Ways to Raise Your Baby Organically

Keeping your baby healthy and happy is easy to do when you use natural organic baby products that won’t irritate your baby’s skin or upset your baby’s tummy. When you wash your baby’s tiny clothes or let its little fingers wrap around its bottle, you want to rest assured that everything your baby comes in contact with is natural, and in this day and age, it’s easy to do if you’re mindful. When doing laundry with your baby’s clothes, natural laundry detergents are really the way to go. Using detergents that say “free” usually means that they’re mostly natural, but if you still don’t trust that, there’s always homemade detergent as an option. In order to make this detergent, you will need baking soda, borax, soap flakes, and essential oils (Lavender, orange, lemon, and grapefruit are great for laundry). Take 16 cups of baking soda, 12 cups of the borax, and 8 cups of the soap flakes and mix. Once they’re all mixed together, take 3 tablespoons of essential oils and mix with a wire whisk until everything is evenly distributed. Use 1 – 1 ¼ cup per load. Once your baby has started to eat solid foods, you want to make sure you go organic with those, too. You can also make this at home. There are many recipes for organic baby food. Sweet potato, pumpkin, avocado, and winter squash are all great ingredients for natural and nutritious meals. To make organic sweet potato baby food, wash and poke holes in the sweet potatoes with a fork. Wrap the sweet potatoes in tin foil, but don’t peel them. Bake them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 30-60 minutes or until they become soft. After they’ve cooled down, remove the skin by cutting the potato vertically (lengthwise) and scoop out the meat of the potato. You can also add bits of other foods such as squash or apples to make it a full meal. If your baby has not yet moved on to solids, there are many ways in which your baby can still eat organically. There’s formula now available that’s made with all-natural ingredients such as soy milk or goat’s milk. However, the actual formula isn’t the only way your baby can eat naturally. There are now different types of bottles made from organic material. Glass and BPA free bottles are the way to go when searching for an all natural way to feed your precious infant. When doing the dreaded diaper change, there are also ways to stay organic and help the environment, too. Instead of using disposable diapers, try cloth! Did you know that your baby uses approximately 8-12 diapers per day alone? When throwing them away, the amount of trash really adds up, not to mention the amount that it subtracts from your bank account. Using cloth diapers is no less sanitary than disposable diapers, contrary to popular belief. There are also types of organic baby wipes that won’t be harsh to the soft skin of your baby’s bottom. Using organic baby wipes helps your baby feel cool and refreshed with the use of natural ingredients and they aren’t much more expensive than regular baby wipes. A box of organic baby wipes goes for $5-7, similar to regular baby wipes.


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