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    Default Coconut oil for 18 month old

    Hi everyone my 18mo dd has always suffered from eczema. Her skin is so so dry even straight after her bath and moisturizer.

    I have tried every cream under the sun and am interested in having her eat coconut oil. This will not substitute us putting cream on, I want to aid her 'moistness' haha.

    From what I have read about 3tbs a day is a excellent amount. I am after some tips on the best way to get her to eat it. I have tried it in milk (it separates and is a bit gross) and have tried it straight off the spoon which she doesn't like (I don't blame her).

    So if you don't mind, hit me with your ideas and tips

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    Maybe try whizzing it up in a smoothie?
    Just a side note, have you tried using QV bath oil in her bath water? This in conjunction with cream really helped with my Ds's skin.

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    Can you rub the coconut oil in to her skin? Cook some pancakes in it (they cook really nicely in it, as do fritters). As a side note, both my kids have eczema and I have to eliminate certain foods and only use 'sensitive' washing powder. Not sure if you've considered either of those in treating it :-)

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    Oh and of course using a soap free wash/oil. Different brands work for different people so trial and error

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    https://jenileesamuel.wordpress.com/...coconut-yummy/

    I haven't made these yet but think they would be a great healthy snack for toddlers/kids

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    Surely topical application would be more effective?
    There's actually some evidence for this:
    http://journals.lww.com/dermatitis/A...ects_of.3.aspx

    Although I'm a little skeptical of its healing powers, I agree it is great for frying pancakes in


 

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