How to avoid sabotaging your milk supply

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There’s a lot of things that can sabotage your breastfeeding efforts early on. I highly recommend that you educate yourself during pregnancy or take a refresher course even if it’s your 2nd+ child.

There’s so many important things that other bloggers miss in their articles too. I’ve seen plenty of articles about pumping schedules, diets and supplements, the claim that it’s all supply and demand. They miss they fact that a healthy bond with your baby is an essential component for breastfeeding…

How to Treat Cradle Cap Naturally

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Here’s an easy, safe and natural method for treating cradle cap.

Cradle cap is the dandruff or flaky skin babies get usually on the top of their head. It’s generally agreed that it’s quite normal, harmless and caused by hormonal changes. People say it will generally go away on it’s own.

However, with a safe and easy method to remove it there’s no reason you need to wait it out.

Washing Cloth Diapers

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Washing cloth diapers doesn’t have to be a pain in the butt. Once you get into a routine and find the most convenient methods for your living space, it’s really not too difficult. It’s definitely worth the money saved and not having to run to the store for new diapers.

Previously, I talked about all the great benefits of cloth diapers, particularly using cotton terry squares. Now, I want to share with you how to keep them hygienic and stain-free.

Homemade Washing Powder Recipe

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So, I finally decided to try making homemade washing powder, and I’m so glad that I did. This stuff works really 100 times better than any washing powder or detergent I have ever bought.

The tea tree oil has great anti-bacterial and anti-fungal benefits. Great for washing cloth diapers or any items contaminated with yeast. Also great for getting funky smells out of stored clothes and sheets.

This powder is also great for washing cloth diapers, particularly if you’ve had issues with yeast or fungal skin infections.

How to Prevent Crying in Infants

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Is your baby crying a lot? Do you wonder what the secret is for having a chilled out, happy baby?

People often comment to me how relaxed and happy my son is. He has a bad day now and again, but generally he is a very easy, relaxed baby. That’s not to say he just sits around, he’s quite active. However, he rarely cries, is often capable of entertaining himself, and happy.

These are my tips on surviving the newborn period with minimal crying.

How to save Money on Electricity

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Save electricity to reduce your power bill.

Did you just get a shock from your power bill? Are you just interested in how you can use less electricity for environmental reasons or just saving extra cash?

This article is another expanding a bit on an earlier piece on general ways you can save money. You can read that article here.

I have covered here some basic tips for saving on the electric bill. These do not include specific tips for keeping your home warm in winter, as it’s currently summer here and the last thing I want to think about is being more hot. I also think it’s an area which warrants its own post.

So here are some tips that will help you save on energy year-round….

Hand Wash Dishes Fast, Save Time and Sanity

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Want to hand wash dishes fast? I feel your pain. I don’t know anyone who enjoys doing dishes.

Keeping the kitchen clean and tidy tends to be a problem area for many, myself included. If I let those dishes pile up, I lose any motivation to clean them, knowing how long it will take. If I stayed on top of them, there was no problem. However, it would really only take one bad day for them to get out of hand, after which they would continue to pile up.

As much as we’d love to have a dishwasher, we are renting and installing one would require some modifications to the home (something we don’t want to deal with).. Here’s how we hand wash dishes fast, as a family that cooks a lot…