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Building Kids' Immune Systems

Building Kids' Immune Systems

School-time flu season once all the kids are in close quarters, the summer cold that hits exhausted little bodies full of popsicles and fun - illness is never preferable, but it always seems to hit at the worst times. Who wants to miss the big field trip or stay home sniffling when their friends are out playing? And when a the mamas and papas have several children, you just know that one child sick means it will make the rounds. Thankfully, there are a few tools we can use for building kids’ immune systems so they can better avoid or fight sickness when exposed.

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How to Use Leftover Birth Song Products

How to Use Leftover Birth Song Products

During your pregnancy, you enjoyed Lady in Waiting tea to nourish your body and prepare your uterus. Afterward, you soothed your body and hormones with Nourished Mother and gave your body what it needed to make milk with Let There Be Milk and Nursing Nectar. You might have even used Fertile Ground to help encourage fertility to become pregnant in the first place! Your baby was wrapped in herbal goodness from his first Postpartum Herb Bath to the Cord Care Powder and Diaper Salve that helped protect and heal his body as it adjusted to the new world. But now he’s getting bigger, his cord long gone, your uterus is back to normal and your milk supply has regulated...and you’ve got a stash of products just sitting around. Now what?

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Diaper Rash Remedy that Works

Diaper Rash Remedy that Works

When you spot the first signs of a diaper rash, relief is all that’s on your mind. Judging by the inflamed, red, tender skin you see, your little one just wants to be soothed as well. If you’ve ever had skin chafing and irritated, you know how miserable it can be. You both just want a diaper rash remedy that actually works – and fast.

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Summertime Sunburn Remedy

Summertime Sunburn Remedy

When the inevitable happens and a summer day ends with sunkissed cheeks – or, worse, uncomfortable sunburns, have a remedy on hand! Gels, salves, and sprays can all be soothing. You want a good sunburn remedy to sooth the pain, reduce inflammation, and moisten skin that will eventually dry out and peel.

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Herb Spotlight: Calendula Benefits

Herb Spotlight: Calendula Benefits

I combined calendula with other herbs in our postpartum herb bath to help aid in rapid perineal recovery and soothe hemorrhoids after giving birth. Calendula is also in our Nipple Salve, Diaper Salve and Healing Salve because it helps repair sore nipples, inflamed skin caused by diaper rash and it works as first aid skin care.  Calendula is why our Cesarean Recovery Spray leaves your incision feeling fresh and clean as your body heals.

Let me tell you a little more about this delightful plant and why you might want to grow some yourself...

 

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4 Signs Your Baby is Having a Growth Spurt

4 Signs Your Baby is Having  a Growth Spurt

Most times, growth spurts disguise themselves as an extra grumpy baby or one who suddenly takes lots of naps. You’ll just wonder what has gotten into them and the next thing you know, they’ve grown two sizes! Learn the signs of a growth spurt to identify it as it’s happening and save you (and your baby!) some frustration.

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Buying Guide to the Top 4 Organic Herbal Products for Newborns that Natural Moms Love!

Buying Guide to the Top 4 Organic Herbal Products for Newborns that Natural Moms Love!

When it comes down to it, newborns need very little. Keep close to mama, keep warm, keep clean, keep fed. A good baby carrier and a budding nursing relationship are the best things you can have for your newborn. As a bonus, a few good herbal products for newborns can be good to have on hand, as well.

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4 Herbs that Soothe Teething Symptoms

4 Herbs that Soothe Teething Symptoms

Teething remedies, like any herbal products for young babies, can be intimidating to choose. It seems like all of the big name teething products have been under fire for one reason or another. So how can you help baby with his teething symptoms without worrying about his safety?

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