Coconut oil or Olive oil for massaging the baby

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  1. lee50

    lee50 Silver IL'ite

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    Hi,

    I delivered a baby girl on May 15, 2009. Just needed to know your opinions on whether coconut oil or olive oil has to be used for massaging the baby.

    According to some sources olive oil darkens the complexion of the baby.

    Regards,
    Lynette
     
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  2. vpriya

    vpriya Senior IL'ite

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    Hi,
    Congrats!!
    Even i have heard abt olive oil darkening the skin, i used pure coconut oil for my little one. u can also try almond oil.

    Priya
     
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    Priya_Mommy Gold IL'ite

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    My paed suggested me to use coconut oil instead of any others like baby oils/olive oil.
     
  4. manjulats

    manjulats Silver IL'ite

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    Coconut oil is the best.Ask the pediatrician whether johnson's baby oil can be applied.
     
  5. vpriya

    vpriya Senior IL'ite

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    Baby oil is mineral oil.
     
  6. dakshata

    dakshata New IL'ite

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    hi,
    i used to mix olive oil,almond oil and coconut oil for my baby massage,coconut oil should be more in proportion,mix it,pass through a muslin cloth,and when u massage slightly warm the oil and then give massage,it will leave the baby's skin supersoft,my baby is 2.8 yrs now but still her skin is very soft,i massaged her for about 14 months...
     
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    Olive oil doesn't darken the skin, as long as you don't expose oiled skin to the sun.
     
  8. sankasailaja

    sankasailaja Bronze IL'ite

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    hi dakshata
    can u plz give the ratio of oils?
    regarding olive oil figaro is ok?
    can u suggest best almond oil to mix in it?

    thank you
     
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    I am using mothercare baby oil, my MIL stop me not to massage baby it make baby darker but I massage him regularly my baby is okay.. Oive oil is also recommended by my friend...
     

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