Babies!! I LOVE babies! There is another hatching going on among my friends and Facebook community and no this does NOT mean I have something to tell you! Frankly, I would like to wait until this fall to start trying for Totten baby number two. I am so excited for everyone though and so far everyone I know that is pregnant (that is 20 weeks or more) is having a girl and I am just pumped! Girl stuff is so fun and way easier to shop for than boy stuff. I swear every baby store has about 10x the amount of cute baby girl stuff than boy stuff. It is really irritating. HELLOOOOO! Don’t they know I like to shop for my cute baby (I guess I should say toddler) boy too!?!? Anyways, rant over. My husband just better hope we have another boy and not a girl because I will be in pink heaven. Oh and I also cannot wait to buy pink stuff for all my friends who I am living vicarious through, so thank you.
Since I have so many new mommy-to-be friends I thought I would share this recipe for DIY diaper rash cream. I made it a WHOLE year without Jase getting diaper rash. Half of the reason is probably because he screamed bloody murder until I changed his pants until he was 8 months old or so. He was not a fan of wet pants but I can’t blame him. He also didn’t really start to get adventurous with his food until he was one and he was a breastfed baby (which I am a believer that mama’s milk digests a lot easier and helps keep things more regular). So it wasn’t until about a month ago he got his first rash and let me tell you, I love this stuff! It worked so fast and I could tell it felt so soothing on his little bum.
Natural Bum Cream
1 cup organic coconut oil
7 drops of Lavender
3 drops Melrose
2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Roman Chamomile
2 drops Gentle Baby
In a mixer whip coconut oil until is looks fluffy, mix in Young Living essentials oils and store in a glass container. Use when your baby’s bum needs some extra TLC!
If anyone is looking for more resources on using essential oils with babies I highly recommend the book, “Gentle Babies,” by Debra Raybern. It is a must have is you have small children and want to incorporate essential oils into their daily routines. Mine sits on my nightstand!
To all my nesting mothers, I hope this recipe finds you. I’m so excited for all of these little babies to enter into the world. Congrats mommies!!!! (Oh and if you are not a DIYer, Young Living has an amazing product made just for baby bums, Tender Tush. This stuff also works wonders when it comes to diaper rashes and I have even heard of mothers putting it on their bellies to help fade their baby marks. I am not sure why I haven’t tried this but I’m going to start! Tender Tush is a little spendy and is always running out of stock so that is why I prefer to make my own.)
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