Posts Tagged ‘homemade’

robot-hat

Back in 2007, when he was 3.5yrs old, Boy#2 decided to be a robot.

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A number of years ago, suffering holiday burnout, I decided to simplify my holidays. Under the “keeping it simple, keeping it fun” motto, I issued myself an annual gifting challenge — one year everything had to be “previously loved”, discovered in thrift stores and antique shops. Another year, I used reusable wrappings for everything — tea towels and fabric ribbons make great wrapping paper and a gal can never have too many new tea towels!

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This is a great play dough recipe that makes great use of Kool-aid powder for both colour and scent! It’s very pliable and easy to clean up afterwards. When Boy#1 and Boy#2 were in kindergarten, I used to make some from time to time to drop off for the classroom. If stored in a ziploc bag, it will keep for a very long time. This recipe is easy enough for an older child to do with some supervision for the handling of the boiling water.

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I prefer to avoid commercial diaper ointments, creams and balms for Boy#3. Mainly, I don’t like the idea of rubbing chemicals into the skin in his diaper area, but a lot of mainstream rash creams are very bad for cloth diapers — coating the fibers and rendering them unable to absorb liquid.

When I do need to use “a little something” as part of the diapering routine, I like to use my homemade Bottom Balm. It’s easy to make, has 2(!) ingredients — both of which you can pronounce, and it gives a nice sheen to the skin making the next diaper change that much easier to clean. The beauty of using coconut oil is that it is naturally solid at room temperature.

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