Onco is now recommending coconut oil as a moisturiser for your little ones. Natural, organic and safe enough to eat, coconut oil also leaves a wonderful sweet smelling aroma. Coconut oil is made from pressing the flesh of the coconut. Extra virgin coconut oil means it has not been altered and there are no additives. Coconut oil is easily absorbed into the skin and there's evidence that it is safe to use on newborns (unlike olive oil) and some evidence to suggest that it can even promote growth and length in newborns1. What's even better is that mums can use it to moisturise their skin and hair too.
1.Sankaranarayanan K, et al Oil massage in neonates: an open randomized controlled study of coconut versus mineral oil . Indian Pediatr. (2005)