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NativeMom72:
Hello Everyone!

I think that it would be helpful to share some Natural and/ or Homeopathic tips and tricks from soothing a colicky infant and  a teething toddler to alleviating a young child's fever.

Feel free to post here!

Thank you  :)

~pB

NativeMom72:
Hello Everyone!


Here is an article that suggests some remedies for teething. The list is compiled by the author by gathering information from forums posts made by other moms. Many of these remedies are age old and time proven, including:

* Cold Fruit or Vegetables
* Wooden Teething Toys and Rings
* Clove-Oil
Natural Teething Home Remedies: 10 Most Popular Recommendations

http://www.hippiedippiebebe.com/health/remedies/natural-teething-home-remedies/



~pB

NativeMom72:
I found some information on how to properly swaddle an infant, I personally swaddled all three of my children with great success. There is so much debate for and against, I found it helpful. :)


Here is an article on what swaddling is and how to:

Swaddling – what is Swaddling

"Swaddling is an age-old technique for keeping a making a baby feel secure. Although it’s fallen out of favour in the Western world, many Eastern cultures and tribal people still use it.

To swaddle your baby, spread a cotton cot sheet out flat, with one corner folded over a little. Lay your baby face up on the sheet with his neck resting against the fold. Wrap the left corner of the sheet over his body and tuck it beneath him. Bring the bottom corner over his feet, and then wrap the right corner around him, leaving only his head and neck exposed. Don’t cover your baby’s face with the sheet, since that could cause him to overheat or suffocate.Beware of overheating your baby; the aim is to make him feel secure rather than keep him warm. Avoid using a blanket for this,and make sure you don’t wrap your baby too tightly, or his circulation could be cut off.

Swaddling creates a slight pressure around your baby’s body that gives most newborns a sense of security because it mirrors the pressure they would have felt in utero. For some babies it becomes the trigger for sleep, but others don’t enjoy it."

Source: http://www.spiritindia.com/2005/baby-care-swaddling-what-is-swaddling-945/

The following article discusses the pros and cons in an Q&A format:

The Great Swaddling Debate

http://www.pennilessparenting.com/2012/01/great-swaddling-debate.html


Swaddle Blankets for sale:

2 Pack Cotton SwaddleMe

http://www.naturalbabyhome.com/swaddleme1.html?AdID=6840cm00cm07323030cm0pink


Simple instructions on swaddling:


Native American Baby:


Sami (Indigenous people of Norway and other Scandinavian countries) Woman and Child


~pB

Yowbarb:
Hi Pbutter! Another great Topic!
I swaddled all my babies, for the first few weeks.
They weren't totally swaddled all the time, of course.
This really helped a whole lot, especially in the first 2 weeks. My Mother taught me to do that with my first baby. She came and stayed with me and imparted quite a lot of knowledge about swaddling, breastfeeding, etc. I will always be grateful for that. I hadn't been aware that the new infant will startle so much unless swaddled. So she taught me that, the first day home from the hospital.
I was able to help my daughter when her first baby was born.
 :)

NativeMom72:

--- Quote from: Yowbarb on September 10, 2013, 06:34:03 AM ---Hi Pbutter! Another great Topic!
I swaddled all my babies, for the first few weeks.
They weren't totally swaddled all the time, of course.
This really helped a whole lot, especially in the first 2 weeks. My Mother taught me to do that with my first baby. She came and stayed with me and imparted quite a lot of knowledge about swaddling, breastfeeding, etc. I will always be grateful for that. I hadn't been aware that the new infant will startle so much unless swaddled. So she taught me that, the first day home from the hospital.
I was able to help my daughter when her first baby was born.
 :)

--- End quote ---

Hi Barb!

Thank you for sharing and yes, I sure hope that this is one of those traditions that will continue to be passed down to the future generations!


~pB

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