3 Natural Substitutes for Pedialyte

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Whether it’s your baby’s first bout of the stomach flu, or your toddler’s fourth time catching it this year, all moms can agree that it’s a horrible feeling to see your child sick and uncomfortable.

A quick phone call to the pediatrician and a Google search will point us all in the same direction for rehydration:  Pedialyte.  It’s practically synonymous with childhood.  But have you ever looked at the ingredients?  Artificial sweeteners such as sucralose (Splenda) and Acesulfame Potassium (chemically similar to saccharin), as well as artificial flavorings & colorings.  On top of all that, Pedialyte is pretty expensive!

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Increase Your Milk Supply At Breakfast

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Breastfeeding mamas – are you looking for an easy, delicious way to help increase your milk supply, starting right in the morning?

Well then, look no further!  This simple recipe is full of galactagogues, which is really just a fancy schmancy word for something that encourages your body to produce more milk.  The key galactagogues in this recipe are the oats, flax seeds, and almonds.

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3 Natural Remedies for Cradle Cap

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We’ve all been there.  You bring your beautiful newborn baby home from the hospital, surely convinced that you’ve just birthed the most gorgeous baby of all time.  You beam with pride at this stunningly perfect little creature.  And then it happens.  Flakes and scales start popping up on your perfect child’s scalp, occasionally spreading to your baby’s face, clustering around the eyebrows.

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Cloth Diapering On A Budget

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Cloth diapering is becoming more common these days, and there are tons of options for you and your little one’s bum on the market. However, many of the more popular pocket cloth diapers seem to pushing upwards in price of $20-$30 per diaper. For a family on a smaller budget, those more expensive options may not be feasible. Here are some cost effective ways that you can build up a great cloth diaper stash.

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Easy DIY Baby Photo Setup

 

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Professional photos of your little ones are wonderful and beautiful. They are also expensive depending on your budget, and not something that you would pay to have done as often as you might like to document your baby’s growth! Instead, to capture your little one on a more frequent basis, try this formula for an easy and professional looking photo setup. It gives you creative freedom while still being inexpensive and quick to pull together with a baby waiting not-so-patiently in the wings.

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3 Natural Teething Remedies

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Any parent who has ever had a teething child knows that it’s a miserable experience (and it’s no fun for the baby either!). It’s horrible to see your child in pain, and feel like there’s nothing you can do to make it all go away. Infant acetaminophen or ibuprofen can be a quick fix, but can also leave you wondering about long-term effects, overmedicating, and worrying about the chemicals that are in those medications to make them taste good.

Many of us here at Daily Mom have had these same concerns, so we searched out the best natural teething remedies to help your baby be pain-, and medication-free! Here are our top 3:

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