While having a baby is an amazing experience, keeping your baby safe can be scary. By utilizing natural baby care, you’ll know you’re not only making sure that your baby stays healthy, but you’re also doing your part for the environment.
“Providing natural baby care is
easy to do. By following these tips
and tricks, you’ll keep your baby
healthy and happy.”
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Rather than using disposable diapers, opt for cloth diapers. Organic fabrics are available in a variety of colors and styles including pre-fold, fitted, all-in-one, and pocket. Toss used diapers into a bag and wash several at once. To prevent your diaper bag from smelling, squeeze a lemon into it or use a few shakes of baking soda, which will absorb odors. After washing, hang the diapers in the sun to dry. The sun’s rays help reduce staining on the diapers and kill bacteria and fungus.
Baking soda is a parent’s best friend. A box is super cheap and can be used in so many ways when you have a baby. When it comes to bath time, sprinkle a few spoonfuls into the water to help soothe diaper rash. Many babies suffer from cradle cap, but a simple mixture of baking soda and baby oil can help wash away flakes when rubbed gently on the scalp. After a fun time playing in the bath, make sure your baby’s toys are clean by washing them in baking soda and warm water.
When your baby starts eating solids it can turn into a costly matter. So much of the food lands on the table and floor that you end up opening another jar. It can also be tricky to know exactly what’s in the food. Instead of buying premade baby food, feed your baby all-natural foods — and save money — by making them yourself. Choose fruits and vegetables that are in season. Not only will they taste better because they’re at the peak of freshness, but they are also more nutrient-rich and less expensive.
Use a blender to blend fresh and cooked foods into a smooth texture for babies. Mix and match to make your own custom flavors as you figure out what your baby likes best. As your baby gets older, you can change the texture by blending it less.
When your baby starts crawling and reaching out to every surface, you want to make sure they’re clean. Harsh chemicals can cause allergic reactions, but organic disinfectants are now available at many stores. You can go one step further and make your own cleaning products out of natural ingredients you might just have on hand. There are numerous websites that offer recipes for making your own cleaners. To remove fingerprints from glass and windows, a mixture of vinegar, natural liquid soap, and water does the trick. For dirty bathtubs, a grapefruit and kosher salt can be used to scrub away grime.
“By utilizing natural baby care,
you’ll know you’re not only making sure
that your baby stays healthy, but you’re also
doing your part for the environment.”
It’s important for babies — and parents — to live in a home with good air quality. Luckily, maintaining good air quality is a simple task, so there’s no need to worry about using the air conditioner around your baby. Change your air conditioner’s air filters monthly to ensure that clean air that flows easily throughout your home.
Providing natural baby care is easy to do. By following these tips and tricks, you’ll keep your baby healthy and happy.
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