Three ways to naturally treat diaper rash.

Nothing breaks a mother’s heart more than when my little one has a painful diaper rash. I wanted to find a way to quickly treat my daughters diaper rash, so that she can be comfortable and happy again. After some research I found three ways to naturally treat diaper rash.

Helpful tips:

(These tips come from the site “Baby List“)

It’s best to head off diaper rash before it happens and take action as soon as you see any sign of it. Here are some steps you can take:

  • Change diapers often to avoid long contact with moisture.
  • Apply diaper cream at every diaper change to create a protective barrier that keeps moisture out.
  • Treat diaper rashes with cream at the first sign to soothe and calm raging red skin.
  • Go diaper free for a really uncomfortable rash (this can get messy, but sometimes a bare bottom is necessary).

Homemade Diaper Wipes

The amount of wipes you want to make will dictate the amount of baby wash and water you use. I start by mixing the water and baby wash in the container. I then place the rags one by one, into the soapy water, making sure the rags soak up all of the water. I will then pour more water over the rags, and put the lid on the container. Now you have homemade diaper wipes.

I suggest using baby wash that is delicate in skin, and fragrance free. Using regular rags will irritate your little ones bottom so it’s important that you use baby rags, because they are softer on their skin. I also use warm water to make the rags, but that is just personal preference.

Cooling spray

This is a simple, quick way to make a cooking mist, that you can spray on your babies bottom after cleaning them up. Just give two sprays in the little ones diaper area, and they will feel instant relief.

In your misting bottle, put about 20 drops of Lavender essential oil, and fill it the rest of the way with water. Lavender helps heal and soothe the skin, especially when your little one has diaper rash.

Diaper Cream

This isn’t really something to make. But it’s just some of my favorite natural diaper cream.

  • DoTerra Diaper Cream
  • Earth Mama Organics Bottom Balm
  • Boudreaux Butt Paste
  • Honest Diaper Rash Cream

4 Homemade, Organic Baby Food Recipes to Start Your Baby Eating Right

When my daughter turned five months old, she started showing an interest in food other then breast milk. So we called up the pediatrician to discuss when the right time to introduce food was. Her doctor told us to start out feeding her rice cereal and then slowly start incorporating fruit and veggie purées. Now I don’t know why but the idea of feeding her food made me really excited! Made it’s because I knew that I was going to make her baby food myself. I have always enjoyed cooking, and making homemade baby food meant that I would save money, and I would know EXACTLY was in my daughters food. As soon as I got off the phone with the doctor I did a quick amazon search for baby food containers and came across the ones below. When I went to order, there was a tab that said “others are buying these together” and it was the baby food containers and a baby food cookbook. Which was perfect because I was already looking for an organic baby food cookbook. I am so glad I decided to order this cookbook because it is FULL of information not just recipes. And the recipes take your baby all the way to a year old and beyond. The cookbook is called “The Big Book of a Organic Baby Food” by Stephanie Middleberg MS, RN, CDN. I reached out to the author to ask if I had her permission to share a few of the recipes with you guys and she said YES. Also, I want to note that she was extremely nice to me and helpful! If you like the recipes I share I highly recommend purchasing her cookbook on Amazon and following her on Instagram!

Click image for link to purchase the cookbook

Also be sure to check out her nutrition page, for nutritional information for the whole family! http://middlebergnutrition.com/

The recipes that I am sharing with you are for infants age 6 months. Each recipe is gluten free, dairy free, nut free and vegan. I bought only organic items from my local Whole Foods. Stephanie Middleberg suggests that when you are shopping for fruits and veggies to eat with the seasons. She states that staying with in the seasons, fruits and veggies are at its peak flavor and most nutritious. Middleberg also suggests, and I agree with her, to try and shop from local foods, so that you can support small family farms. This will also mean you will get produce that is raised with minimal pesticides. In her book, there is an awesome graphic, where she lists each season and the produce that is in season at that time!

Grocery List

  • Freeze bags (quarter or gallon)
  • Sweet Potato, Yams or Potatoes ( about 3)
  • Bananas (about 3)
  • Summer Squash (about 3 small, or 1 Large)
  • 2 cups berries (hulled if necessary)
  • Herbs and spices ( optional)
  • Blender or Food Processor

Sweet Potato Puree

Makes 15- (1-Ounce) Freezer Tray Cubes

  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, yams, or potatoes (about 3), peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • Herbs AND Spices: Sweet potatoes work well with- thyme, ground cumin, ginger and cinnamon.
  1. In a medium saucepan with a steamer insert, bring about 1 inch of water to a simmer. Add the potatoes. Cover and steam until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer the potatoes to a blender or food processor, along with a pinch of an herb or spice, if using. Puree until smooth. Adjust the texture by adding a little breast milk or formula, or water to achieve desired consistency.

Storage : Fill a freezer cube tray with 1-ounce portions. Freeze overnight . Store the frozen cubes in a tightly sealed zip-top bag for up to 6 months.

Banana Puree

Makes 15 (1-ounce) freezer tray cubes
  • 1 1/2 pounds bananas (about 3 bananas), peeled
  • Herbs AND Spices: Bananas are delicious with ground nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, or ginger.

Storage : Fill a freezer cube tray with 1-ounce portions. Freeze overnight . Store the frozen cubes in a tightly sealed zip-top bag for up to 6 months.

In a blender or food processor, combine the bananas and a pinch of spice, if using. Puree until smooth. Adjust the texture by adding a little breast milk, formula, or water to achieve the desired consistency.

Summer Squash Puree

Makes 15 (1-ounce) Freezer Tray Cubes

  • 1 1/2 pound summer squash ( about 3 small, 1 1/2 medium, or 1 large summer squash), peeled and cut into 1/4- inch dice
  • Herbs AND Spices: Season with garlic, tarragon and rosemary

Storage : Fill a freezer cube tray with 1-ounce portions. Freeze overnight . Store the frozen cubes in a tightly sealed zip-top bag for up to 6 months.

  1. In a medium saucepan with steamer insert, bring about 1-inch of water to a simmer. Add the squash. Cover and steam until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer the steamed squash to a blender or food processor, along with a pinch of an herb, if using. Puree until smooth. Adjust the texture by adding a little breast milk, formula, or water to achieve the desired consistency.

Berry Puree

Makes 15 (1-ounce) Freezer Tray Cubes

  • 1 1/2 pounds berries (about 2 cups), hulled if necessary (strawberries need hulled) and cut into pieces if fruit is larger than 3/4 inch.
  • Herbs AND Spices: Try savory herbs like thyme or rosemary, or spices such as cinnamon , ginger or allspice.

Storage : Fill a freezer cube tray with 1-ounce portions. Freeze overnight . Store the frozen cubes in a tightly sealed zip-top bag for up to 6 months.

  1. If using blueberries, in a medium saucepan with steamer insert, bring about 1 inch of water to a simmer. (If using any other type of berry move to step 2) Add the blueberries. Cover and steam for 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer the berries to a blender or food processor, along with a pinch of an herb or spice, if using. Puree until smooth. Adjust the texture by adding a little breast milk, formula, or water to achieve the desired consistency.

HOW TO HULL A STRAWBERRY- The quickest way to hull a strawberry is to grasp just under the stem and use your ail to scoop out the hull as you remove the stem.

I hope that your little one enjoys these recipes as much as mine! Remember to have fun when creating new food combinations. Keep an eye out for Stage 2 recipes, Smooth Combination Purees.

5 Easy Ways to Introduce Peanut Foods to Your Infant 🥜

This post was originally written by Tarametblog, I have been given permission to share with my readers.

We recently started introducing rice cereal into our babies diet. My blogger friend, Tara, mentioned to me a couple of weeks ago that she attended an event where they discussed new research. This research shows that parents should start introducing peanuts into an infants diet as early as 6 months of age. I’ll be honest I was a little bit skeptical, so I called my daughters pediatrician, and she CONFIRMED this new research.

So I want to share a blog post from @tarametblog at “When Tara Met Blog”

5 Ways to Introduce Peanut Foods to Infants