The benefits of coconut oil for baby massage
We love Kokoso Baby for oodles of reasons. Not least because it’s the perfect natural oil to use for baby massage.
While you and your little one enjoy some extra special bonding time, our premium cold-pressed raw virgin organic coconut oil will be hard at work nourishing and moisturising their delicate skin.
Ideal for sensitive skin, Kokoso's silky lightweight texture will help your hands to glide smoothly across their body. Containing vitamin E and moisturising fatty acids - including more than 50% lauric acid, a magical healing agent also found in breast milk - it has a very mild coconutty fragrance that won't overpower the natural smell of you or your baby.
So whether you want to help your bubba relax before bedtime, encourage longer sleep (yes please!), relieve the discomfort of wind, colic or constipation, or just spend some quality time getting to know the amazing human being you made - grab a pot of our all-natural multitasking wonder oil and let the skin-loving begin.
But don't just take our word for it. We're proud to supply a number of baby massage classes around the country...
Our baby massage instructions:
Set up camp on the floor with a towel and a pot of the wonder stuff. Scoop out a little of the solid coconut oil and warm it in your hands to soften. Remember, a little Kokoso goes a long way.
Wrap your hands around one of those scrummy thighs and apply a little bit of pressure as you move each hand down to the foot, one after another.
Being ever so gentle, rotate your baby's feet a few times in each direction. Then try stroking the top of the foot from ankle to Koko-toes. Finally, move your thumb in a circular motion all around those oh-so soft soles.
Just like you did with those gorgeous little legs, gently wrap your hands around your baby’s arms and lightly run them down from armpit to the hands.
Softly rotate the wrist a few times before tracing little circles of love on their palms.
Gently place both of your hands flat on the chest and lightly stroke outwards. Then put one of your hands flat across the top of the chest and gently stroke downwards towards the thighs. Do this with both of your hands, one after the other.
From the top to the bottom of their beautiful back, trace tiny circles with your fingertips on either side of the spine. Then carry out some long, gentle but firm strokes from shoulders to feet.
The benefits of baby massage
Studies have shown that baby massage may reduce post-natal depression and can strengthen the bond between you and your baby. How? It’s all to do with the power of touch, eye contact, the sound of your voice, your unique smell and the release of that magic hormone, oxytocin.
All of the senses work together to create a wonderfully warm and loving experience for you and your little one. It’s the stuff sweet dreams are made of... Enjoy. x
Kokoso Baby is a premium raw virgin organic coconut oil specially selected for head-to-toe infant skincare. It hasn’t been refined, bleached, deodorised or tinkered with. We’ve simply left all of its amazing natural nutrients to do the important job of nourishing your little one’s skin.