That new baby smell is so intoxicating! Snuggling up to a sleeping newborn is one of the most cherished and purest joys in the world.
When it comes down to it, newborns don't need a lot of stuff. They need to stay close to mama, stay fed, stay warm, dry, and clean. Diapers, blankets, and suitable baby carrier are the best "things" you can have for your baby. As a bonus, here are a few good herbal products for babies to have on hand to make life easier!
Top 4 Herbal Products for Babies
I'm not one to advocate a large stash of gadgets and products for babies. Instead, keep a few multi-purpose must-have items on hand. That way, you are not overly cluttered with duplicate items in your house.
Having said that, these are the four herbal products for babies that I consider necessary items.
Herbal Diaper Salve
A good healing diaper salve should be gentle enough for the youngest of babies, safe enough for accidental ingestion, and versatile enough to be used for anything. That's what I had in mind when I created Herbal Diaper Salve, made with healing herbs like calendula, yarrow, and plantain. This blend of anti-inflammatory, antiseptic herbs promote skin and tissue healing. It's great choice for rashes that could be related to a microbial imbalance such as yeast.
Keep a jar of Diaper Salve with your diapers, your favorite nursing spot, or in the diaper bag for quick and easy use.
Cord Care Powder
It can seem to take forever for the umbilical cord to fall off. Meanwhile, it's stinky, in the way of the baby's diaper and clothes, and could even be a risk for infection. Instead of harsh peroxide or alcohol, I have made a dry powdered herbal blend to help dry the umbilical stump so it can fall off faster.
Cord Care Powder smells amazing! It is blended with baby-safe herbs such as myrrh, neem, yarrow, Oregon grape root, and lavender.
Postpartum Herbal Bath
This bath is not just for mama and her tender lady parts after birth. Calendula is one of the primary herbs in the bath, and calendula is great for clearing up sensitive newborn skin and drying the umbilical cord. Also, if your sweet little one had a circumcision, Postpartum Herb Bath is so soothing and healing for his tender wound. You can make the bath in your big tub and bathe together, or you can make smaller batches and use your baby bath.
Stomach Soother for Newborn Colic
As sweet and precious as newborns can be, a baby with colic can break your heart and wear on your nerves. All you want is all they want – to feel better! Nursing, making sure you aren't eating something they can't tolerate well (dairy is a big culprit), and wearing the baby in a suitable carrier can all help.
But sometimes, they benefit from stomach calming and gas relieving herbs.
We've blended the classic tummy-soothing herbs into a colic and gas remedy for your little one. A blend of ginger, fennel, and peppermint can quickly calm an uncomfortable tummy. Just a couple of drops of Stomach Soother at a time are all you need.
You do you! In the long run, it doesn't matter if you like to have lots of gadgets and products for your baby or keep it minimal. The most important thing is to soak in the sweet moments with your new little one and cherish the precious moments of snuggles, smiles, yawns, and kisses.
Hug that sweet baby! I'll see in the next post.
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