Hey Holly- I’m having people over tonight & I don’t want everyone to be eaten alive by mosquitoes.
I know you mentioned lavender was a natural repellent, but that hasn’t grown in yet.
what else can i spray or sprinkle, etc to keep them at bay?
Eat breakfast! Time and time again it has been proven that breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day. If you are struggling to get those last 10 pounds of baby weight off, you will be surprised at how such a seemingly easy thing to do will help you lose weight. Most people either don’t believe it will help, or feel they don’t have the time. This is one area where I am pretty strict: make time to prepare and eat a nutritious breakfast! This is essential for every person all the time, so remind your friends and family. If you are breastfeeding, this is so important for your milk supply after “fasting” all night. So I say, if losing weight isn’t enough motivation, do it for the health of your baby. If you don’t eat, you’re body will go into starvation mode and hang on to every excess pound for dear life. No amount of “cardio” later in the day can help correct this mistake. Here are some good options: Continue reading Trying to lose the baby weight? →
As an integrative mom I am open to using conventional diapers when they are all that work- especially at night and on long outings, so I was very excited to see that Huggies has come out with Pure & Natural diapers! They are made with organic cotton, aloe and vitamin E and are fragrance free. The packaging is also made of 20% recycled materials. And perhaps most importantly (from baby’s perspective) – they are the softest diapers I have ever felt. Click here for a free sample!
The good news is that it will usually go away on its own within a few weeks, but in the meantime you can speed healing by:
- boiling any pacifiers and bottle nipples for 20 minutes after each use to sterilize them
- dab a little acidophilus on the spots in his/her mouth, or
- dissolve 1/8 teaspoon of lactobacillus bifidus in his/her bottle
If you are breastfeeding:
- take probiotics
- supplement with vitamin c
- avoid sugar (very important since yeast lives on sugar)