BENEFITS of Baby Oil
Only 100% natural oils are used in Motherlylove Bouncing Baby Natural Baby Oil as we are well aware of how sensitive a newborn baby’s skin is.
Babies have very dry skin when they are born as they have been immersed in the amniotic fluid for 9 months. It is important to start hydrating the skin when the midwife says it is safe to do so. This is usually 7 – 10 days after the birth.
No essential oils are used. Baby skin is more permeable and sensitive than adults, so we have avoided using essential oils for newborns.
Your baby has a very sensitive nose and can recognise their mothers smell. We have not used fragrances in the baby oil as baby will recognise the smell of Mother. Mothers smell of wonderful things like food and are warm and comforting with love.
By avoiding mineral based oils, the vegetable oils we use are reputed to be easily absorbed by the skin. Vegan friendly.
Apply Bouncing Baby Natural Baby Oil after bathing and drying baby.
You can safely use this baby oil for baby massage. Baby massage is a great way for you and your baby to get to know each other.
What is cradle cap?
Cradle cap is yellow scaly patches that are greasy and sometimes appear on the scalps of babies. It is not uncommon, is harmless and usually doesn’t itch or cause discomfort. It is important not to pick at the scales as this can then cause an infection. It is often seen in babies in the first two months.Do not be concerned as cradle cap is not caused by poor hygiene or an allergy. Neither is it contagious.
Use Bouncing Baby Natural Baby oil on the area affected by cradle cap.
Gently apply the oil to the affected area. This will soften the scales. Then gently brush to loosen the scales before washing the babies head with our Green and Natural Handmade baby soap.
In more persistent cases soak the crusts overnight with this gentle vegetable based Baby Oil. Follow this by washing the scalp in the morning with a gentle baby soap.
Repeat as required until al the cradle cap is removed.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) seed butter, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) seed oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) germ oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E acetate)
All Motherlylove products have been formulated and blended by our Founder Jan —a qualified midwife and aromatherapist— to be safe and effective for mother and her unborn baby.
All our products are free from:
- mineral oil
- synthetic fragrances & colours
HOW TO USE
After drying, stroke baby gently with this oil as baby’s skin will be very dry after their birth.
Gently massage your baby, being reassured it is gentle enough for newborns.
Add a few drops to baby’s bath. You can also use this oil for baby massage