In the interest of a) being as frugal as possible b) being as natural as possible and c) making things as easy as possible, I would like to share some of my baby care tips with you.
When Little Owl was born I hadn't given much thought to buying any baby-care products. After her birth, when normal baby issues arrived--milk rash, diaper rash, stinky baby, etc.-- I decided to see about making my own baby care products rather than buying either cheap name brand or expensive, organic name brand products.
After sifting through different sites on the Internet I realized that you don't really even need recipes. Most likely all the things you need to take care of your baby's hygiene are in your kitchen/bathroom cupboard.
You Will Need:
A small bottle of good, quality olive oil
A small jar of organic arrowroot powder
A 1/4 raw apple cider vinegar poured into a mason jar. Fill the jar up the rest of the way with water.
Use the olive oil instead of ointment for diaper rash or under the arms. Leave on overnight. (It also works great for baby massages!)
Use the arrowroot powder in place of baby powder for rashes when you need something to really dry up moisture. (You can also use a hairdryer to make sure baby's bum is really dry before putting on a diaper).
The raw apple cider vinegar mixture works great for those "milk rashes" that develop along babies chin or body. Just dab a little bit onto a wash cloth and rub gently. (Note: Your baby will smell like salad for a short while, but who doesn't like salad??
These are my simple tips for loving your baby, naturally! Enjoy!
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