5 ways your baby can have a more natural lifestyle.

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Becoming a parent has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me and Hubs. Our children complete us in a way we’ve never known and experienced. Every decision we make is weighed in thought and prayer because we know the outcomes don’t affect us alone but our children too.

When we had our first-born,  we made the choice to give her the best. This naturally followed when her brother was born and just recently, her little sister too.

We have chosen to give our babies as natural a lifestyle as we can.

Why?

Because it really is so much better for their health.

5 ways your baby can have a more natural lifestyle.

5 ways your baby can have a more natural lifestyle.

 

There are so many things you can do to introduce a more natural way of living for your baby. These are a few our family has adopted:

1. Breastfeed your child as far as is possible-

This is not always possible but if you can, I highly encourage this. Breast-milk has some many nutritional benefits for your child and you may not know this but there are numerous medicinal benefits too. (For instance, a few drops of breast-milk in your baby’s eyes, every hour or so, when she has crusty conjunctivitis ridden symptoms, can bring a quick healing to the same. Generally you should see the improvement in a mere few hours itself.)

2. Wash your baby right after a loaded diaper, to avoid diaper rashes-

Yes, I know wipes are an easy way out but nothing cleans a baby’s private areas better than good ol’ soap and warm water.

3. Choose natural products-

Sure, these aren’t always the cheapest out there on the store shelves but there’s always a price you pay for quality.

Burt’s Bee Baby Bee collection

Buttermilk for moisturizing. Beeswax to help lock in moisture. Shea butter to soften dry skin. Aloe vera to soothe irritated skin. Coconut oil to help nurture, young sensitive skin.

Baby tested and Mommy approved are Burt’s Bees Baby Bee collection that has natural ingredients in all their products.

I’ve loved using Baby Bee’s lotion on my youngest especially before bedtime to keep her skin from drying out.  The chlorine-free wipes are also a hot favorite to clean little Missy’s hands as she has just begun attempting to crawl and is teething too. (Yes, chewing her fingers is a common occurrence here!)

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4. Make your baby’s first solid foods from scratch

This may be a little more time consuming but definitely so much healthier as you know exactly what is going into your baby’s mouth. Boil different veggies in a pot, make your own blends and freeze extras in ice-cube trays or small glass containers for later use.

5. Stay away from giving your child medication if not necessary.

That says it all!

You don’t need to give your child cold medication just because she is congested. Find natural ways to help your baby find relief. Hold her near a steaming shower to unclog those sinuses, then use a manual mucus suction bulb to clear her nose.

 

Can you suggest another way babies can have more natural lifestyles?

 

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About Marina

Marina is the grateful, Texas-based, Mommy of a book-loving, 8 year old daughter, a 4 year old son who loves all things that fly and a serene 6 month old daughter. Her husband (and best friend) is her biggest support as she shares snippets from the awesome life God has blessed them with on Mommy Snippets.

What tides her through each day?...A hot cup of cardamom chai and Philippians 4:13!

Comments

  1. 1
    Jenna Wood says:

    Well I don’t have any children, but I’d think cloth diapering is fairly natural and eco-friendly.

  2. 2

    Cloth diapers are always on my list. We also garden and raise chickens.

  3. 3

    I hear cloth diapers are a great way just not for me.

  4. 4

    Sounds great to me… I had no clue that Burt’s Bees offered such a large assortment of great items. I am visiting my sister tomorrow and her new baby so I will have to pass on this info.. Thanks so much

  5. 5

    I think that it is important for kids to live with clean, organic foods. Using BPA free plastics is also very important.

  6. 7

    I actually did all that you suggested for my kids and still do some. I think the one thing we do is to avoid all sugary drinks. We only give our kids water and milk and they are happy with that!

  7. 9

    This is an awesome post! We are currently trying to get pregnant with baby #2 and I would love to go as natural as possible! I really want to make my own baby good this time around!

  8. 11

    We love Burt’s bee product.. they are amazing for baby’s and for Mom’s.. thanks for sharing…. reminds me to buy my Burt Bees the next time I’m out.. I also love to add their products to Baby Shower Gifts..

