I love winters! I love the mist, the chill, and I love a cup of hot coffee while binge-watching my favourite shows all wrapped up in a blanket.
But I have a confession to make. As the winter makes its way to the northern part of our country, I conveniently plan a vacation to the south. As much as I love winters, my kids dread the dry skin ushered in by the chilly winds. Dry skin can be very uncomfortable. Especially for the children.
I often wondered if there is a way out where I along with my kids can enjoy the winters without worrying about the dry skin.
Until I found out about the moisturizing effects of coconut oil.
Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer for the delicate skin of kids. A little coconut oil after a bath can keep your child’s skin smooth and help him sail smoothly through the dreaded winters.
And not just skincare, from boosting immunity to hair care, coconut oil has many benefits for kids. It has amazing qualities that can help improve virtually every area of your child’s health as well as the overall quality of life.
Wanna know more? Let us have a look at some amazing benefits of coconut oil for kids:
Coconut Oil Increases Nutrient Absorption in Body
Being able to feed nutritious food to your child is one of the biggest challenges most mothers face. However, when you add a tablespoon of coconut oil in your kid’s food prior to eating, it increases the body’s absorption of necessary vitamins and minerals by as much as eighteen times.
While you cannot do much to increase the amount of food your child eats, with coconut oil you can enhance the amount of nutrients your child receives from whatever food they eat.
It Stimulates Hair Growth in Kids
Don’t tell me you don’t crave for your child to have thick black hair similar to the babies in the television ads. Commercial oils and lotions that claim to stimulate hair growth in kids are often full of harsh chemicals and do more harm than good.
Coconut oil is a safe and natural way to stimulate hair growth in kids. Its lauric acid and capric acid improve hair quality and encourage new hair growth while its moisturizing properties promote moisture retention in the hair shaft making hair soft and smooth.
It Makes Teething Pain-free
One of the toughest times as a new mom is to handle kids during teething. Teething time for kids is often painful where nothing seems to help. Applying pure, virgin coconut oil on the gums of infants dilates and soothes the pain during teething.
Well, only if I had known it back then. But now you know it, moms.
It Makes for Amazing After-Bath Moisturizer
I know what you are thinking. “Baths make babies’ dry skin even drier”. But, not if you use coconut oil as an after-bath moisturizer. Pat the baby’s skin dry with a towel after the bath and then apply coconut oil while the skin is damp. This can be very restorative and will keep the baby’s skin soft and smooth throughout the day.
It Improves Mental Alertness
Most kids feel out of energy after school or after a long session of playing games. Do you know that coconut oil can help in improving your child’s mental alertness? By adding a few tablespoons of coconut oil to their daily diet you can help them maintain a higher level of energy throughout the day
Coconut oil boosts digestion, thanks to the fatty acids present in it. The oil also has a special stimulating effect on brain functioning, which is even better than caffeine.
It Boosts Immunity in Kids
Ah! Every mother understands the pain of dealing with a kid with a running nose, cough, and cold. Regular cough and cold are a testimony of poor immunity in the child.
The good news is that adding coconut oil to the daily diet of a child can help in significantly boosting their immunity. Lauric acid present in the coconut oil gets converted into monolaurin, which is helpful in fighting bacteria and viruses. It helps the babies fight the seasonal flues.
It Helps in Healing Fungal Infections
Applying coconut oil often to the affected areas helps in healing fungal infections in kids. And by often I mean 5 to 8 times a day. Yes, it is easier said than done, especially for kids who throw a tantrum every time an ointment or cream is put on. But you need to find a way out. Because coconut oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that can effectively relieve fungal infections. And most importantly, it is natural.
Coconut Oil is Loaded with Benefits. But, there is a Catch!
To enjoy all the above benefits of coconut oil, it is important that you stick to organic, virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil. Only then, the goodness and nutritional value of coconut oil remain intact.
Rely on #thecoconutpeople to provide you with the best quality coconut oil that will transform your kid’s life for good.