Homemade Baby Care Products


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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 (Find it here.)
  • A small jar of organic arrowroot powder (Find it here.)
  • A 1/4 raw apple cider vinegar poured into a mason jar. Fill the jar up the rest of the way with water. (Find it here.)

That's it!

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!



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13 comments:

  1. This is great! We sometimes used almond oil instead of olive oil too. Smelled so yummy!

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    1. I haven't tried that. I would be a little more worried about allergic reactions! Glad it worked for you, though. I bet it would smell wonderful!

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  2. Great ideas! I remember my mom using the vinegar trick on baby siblings -- her doctor recommended it! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday.

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  3. Every parents should make sure that whatever baby care products they are using should not cause any kind of irritation to your baby. If you find any kind of rashes are found on baby skin they stop using that baby care products.

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    1. Agreed. Every baby is different. Thanks for commenting. <3

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  5. I used expensive diapers for the first 6 months, and they seemed fine. The last two batches in the larger sizes have had major problems. They split, leaving gooey silica all over my son and his bedclothes. It is a good thing he was wearing a one-piece, or else the silica would have been all over his bed. I thought I had gotten a bad batch, but the new box did the same thing. I think it is dangerous and negligent of them to have defective diapers out there. I'm using a new brand from here on out.

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    1. Yikes! That sounds scary. I would switch to a different brand, too! Thanks for commenting. Hope you are having a great week.

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  6. Do you have any recipes for baby shampoos/conditioners, body wash and lotion?

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  7. I got good information regarding baby care products. Buy online baby care products is not good tough task. There are many website where you can search baby products.

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  8. What about coconut oil? My husband and I use it as a moisturizer for the face and body, and also oil pull. I assume it's safe for baby as well!

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    1. Totally! Yes. We use that for LOTS of things. ;) http://littleowlcrunchymomma.blogspot.com/2012/10/15-ways-i-use-coconut-oil-every-day.html

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