Category Archives for "Natural Baby"

5 Uses for Baby Furniture After Baby Grows Up

Don’t you just love finding multiple uses for things? If so, then you’ll enjoy this guest post. You don’t have to get rid of the baby furniture when your youngest baby grows up. Just check out all the possibilities below.


by Kaitlin Krull

Choosing furniture for your new baby’s nursery is exactly like shopping for a new car: exciting, nerve wracking, and so (so) expensive.

After months of searching for the right pieces to fit you and your family, you finally choose the perfect models. Once you’ve kitted out your baby’s room with the finest furniture money (and baby shower gift cards) can buy, you might think your job is done.

Fast forward five or 10 years, when your children have moved out of the nursery and are on to bigger and better things, like bunk beds, computer desks, and forts. Your precious furniture is left in the garage and you can see the money you’ve wasted.

If this sounds familiar, don’t worry! Over at Modernize, we know this sad story, and are here to help you out with a little upcycling DIY.

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What to Look for in Baby Clothes

Below is a post from Marks & Spencer, one of my favorite stores. I’d like to add that, aside from zippers, you’ll want to beware of long ties and ribbons on baby’s clothes, because these pose a strangulation hazard.

How to Make Your Baby Protected and yet Fashionably Cute

When it comes to dressing your baby with the latest fashion trends, there’s no pressure of disappointing your babies. There’s no real reason to go for anything expensive as long as safety is prioritized. Whatever you decide to put on your little angel, as long as it keeps them warm on a cold winter night or cool during summer, then you are good to go.

Here are a few tips to keep your baby fashionably cute and happy:

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Do Cloth Diapers Really Make a Difference?

When disposable diapers were first invented, I bet parents thought they were the best thing ever.

But as interest in protecting the environment and avoiding toxins increased, parents have revisited the cloth diapers. Now we have all kinds of options in both disposable and cloth diapers.

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September 12, 2011

Review: Baby Love: Healthy, Easy, Delicious Meals for Your Baby and Toddler

It’s a lot of fun when your breastfeeding baby starts eating solids. Every meal is an adventure, there’s less pressure on you to nurse all the time, and usually, baby eats anything you give him or her at this stage. What a perfect opportunity to give your child a taste of the most nutritious foods on earth!

If you’ve been breastfeeding exclusively until this point (when your baby is around six months of age), feeding with solids is but an extension of giving your baby the best nutrition. Naturally, you’ll want to give fruits, vegetables and grains that are filled with nutrients and fiber.

If you’ve been formula-feeding, now’s the time to get baby used to different food tastes (formula tastes like cardboard, you gotta admit, whereas the taste of breastmilk varies depending on what Mama ate). This sets the stage to less fussy eating and gives baby a taste for whole foods rather than processed ones.

The best way to do this is to prepare your baby’s meals, instead of buying baby food in jars. Now those things are mighty convenient when you’re traveling, but otherwise, home-made is best.

Baby Love: Healthy, Delicious Meals for Your Baby and Toddler by Norah O’Donell and Chef Geoff Tracy is the book to help you figure out what to feed baby, how to prepare it, and how to freeze it. (It’s best to make big batches of baby food and then freeze them in ice cube trays for convenience.)

 

Here are my thoughts on the book:
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August 26, 2010

Home Remedies for Diaper Rash

Diaper rash can make a baby miserable. And when your baby is miserable, so are you! Many diaper rash remedies are available on the market, but many of them quite expensive. In addition, some of them are ineffective, harsh, or may have long-term side effects.

You can find home remedies for diaper rash. Try these:

1. Air Time

Lack of circulation is a major contributor to diaper rash. After the morning diaper change, wash baby’s bottom with lukewarm water and pat dry with a very soft towel. Then, let baby be diaper-free for as long as possible. For young infants who can’t move around, lay them on an absorbent towel or hospital-style “chuck” (absorbent pads with plastic backing).

If baby is mobile, let him run around outside if weather permits. If weather does not permit, try some diaper-free time on a tile floor (watching carefully for falls!). Or you can give your mobile baby short, frequent air-out times throughout the day, always right after changing.

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