Don’t get burned-how to read a Sunscreen label

Don’t get burned this summer, learn how to read a sunscreen labels. Since I live in southern California I wear sunscreen all year around. Even Little Pumpkin Doodle knows that when she plays at daycare to ask for sunscreen before she heads outside. With summer around the corner, it’s the time to purchase new sunblock.
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10 Steps to prepare for baby, so you can catch some sleep

Babysleep1Hi There! I would like to welcome guest blogger Nina from Sleeping Should be Easy. This is the second time Nina has contributed to Mommy’s Organics and I’m thrilled. She’s here today with some great tips on how to prepare for baby, so you can actually get some sleep.

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Warning! Don’t give your teething baby Benzocaine

indexIs your little one teething? If so,  hold off on the over-the-counter products such as Anbesol and Baby Orajel, which contain benzocaine. Did you know that children under two and some adults are susceptible to a rare but serious–and sometimes fatal–condition called methemoglobinemia which greatly reduces the amount of oxygen carried through the bloodstream. And children under 2 years old appear to be at particular risk. [Read more…]

Your Baby Knows What You’re Eating

BabyeatingbIt’s Monday already and only 17 days until the first official day of summer! I’ve been in vacation mode since Little Pumpkin Doodle’s Nanna left two weeks ago. This past weekend was busy; we spent time working on our little herb garden adding Cilantro and Lemon Balm while hanging out with great friends.

I recently read an article that explained that your baby knows what you’re eating before they’re born. The gist was that a baby’s taste buds are more developed before birth since your little one is getting their nutrients from the umbilical cord and amniotic fluid. Could this be why Little Pumpkin Doodle likes pickles so much? Could the reason why I like ice cream so much be because my mother ate ice cream during her pregnancy. Heck, I don’t even know if that’s true, but it sure sounds like a good excuse. [Read more…]