It’s a struggle most new parents know well: getting baby to sleep. Try as you might, some sweet bundles of joy put up their biggest fights when it’s bedtime or refuse to sleep through the night. While that can lead to lack of sleep for the parents, it’s especially frustrating if you can’t figure out how to help your little one!
Look no further, if you’re searching for baby sleep aids, we promise coconut oil is all you need to achieve your goal of “sleeping like a baby”.
How coconut oil helps you sleep
Before we get to the how-to portion of this blog, let’s first take a look at how coconut oil can help anyone sleep.
Taking coconut oil before sleep allows it to interact with your body throughout the night, producing health benefits that then help keep you asleep. This is primarily because the fat in coconut oil gives your body sustained energy all night long. As a result, your body doesn’t get hungry while you sleep. Additionally, the fat in coconut oil provides helps your body produce and regulate sleep hormones while also preventing your blood sugar from spiking, which can cause sleeping problems.
Knowing all of this, it makes sense then that coconut oil can also benefit your little ones as they try to sleep. Here’s what you know to make that a reality.
How to get baby to sleep using coconut oil
Let’s start by getting this out of the way: coconut oil is safe for babies to ingest. That being said, giving your baby coconut oil in its pure form likely won’t go over well, and it’s not a good idea to give them too much fat in one setting. Moderation is key, after all!
If you’d like to provide your baby with the health benefits you receive when you ingest it, the answer is simple: breastfeeding. Keeping coconut oil in your diet is the best way to share those nutrients with your baby without having to worry about overdoing anything, but you can also use it for relief on your chapped skin which will then transfer directly when your baby feeds.
Then, when you’re past the breastfeeding stage, coconut oil is still an option. Simply use it as your oil of choice when you cook and introduce solids into your baby’s diet. !
2. Bedtime massage
Think about it. Who doesn’t enjoy a good massage, especially when you’re struggling to relax? A good coconut oil massage with essential oils, like patchouli essential oil, can really help in these cases, even for babies. We suggest making use of one of our essential oil rollers for the massage.
Before putting baby to bed, use an essential oil roller on your baby’s arms, legs, back, stomach, and/or feet and gently massage your baby’s skin. The combination of the massage and the aromatherapy will help relax your fussy baby and will hopefully make them much sleepier than they were when you started.
3. Relieve teething pain
If your baby is teething, their poor gums are going through a lot, and the pain of it all could be resulting in a lack of sleep. The good news is that our coconut oil is the purest you’ll come across, making it completely safe for use on your baby’s gums. Simply place some Pure Baby coconut oil on your finger and then rub it onto your little one’s gums. The result will be pain relief caused by the anti-inflammatory nature of coconut oil and the reduction of localized pain due to the topical application. A happy, pain-free baby is one much more likely to sleep!
Pure Baby benefits both mom and baby
We’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: coconut oil has benefits for both mom and baby! So, once your baby is finally asleep thanks to Pure Baby, you can use some of the remaining coconut oil on yourself as well. Momma deserves some rest too, after all.
Make your first purchase today and let us know how coconut oil has helped you and your baby by leaving us a comment below.