  9. 12

    You really nailed it with what you wrote, I would add cloth diapering to the list.

  10. 13

    I think you hit the main points. I am so glad we have switched to more natural products. I wish we had them when the kids were babies.

  11. 14

    LOVE this brand and this is the 1st brand my baby has ever used. Cloth diapering is another good way to go natural too.

  12. 15

    One thing we did is puree our own baby food. Fruits and veggies. Our baby boy loves bananas, strawberries, peaches, and pears. Now that he’s turning 1 year old he’s trying more foods that we eat. I prefer to feed him homemade foods since we know what’s in them. To start we only used 1/4 cup water with 1 fruit such as a sliced banana. I agree that cloth diapers are a more natural way to go!

  13. 16

    Well, you’ve covered a lot of great ways! We make our own detergent, that would be one way. Babywearing would be another one. And wooden toys! Love wooden toys!

  14. 22

    Congratulations on going natural. Breastfeeding really is the best thing for a baby. It’s the most easily digestible food source for baby, and it also imparts some of the mother’s immunities as well.

  15. 23

    My sister breast fed both of her children. It’s so good for them. Some mothers think it’s gross, but it’s not. That’s what boobs are for when you get right down to it. They are baby feeding devices.

  16. 24

    I am happy to say that my kids do rarely take medications because I am not fond of it. I also try to use all natural products on my kids.

  17. 25

    These are some wonderful tips for your child to start out with a natural life. I can’t wait for our second baby so I can make baby food from scratch! I wish I would have done that with our first.

  18. 26

    I am such a huge Burt Bee’s fan for me. I’ve never tried it on babies though, I wish I would have, I’m sure I”d have loved their baby line!

  19. 27

    My family and I use tons of products from Burt’s Bees! We love them! I wish they had been around when my daughter was a baby!

  20. 28

    We were always careful to keep chemical cleaners out of the home and we used Cloth Diapers with our last baby. We weren’t necessarily trying to be Green; but more healthy and frugal.

  21. 30

    Love all those natural products. My kids have bad rashy skin and so I have to be very careful with products!

  22. 31

    These are great tips and I love Burt’s Bees products. We try to steer clear of juice and soda for our kids. Sometimes a diluted juice but mostly just water for my kids!

  23. 32

    I love Burt’s Bees products!! I had no idea that they had products for kids!

  24. 33

    I agree with everyone else here – cloth diapers certainly go a long way towards a natural lifestyle. I love Burt’s Bees !

  25. 34

    I’d say watch the plastics, make sure the toys are made from safe materials. Which means, no dollar store toys!!

  26. 36

    I love that there’s so many natural product options out there now. Always loved Burt’s bees!

  27. 37

    My kids are older now but I still resist from giving them medications unless absolutely necessary. They also had breastmilk for as long as possible.

  28. 38

    I love Burts Bees. When I started to live a more natural (as possible) life many years ago they were one of the first companies I started to purchase from and support.

  29. 39

    I don’t have kids yet but I know that I would like to try cloth diapering.

  30. 40

    I love that there are so many more natural products on the market these days. And that cloth diapers made a comeback!

  31. 41

    The more natural the better. Thank you for sharing.

  32. 42

    Great tips! I agree with them all. We are big on being as natural as possible with our lifestyle.

  33. 43

    This is a great list of tips! We did all of these with my girls. Breast milk works wonders!

  34. 44

    Great tips. I can’t think of any to add. You seemed to hit all the basics! We use a lot of natural oils for remedies like coconut oil and shea butter.

  35. 45

    We had to use natural products on my son thanks to his allergies. Burts Bees is one of our favorites.

  36. 46

    These are great tips. I think it’s important to use natural products.

  37. 47

    These are nice reminder tips for every mother. Getting into making baby food and even some natural skin products for your baby can be fun, and you can use them too!

  38. 48

    We love Burt’s Bees. I think I am a little biased since they were originally based out of NC.

  39. 49

    I love going with natural products when possible. With my first child I was young and didn’t know much but with my other children I have been protective about what products we keep and use in our home.

  40. 50

    I love Burts Bee, Used it on my kids and myself

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