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If you’re the mother of a child less than a year old, and your child develops a cough, what are you to do? That is the question that I found myself asking just five months into my baby’s life, when my mother-in-law moved out and we put our baby into day care. The week after, the little Apple started coughing. The reason that this is a dilemma is that a) the FDA warns against the dangers of using OTC cough medications in children under four years old (not that I would use conventional medicines anyway, as a naturally minded mama); … Continue reading
Unfortunately, the number of essential oils you can actually use on your baby, toddler, or young child is rather limited. This is because of the potency of many essential oils and the fragility of your little one’s still-developing systems. I would recommend a kit of just 5 essential oils for your young ones, with the following important caveats: 1) Use 1/3 the dose you would use on an adult (so if an adult recipe calls for 9 drops, use 3) and 2) DON’T use ANY essential oils on or near an infant under 1 month. Here’s my kit: Lavender (Lavandula … Continue reading