Before we jump in, check on my post on diluting oils for babies. As a general rule, for infants, use one drop of oil for every 2 tbsp of carrier oil.
There are several ways that you can help your baby enjoy the calming effect of oils.
Our son cried for over an hour last night. He was fed. Changed. Just very very tired. We added 2 drops lavender and 2 drops cedar wood to his penguin humidifier, and he was asleep in less than five minutes. Ideally, put a diffuser in the nursery, but a humidifier totally works too.
Our Little (5 months) likes to play with his hair when he’s tired and rub his neck and eyes, so – for this reason – I don’t put oils on the back of his neck unless he is swaddled or already asleep. But the back of the neck is a great place.
You can ask put some on the bottoms of his feet. I like to put socks on afterwards or footie pajamas so that the oil and carrier oil doesn’t get all over his crib sheets.
The general rule of thumb is that you don’t want your Little to get the oil on his hands and rub his eyes or put his hand in his mouth.
Again, so long as your Little isn’t drinking the bathwater or putting their we hand into their mouth, you can add 1-2 drops to their bathwater, especially right before bedtime.
**NOTE** Some oils are safe for adults to ingest. NO oils are safe for babies to ingest.