Pregnancy Diary

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A new washing powder to help Eczema

This natural skin care site has excellent Eczema advice and also mentions a washing powder called SONETT that I am going to try out.

More links: Info about it here www.sonett-online.de, buy it here www.greenfibres.com

Other useful links
National Eczema Society
www.mumknowsbest.co.uk

Super soft beautiful feet

If you are anything like me you will tend to forget somewhat about your feet.
That’s until there is suddenly some sun, you pop your flip flops on, yay!
Happily make your way out into the world, tra la la merrily flip flopping along to catch the tube, hop on, smiling, sit down and then you catch a glance of the person opposite checkin out your tootsies. Then eeeeek! You remember that your feet currently resemble rough grade sandpaper, with scary toes oh no!
Now before you panic and buy some wellies you could try giving some of these lovely natural remedies a try…

Our soothe-me body polishes, they smell totally gorgeous, are 100% natural and organic. Not just for the body you can polish these beauties over your feet too, the organic sugar and sea salt will rub off hard skin and the organic oils help soften the skin and to ease cracked heels.
Organic body polishes
(Please note: We are currently working on a softening aromatherapy foot cream in a big 120ml jar, we will keep you updated!)

Neals Yard Remedies also offer a great natural foot pampering range

Or try making your own foot scrub…

Get super cute toe nails with this natural nail polish, a great idea for kids who want to use nail polish and especially good if you are pregnant
or breastfeeding.

Special foot care advice, if you are diabetic
Footcareonline
diabetes.co.uk

Baby bottles – what I chose & why

My baby had colic and very severe reflux which to help him I had to start part bottle feeding expressed milk. I started out as probably most new mums do with the AVENT bottles, which are fine for most babies with a stronger digestive system but not so good for mine

After trying many i ended up with Dr Browns which I must say are excellent. They helped all wind/colic and the steadier milk flow helped my baby to feed more comfortably with his reflux. The only thing that is not great about Dr Browns is they do have an inner ‘tube’ that is fairly tricky clean, although they do provide a special little bottle brush.

I used Dr Browns until very recently when the Bisphenol A, or BPA scare came I found that they did contain it.
What was said: In April, the National Toxicology Program, part of the US National Institutes of Health, found that, based on animal experiments, exposure to low-levels of BPA “can cause changes in behaviour and the brain, prostate gland, mammary gland and the age at which females attain puberty”.

Although the experts are still not totally sure about how much BPA can affect babies I chose to find a bottle without it. I found Born Free bottles, they are BPA free, they have an inner design that also helps stop air buildup. They are very good value and easier to clean, so the best of both worlds, hooray!

Natural sun screen for babies & kids

Of course when its sunny I put firstly put a sun hat on my little son (10 months 3 weeks at time of blog). I do also keep him out of direct sun between 12am and 3pm, but there are clearly times when sunblock is needed.

I thought I would share my search for a good non allergic natural sunscreen, that is good for my sons very pale and very sensitive skin. I was using a SPF30 for children by Dr Hauschka but they are stopping making it, (but to be honest it was rather pricey for a new mum at around £29 quid), also stayed very white on the skin. I think £15 is more than enough to pay so will be aiming to find products under that.

Below are some I have found worth trying:

I am going to start with this one as its a spray and I think that will be easier to use. LAVERA Sun screen SPRAY Kid & Babies SPF 25 £16.50 to £14
some good offers for it are on this website Calm n comfy

SPF25 Childrens Sun Lotion – Lavender (150ml) £14 by Green People
Organic Children Range, water-resistant, SPF25, 150ml £13.99
Very good value Jason Earth’s Best Chemical Free Sunblock SPF
Further useful links
healthhype

Welcome

This blog is a space to talk about living life naturally and healthily.
I am hoping it can be a place for mums who want to use natural skin care on their babies, through to men who want to try organic skin oils.

A place to gain simple and usable advice on natural skin care and using essential oils at home. To make simple remedies for achy muscles all to special advice and help with aromatherapy for pregnancy and birth.
Also a support space for mums to be, new mums, working mums and mums that run their own businesses to find help and support.

I look forward to creating a useful, friendly and creative blog…