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How to Treat Diaper Rash – Naturally

Nearly all babies experience diaper rash from time to time.  For some kids it can be a persistent and painful problem.  There are tons of diaper rash treatments available commercially but most of them contain parabens, chemical fragrances and unnatural chemicals.  They can actually do more harm than good.  I decided to go the home remedy route with my son and was very impressed with how effective these simple, natural...

Baby Oil

Baby Oil is usually just mineral oil in a cute bottle.  Mineral oil is a byproduct of the gasoline distillation process.  Crude petroleum is heated and processed with chemicals and solvents to extract the gasoline and kerosene, the leftover liquid is mineral oil.  Instead of spending money disposing of this byproduct, it’s marketed and sold as a skincare product.  Well, I have to give some credit for finding a use...

How to make fruit roll ups

Fruit roll ups might be the perfect snack – they’re fun to eat, healthy and oh so delicious.  Kids love them (so do adults for that matter) and they’re a great way to get picky eaters to eat more fruit.  My favorite fruit roll ups are made with berries but almost any fruit will work, including frozen fruit and that over ripe fruit you were just about to throw away.  Read on for a recipe that’s sure...

Baby Food Guidelines

Introducing solid foods can be stressful if you’re not sure when to start or what to feed.  Here are some helpful guidelines on these important questions. When to introduce solid foods – How do I know when my baby is ready? Short answer: Wait until baby can sit up on her own.  This milestone occurs at roughly the same time as her ability to effectively swallow and digest food.  6 months is the generally accepted...

How to make baby food

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but store bought baby food is crazy expensive.  When my son switched to solid foods I took one look at the prices, did some quick math and realized I could save well over half the cost of baby food by making it myself.  Plus making your own baby food has benefits beyond cost savings – there are no preservatives, fillers or questionable ingredients.  You can customize your baby’s...

Bubbles Recipe

Did you know you can make homemade bubbles in seconds, using ingredients you already have in your kitchen?  With this super easy recipe you and your kiddos can have bubbles whenever you please.  How fun! Bubbles (Time: 2 minutes) Ingredients: 1/4 cup dish soap 2 cups water Supplies: 16 oz (or bigger) container Directions: Fill container with water Add liquid detergent and mix gently Use: The same way you would normal...

Sticky Fingers Cleaning Spray Recipe

This is a super easy, non-toxic cleaning spray that’s a hit with kids.  Kids young and old love the smell of sweet orange.  It’s great for all those sticky fingers (and fingerprints) of childhood.  Toss a bottle in your car and you’ll be prepared for many impromptu messes.  This is also a good product to teach kids about cleaning.  Most kids like to spray things and once your little ones are old enough...