Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Oat Bath Remedy for Chicken Pox & More

Oat bath remedy to help treat Chicken Pox, Eczema and More.

How to make an Oat Bath:

-Put some oats inside a muslin cloth and tie the end (so you have created a big oatie tea bag). You can then tie to the taps of the bath and allow the tap water to run through the Oat bag and fill your bath.

-You can dunk the Oat bag into the bath with warm/hot water and allow to soak while the bath water cools, then put  little one into the tub when its reached a cooled and comfortable temperature.

 -You can also hold the soaked Oat bag over your little one and squeeze over their skin, gently dabbing as you go.

These methods work great as a treat for mummy too and will leave you soft, silky skin.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

A Natural Sleep Soluation (For all the family) - Bedtime Bath Salts

As a Mummy with two little ones, I'm often looking for ways to help us all get a restful nights sleep! (Me just as much as the children, as I have been known to be a bit of an insomniac at times..)

As always I love to look to good and reliable Mother Nature and the science behind her wonders to help  While looking into ideas to aid restful sleep, initially for my own benefit, I stumbled across Epsom Salts.

What you will need:

1-3 cups of Epsom Salts

  • 1/2 a cup to a standard bath for small children 
  • 1 cups for to a standard bath for older children (over 60 lbs to 100 lbs)
  • 2-3 cups for adults.

Monday, 6 January 2014

7 Benefits of Co Sleeping

7 Benefits of Co Sleeping

Artwork by the talented Katie m. Berggren, http://www.KmBerggren.com

Clearing up a few myths.

(Co sleeping is not just bed sharing, it also refers to keeping an infant in close proximity to parents while sleeping, I.e in the same bedroom, in an intentional set up whether that be a side bed or sharing.)

1.Encourages Independence

While it is commonly believed that co-sleeping will create clingy, dependent children, research proves that the opposite is true. Children who share sleep with their parents develop independence earlier and need less transitional objects because they do not experience separation anxiety.

2.Reduces risk of stress disorders, SIDS and damage to the developing brain.

In his years of research on co-sleeping, Harvard psychiatrist Michael Commons has discovered that babies who sleep alone are at increased risk for SIDS and stress disorders. Co-sleeping babies sleep in physiological harmony with their mothers. The proximity of the mother and infant actually regulates the infant's breathing, sleep state, arousal patterns, heart rates and body temperature.
Babies who are left to cry alone experience elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which causes damage to the developing brain.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Baltic Amber teething necklaces explained.


What are they? How Do they work? Are they safe?

Amber teething/ children's necklaces, bracelets and anklets are items of jewellery made from small beads of Natural Baltic Amber.

What exactly are Baltic Amber children's Necklaces?

Baltic amber dates from 44+ million years ago. It is fossilised tree resin formed by ancient forests of Pinites succinifer (similar to our modern day Pines) and other trees of the Conifer family that grew in the Baltic region. Tree resin plays an extremely important function in the tree's ability to protect itself and heal. Resins have high antiseptic qualities that prevent decay in the tree and also lower the amount of water lost from the plant's tissues.Reference 
These forests were eventually covered by the ocean, an area which is now known as the Baltic Sea. Raw Baltic amber floats just under the surface level of sea water. It is tossed and turned by the ocean, before collecting near shores around the Baltic region. 

Natural Baltic amber is considered the very finest amber in the world. Wearing amber has been a long held tradition in Europe for generations. It was highly revered among the Celts, ancient Nordic and Scandinavian peoples. 

A beautiful feature of Baltic amber is that it holds the memory of all the millions of years it has seen on earth. Baltic amber dates from around 44+ million years ago. It often contains pockets of air trapped inside that had been on earth all those millions of years ago, as well as inclusions of small partials such as plant matter, leaves and twigs, specks of rock and dirt and if your lucky even prehistoric insects.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

10 reasons to switch to Cloth Nappies (Diapers)

There are so many amazin
g benefits to ditching disposables. Here is a list of 10 great reasons for your family to start enjoying 'real' reusable, cloth nappies (diapers).

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Normalise Breastfeeding, Nursing In Public

UK Poet Holly McNish On Normalising nursing in public and our Weston attitudes towards breastfeeding:

''Enticed by labels and logos and Gold standard rights. Claiming Breast milk is better powdered and white, packaged and branded and sold at a price so nothing is free in this money fuelled life.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Nausea Pops. Pregnancy ice lollies.

Nausea Pops. The Perfect Pregnancy Ice Lolly. 

These delicious fruity little lollies are packed with vitamins and goodness. The ingredients are a mixture of amazing flavours and some select ingredients that can naturally help with sickness and nausea.