redkitchenette

 
 
   Sorry for the lack of blogloving people, but I've been trying to take care of my sick little one. The up all night crying episodes didn't leave me with much energy to do anything that didn't involve taking care of her, so I've been a little bit of a slacker. However, she slept last night (Yay!!!) so I thought I'd jump on here and catch up! 

   The bear has figured out how to crawl, but prefers going backwards. It's pretty funny to watch. She doesn't seem to have too much interest in actually using her new skill. Unless of course I leave the room, in which case she's travels very quickly to the other side of the room. I think maybe she's looking for me. Who knows...

   Homemade wipes and wipes solution seem to be a success, which is pretty exciting. I just throw used wipes in with diapers to wash and it really isn't any extra work. I used old receiving blankets for the wipes, but will probably (eventually) get around to sewing some proper ones. The recipe for the solution I made is:

                   2 cups hot water
                   2 tbsp olive oil
                   2 tbsp Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild castille soap
                   2 drops 100% pure therapeutic grade lavender essential oil

   It smells great and seems to be much more gentle on Dav's tush. I have some in a squirt bottle with my stack of cloth wipes and the rest in an airtight container in the fridge. It smells wonderful! If you want to make your own disposable wipes, just pour this solution over a roll of paper towels that have been cut in half  with the cardboard tube pulled out. Also, you can add a couple drops of tea tree oil (pure essentioal oil, not synthetic!) to the solution for a natural disenfectant or 2 tbsp of vinegar to make it antifungal. Next up on the agenda is homemade laundry detergent which I would like to make without using borax.

I'm off to put Dav down for a nap so I can try to catch up on the housework that got away from me while she was sick. Have a lovely Tuesday!

P. S. Yes, my boys won the superbowl. And yes, I cried. A lot. Who Dat!?!?!
 


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