I don’t know whether to cry or swear... whether I’m sad or outraged.
Every Eco Mum needs only 3 things in her Essentials Cupboard:
As a special request was put to me for kid friendly remedies for colds, flu and fevers, thought I’d get right to it before the season is upon us...!
These are my top 10 home remedies that I’ve tried, that are true, that totally work & are super fast and easy. Read through, gather the supplies needed to have them on hand and you’ll be able to handle just about anything that happens!
Yup, you guessed it - I got mastitis... again.
Thanks to not having enough sleep, too many visitors & too many trips (weddings, birthdays etc) I got rundown & it came on again whilst away visiting my family on the north coast this week.
So, rather than take a dive for 3 - 5 days on penicillin & have to toss all my milk away I thought “Right - I am going to hit this thing hard & fast with everything I found for infections...without drugs!”
I am ALL for the slip slop slap etc regimen and intend on following it to the letter each time Smudge & I are outside. Fair Celtic skin + sunburn = not a good combination.
After my research into the chemical substance formaldehyde found in just about every cleaning agent, soap, shampoo, toothpaste & clothing item in our homes, I kept digging around.
It never ceases to amaze me what kind of substances & chemicals are ALLOWED to be included in foodstuffs, clothing for kids & infants, medicines, formulas, cleaning products & supposed “natural” products...
Take formaldehyde for example. Its a naturally occuring chemical substance (carbon, hydrogen & oxygen) however it is also a KNOWN carcinogenic... which means it is known to cause cancer.
A quick one for today - got tonnes to do before taking off on Friday to go to my Dad's surprise 60th birthday on the North Coast.
Ha! There's a visual for you - 6 week old Arabella in capsule, car sick dog on seat, medicated cat on lap, slightly tense man friend driving & contortionist lil old me squishied up in the Rio for 6 hours.
Erm... yeh... should be fun :-/
The cold & flu season is upon us (or nearly anyways)...
I dunno about you but whilst breastfeeding my little angel I can’t afford to be getting attacked by any rotten germies of the flu or cold bearing kind.
Aside from the fact I hate being sick (and I’ve already had a bad bout of mastitis) anything that is going on in my body will indeed be passed onto Arabella via the Mummy Milking Machines.
Yes, ok, I agree that breast is always best as the first option for your bubba.
Its the eco friendly, baby friendly, Mama Gaia friendly way to feed your bubba & give them the best start in life.
But... what if you can’t breast feed for whatever reason?