocado 
Avocado is referred to as the king of fruits. It is packed with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and fiber all of which are essential for a baby’s physical and mental development. You can make a gradual introduction by mixing it with food like cereal or make a puree and sweeten with honey for better flavor. Beginning at the age of 8 months, the baby will accept and can enjoy diced pieces of this fruit.

Eggs

Eggs are packed with protein, fat, iron and biotin which are very good for mental growth.  Unlike the mistaken belief that the egg white is not safe for a baby, the entire egg is safe to feed the baby when it's hard-boiled. Around the age of 6 months it is safe enough to mash or make a puree of a hard-boiled egg and feed the baby one or two teaspoons. Take care not to feed the baby too much egg to avoid protein allergy.


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