I was once told by a health professional that everything you put on to your skin is absorbed into your system. I’m not sure why, but this piece of information has stuck with me through out the years and informed my decisions on what I used on my babies’ skin. When learning baby massage I used organic oils and always protected their peachy soft bums with bottom butter rather than harsh creams and luckily we’ve never had to deal with nappy rash.
I’ve had my own favourite brand of bottom balm which I’ve used for 12 months now but was recently asked asked to try out a different style called Kosoko Baby. As a cloth nappy user, you must be careful not to use a barrier cream which will trap in the material but as Kosoko baby is 100% natural and organic coconut oil I figured it would be fine. And it was.
It comes in a solid state which melts on contact with the skin which is handy as you only need a small amount to cover your littles ones bum thus limiting wastage or the temptation to smother it on too much. As there’s no strong smell, it would be perfect for newborn skin. It’s not just for bottoms though.
I’ve applied it to some dry patches behind Baby R’s ears, under his nose as a barrier from the lovely snot he’s plagued with at the moment and as an after swimming moisturiser. It disappears quickly into the skin leaving it soft but without any greasiness.
Other than a gentle bottom balm on Baby R, I’ve also found a few more other ways to use it. As an eczema sufferer, I’ve been applying it to some flare ups on my hands. As I’ve had to treat it with steroids, the Kokoso Baby coconut oil has been a welcome relief to ease the dryness and the good thing is knowing I’m not overloading my skin with any more chemicals.
The brand is the brainwave of a mum who’s little girl suffered with dry skin, after researching to find the perfect coconut oil, she found one
loaded with active natural nutrients, with nothing stripped away through processing or added to dilute its purity. It’s 100% natural organic virgin coconut oil and nothing else.