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Scents & Smells

Scents & Smells

I am fascinated by how smell can affect people's mood or even shopping habits or work performance. That good smells can make you happier and how even a whiff of something can straight away bring back memories. Apparently we even tend to choose our partner by smell. Since smell has...

White Clothing

White Clothing

White or cream clothing is not only pretty on little ones, it also has not been colour dyed. I do like second hand clothing or hand me downs, as all the nasties have already been washed out. I definitely watch out on items that are on direct skin contact. We...

Giving Birth

Giving Birth

Two things I would have loved to know before going into labour: 1. Cold feet slow down labour. Get those feet warm or socks on. I gave birth to our twins in winter and I walked around like a mad woman in the snow to help bring on contractions. In...

Nappy Rash

Nappy Rash

Zinc Oxide pretty much works the best out of all creams at keeping nappy rash at bay by creating a barrier to block moisture. But the trick is to not put it on the skin but only smear it inside the nappy. Works pretty much the same way i.e. traps...

Organic Sea Sponge

Organic Sea Sponge

Why not try a natural sponge? They are hypoallergenic and toxin free. They naturally contain enzymes that inhibit mould and bacteria growth. Great for the delicate skin of babies and children. Image: Tobias Weber

Avocado

Avocado

The next time you are preparing an avocado for your baby, make sure to use all of the outside dark flesh next to the skin - that's where most of the nutrients are. Image: Sarah Illenberger

Baby

Baby

  Buy white/cream clothing for your newborn, as it's not been colour dyed - second hand clothing is often better as all the nasties have already been washed out. Always wash new clothing first before putting it on your baby. Clothing: mamaowl.net

Cold

Cold

  Baby got a cold? Ease congestion by propping up the head of the bed or mattress with a few books or a rolled up towel – it will help drain stuffy nasal passages. Art: Sir Quentin Blake

Clear Water

Clear Water

  It's better for babies skin to bathe them in clear water in order to keep the protective acid pH intact. Water should be body temperature at 38 degrees. Image: bunnysweat_

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