Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-16-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
galesville1980's Avatar
galesville1980
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,364
***Giving toddler coconut oil???

Ds 3.5 and dd 2.5....do any of u give your kids straight coconut oil for its health benefits? If so how much do u give them? Thanks

Advertisement

__________________
***OPEN ADOPTION BLESSED OUR FAMILY TWICE***

We thank god for our infertility everyday!!
galesville1980 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
Steph Ed's Avatar
Steph Ed
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Memphis
Posts: 514
My Mood:
Re: ***Giving toddler coconut oil???

I like this question.

I 'take' a 1/2 tsp of Spectrum unrefined organic coconut oil once every week. When I had my cholesterol checked last month for insurance, my good cholesterol was 90....double what is considered ideal! The pharmacist checking It said he had never seen good cholesterol that high all my chol levels were good too.

I don't know about giving to children, though. Maybe a tsp a month wouldn't hurt.

Last edited by Steph Ed; 12-16-2012 at 06:01 PM.
Steph Ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 06:19 PM   #3
mel j
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,727
My Mood:
Re: ***Giving toddler coconut oil???

I haven't thought to give coconut oil to them straight, but I have put a little bit in their oatmeal on occasion. I've also been using it for cooking sometimes and have also used it for skin irritations.
mel j is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 07:11 PM   #4
songbird516's Avatar
songbird516
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 6,164
My Mood:
Re: ***Giving toddler coconut oil???

Sure, why not? It's not like you can really overdose on coconut oil...there's only so much you're going to want to eat anyway. Coconut oil is super healthy for anyone and everyone. I use it a lot in cooking and add it to smoothies and tea and hot chocolate. I also make rice with coconut cream and give it to my toddler and a bit to the baby. I also feed my kids liver, cod liver oil, and fermented foods for probiotics. And butter It's amazing what kids will eat when you just hand it to them as a baby and don't tell them that it tastes "bad". hehe.

Don't be afraid of real foods!!
__________________
Sara- mommy to Claire (01/10) and Micah (3/12) and someone new (10/14)
Birth doula and life-long student of Everything! Need a doula in the central VA area? Let's talk! www.beyondbirthsupport.com
songbird516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 07:32 PM   #5
CASMama711's Avatar
CASMama711
Registered Users
Formerly: chmom77
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,195
Re: ***Giving toddler coconut oil???

We don't do it "straight," but I frequently spread coconut oil on toast, bagels, etc. for my toddlers.
__________________
Christian WOHMama to DD1 7/07 and twins DD2 and DS 11/11
CASMama711 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 09:16 PM   #6
Connor's Avatar
Connor
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,743
My DS loves it by the spoonful.
__________________
Single Mommy to my 3 year old DS born all natural. We are a Cosleeping, Breastfeeding, Babywearing Non-Vaxing DUO!!
Connor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 08:12 PM   #7
GEMQEMCABOOSE's Avatar
GEMQEMCABOOSE
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Beautiful Tennessee
Posts: 3,548
My Mood:
Re: ***Giving toddler coconut oil???

Its really the only oil we cook with so its in lots of things here since I also replace butter with it. We also love it in hot chocolate. YUM.
__________________
Leslie Helpmeet since 1999. WAHM to Big(04), Middle(08) and Little(09) and Double Blessings (10/13).Granola crunchy, scheduling, Evangelical Liberal mommy that CDs, BFs, ERFs, & BWs. An attached parent without the Attachment Parenting.
GEMQEMCABOOSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.