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I love winter, it is my favourite season, I know some might call me crazy, but I always have loved it. The only thing I don't like about it is the colds and flus it brings!
Now I'm not promising that the following will stop you getting sick at all, we are all human and get the occasional cold, but for some, winter is a constant battle against runny noses and annoying coughing fits.
Here are a few of my immune boosting tips and tricks:
so there you go a few tips to get you started, feel free to share how you go or any tips you may have that you swear by!!
We all love to spend time bonding with our babies and a great way to do so is with baby massage.
We offer infant massage classes here locally in Busselton and our next one is due to start on the 2nd May, you can enrol here.
During the course we provide a free massage oil to use and keep. It is an organic almond oil base with a very faint hint of lavendar and mandarin. Now I guess you might wonder why organic? Well many reasons here are a few:
If you would like more info on our calming baby massage oil you can check it out here.
Whimsical forest animals, winter berries and soft blossoms make up our AW16 range. I really love this release and so thankful for our amazing graphic designer from Blossom Tree Designs who has helped bring my vision to life!
Here are a few photos for you.
And this one is just for good measure:
Thanks for stopping by and supporting my little organics
First week back at school here for us here in WA and I am absolutely stuffed!!
With two at school and the other two home, (one two years and the newest addition 3 months) it was the simple logistics of it!! Between school drop off and pick up and dance lessons etc, over 50 times getting the kids in and out. In between feeding a goliath of a baby and a toddler that is suddenly eating her weight in food per day, it felt like all I managed all day was to get them dressed and fed and in and out the car!!
SO with one very clingy toddler in toe coupled with a very hesitant 6 year old with her first week at year one and lots of tears and a toddler clothes lining herself on a metal pole, tripping over steps, falling flat on her face in the middle of the basketball courts and many other stacks and bumps she had at school drop of time, it was at the very least stressful!!
My oldest thank goodness was a gem!! Straight off into his class and super excited to be back with his mates, helped by the return of his best friend who left half way through the year last year. I am very grateful for that.
Then by the end of the week, tired bickering kids, I mean I love them all dearly, but give me strength or a bottle of wine!! But wait that's right I cant drink I'm breastfeeding!! Ok so just go quietly insane!!
photo courtesy of pinterest
But somehow out of the blue, this morning with no hubby home, no milk, no bread, no breakfast cereal, and a trip to the shops with four HUNGRY kids, and a trip back to the shop to retrieve missing thongs (don't ask my oldest thought he was a monkey whilst out shopping) to only discover said thongs where actually in the car the entire time, something interesting happened.
Back in the house 5 mins, and before my morning coffee (watch out world without this i DO NOT function!!) the two oldest where fighting about everything. I felt like a pressure cooker, it was going to get UGGGGL-Y!! But instead, somehow and I still don't know where I pulled this from, I quietly got up asked both of them to sit opposite each other in the hallway. Instead of ranting and raving and time out, I explained that they where to both sit and look at each other and take turns telling 5 things they like about each other. I walked off made my coffee and came back to giggling kiddies who are still nicely playing with each other an hour later as I sit and write this.
I am not saying its a miracle worker, it just happened to work for me this morning and its got me thinking of how I can think outside the box more often and if any of you out there have any other amazing tips that we could possibly share?
What do you think?
AS a mum to four kiddies and Nutritionist and Infant Massage Instructor, its safe to say, that kids health and well being is a passion of mine. As is strengthening the bond between mother and child, as sometimes maternal instincts don't kick in and it can be hard to bond and feel that connection. there are many things I believe that can help, one being baby wearing (another massive love of mine - don't even ask me how many dollars worth of wraps i own!!) and the other is baby massage.
Baby massage is a great skill to learn and it has been proven to help strengthen the bond between parent and child and assist with mothers suffering with PND. I am not saying it will cure it, as always if you are suffering with PND or think you may be seek professional advice, I am meerly saying it is nice to have something that makes you feel good.
There are many other benefits to massage and these are some of the,:
There are many more benefits and it such a lovely skill to learn, if you would like to learn more, check out our massage and nutrition course coming up in May.
As always, thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day.
What is cradle cap?
It appears on baby's head and can appear as mild yellowy,brown flaky spots or can cover the entire head. Generally appearing on newborns or develops over the first few months after birth.
Why do they get it?
It is believed to be a result of hormones in their little bodies left over from pregnancy. People with a family history of skin conditions such as eczema seem to be more prone to have babies with cradle cap. The sebaceous glands secrete a substance called sebum causing the bumps. These secretions tend to slow down as the baby develops and in most cases the cradle cap clears up on its own.
Is it it a problem?
Sometimes the little spots can become inflamed and then infected, the spots become very red and swollen, if you suspect this to be the case always best to get your health care professional to check it to be sure.
Can I do anything to help get rid of it?
AS mentioned above it often clears up by itself but here are a few things that can help in the meantime: