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.