Category Archives: Natural Remedies

Motherhood // Bathtime Necessities

Both Hera and I have grown to love bath time and it’s become part of our bed time routine. While I was pregnant I bought just about every bath product and toy I could get my hands on; however, I’ve found that when it actually comes time to bathe my little beauty I keep reaching for the same few things. I thought I would do a quick post on my favorite bath time necessities that both Hera and I are currently loving. Let me know what you and your little one’s bath time favorites are!

Babo Botanicals. I love the lavender scent, it’s so soothing and it almost puts Hera to sleep before I can get her jammies on. I find that on the nights we bathe Hera, she sleeps so much more sound. Babo Botanicals is a plant-based formula which always scores brownie points with this mama. It is also certified organic and is rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Another added bonus, they take pride in the fact that their product is made on a farm in the good ‘ole USA!

Natural Sea Sponge. These natural and eco-friendly sponges are so incredibly soft. They create such a luxurious lather and are gentle on the most sensitive of skins. Natural sea sponges actually contain enzymes in them that inhibit the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria – but the amazing thing is they are toxin-free and completely hypo-allergenic. Why would you use any other sponge?

Green Toys Bath Toys. It’s nice to have something to keep Hera occupied while bathing her. We absolutely love Green Toys, so it came as no surprise that their bath toys were a must in our household. All of Green Toys products are made from recycled plastic and other environmentally-friendly materials. We love that their toys improve the overall health and happiness of the planet, all while putting a smile on my little ones face. We simply cannot get enough of these toys! While the tugboat and submarine bath toys are great for playtime and rinsing off Hera’s soapy little body – during playtime she loves her pink dump truck!

Blooming Bath. We just love our Blooming Bath; not only for it’s convenience but for it’s incredibly cute softness. Unlike other plastic tubs this plush flower sits in our sink and creates a soft and comfortable little seat for Hera. The bath itself soaks up the warm water which keeps her cozy throughout the entire bath. Once we’re done, I just throw it in the dryer (and washing machine every few baths); it’s dry in just a few minutes and ready for the next adorable bath.

Zebi Baby, giraffe pajamas. Zebi Baby not only uses fabrics that are Intertek Eco Certified and Oeko-Tex 100 Standard Certified, but their designs are amongst the cutest. Their prints are the perfect blend of vintage and modern looks and are made of the highest quality sustainable materials. These super soft onesies and pajamas are Hera’s favorites after bath time. We are currently loving these giraffe printed ones!

You can learn more about these products here: Babo Botanicals, Blooming Bath, Green Toys and .

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February 9, 2014 - 10:40 pm

Teghan - Doiron LOVES his green toy Submarine that he got from Santa this year. I miss the co-bathing we used to do but watching him play and make-believe is pretty awesome too, we had to brush the submarine’s teeth in the bath last night before we could do his.

Motherhood // Coconut Oil + Cradle Cap

Do not say I did not warn you. It was inevitable that this space was going to become a “mommy blog” and you know what, I cannot say I am sorry about that. Becoming a mother has to be the greatest achievement. All the ups and downs are completely and utterly worth it. I have never been so excited to wake up in the middle of the night to feed her, change her or soothe her. I’ve grown a patience that I never thought existed and my heart has swelled to ten times its size. Little Miss Hera Bea has my heart in every way.

Most know that with motherhood comes a plethora of concerns but being a rookie, I had done my fair share of researching just about any concern that could possibly come my way; cradle cap being one of them. I told myself that I would work hard to prevent my little one from getting it and in the midst of nursing, diaper changes, sleep deprivation, and dreaming of showering I almost let that prevention slip through my exhausted hands. Fortunately that prenatal research really helped. I found out a great natural remedy that proves to be tried and true. It probably comes as no surprise but the secret weapon is coconut oil. It seems like there isn’t anything coconut oil can’t prevent, fix, aid or remedy these days and cradle cap isn’t an exception.

Most pediatricians will recommend a dandruff shampoo to rid your little one of that flaky scalp, however; if you’re like me the thought of using a harsh chemical-laden shampoo on your precious one’s scalp has you shaking in your boots. Luckily, the use of coconut oil is far gentler on your little one’s skin and way less toxic. The process is simple, rub a little oil in between your fingers to soften it and gently rub it on the scalp. I like to do this right before nap-time to give it time to soak into the scalp while your little one is sleeping. Because coconut oil is a fairly dry oil, it surprisingly does not make that much of a mess, meaning no greasy residue. Usually when baby awakes the coconut oil has been absorbed into the scalp leaving no reason to bathe or wash it out. This is a great way to prevent and treat that horrible cradle cap. I even use the excess oil to hydrate Hera’s skin, the properties that make up coconut oil are extremely hydrating and it even have a natural SPF thus blocking those harmful UVB rays – but I digress.

Just make sure the coconut oil that you are using is 100% pure. I use a raw, cold-pressed organic coconut oil, which you can find here. The benefits of coconut oil are limitless – I could start a whole series on how to remedy just about anything with coconut oil, but for now let’s just tackle one thing at a time because that’s about all the time I have these days.

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January 15, 2014 - 11:18 pm

Sean - I am so excited about this becoming a Mommy Blog!! You know I’ll be checking in regularly to see what you’ve got.
-Sean Nicole