Friday, July 2, 2010
Friday Favorite- Gentle Healing for Baby and Child
This past week would have been an even longer one without the book Gentle Healing for Baby and Child: A Parent's Guide to Child-Friendly Herbs and Other Natural Remedies for Common Ailments and Injuries by Andrea Candee with David Andrusia. It was the most highly recommended book among moms in the Holistic Moms Network, which is how I discovered it. The remedies are simple, safe, and non-invasive, and most use ingredients available at Whole Foods, like peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils and chamomile tea. I referenced the book several times this week for solutions to Tye's head congestion, but knowing that I had a source for remedies if things changed- if she spiked a fever, or if the congestion moved to her chest- was invaluable. In my opinion, even more mainstream moms could appreciate these remedies in effort to provide comfort and ease symptoms, whether it's along with OTC medications or not. In the middle of the night, with a miserably sick child, this book is an excellent resource.