Natural Baby Care

Written by Amy Hall
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Natural baby care is more important than ever, because a newborn's skin is extremely sensitive to the artificial ingredients found in many commercial body lotions, baby wipes and powders. In addition, babies spend all of their time in diapers, which means that their sensitive skin is constantly coming into contact with urine and feces. While the newest diapers on the market are much better at drawing moisture away from baby's bottom, diaper rash can still develop.

The key to treating diaper rash is to catch it from the onset. Natural baby care products that contain soothing almond oil, as well as sandalwood and chamomile, can stop irritation in its tracks if applied at the first signs of a rash. Once diaper rash sets in, it can be extremely difficult to treat, and often requires a prescription ointment from your baby's pediatrician.

Another great natural baby care product is a moisturizing natural body lotion. Look for formulations that contain chamomile and lavender, as these scents are extremely soothing and can provide your baby with comfort. If you are having difficulty getting your baby to calm down for sleep time, then you might want to bathe him or her in lavender scented bath water, and then apply soothing lotion or oil in a massaging motion over his or her body. This usually works wonders in terms of getting a fussy infant to fall asleep.

Natural Baby Care for Sensitive Newborn Skin

Although most people are aware that a newborn baby's skin is ultra-sensitive, it often gets overlooked that toddlers and small children continue to have sensitive skin. Therefore, it is essential to choose natural bath and body products that won't cause any allergic reactions in your children. The best products for babies and children contain no synthetic ingredients or chemicals that can irritate the skin and cause discomfort.


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Depends entirely on the state/province . galerenly,though, it depends on whether you meet the areas fishing requirements (licenses,age,etc.) because the law is geared more to resale/commercial usage and whether the species is of special interest (rare,endangered,at risk,etc.).If under the age of 16 (age most states/provinces require you to have a fishing license),doubtful much would come of it other than a stern warning or probation if it's a common species but parents would be held responsible for any special interest fish (seriously doubtful they are as they were so easily collected.Sunfish species are not hard to keep as long as they are treated like Central/South American cichlids in their housing,filtration.and feeding (they don't require heaters).There are MANY species of Sunfish . some are actually very well suited to smaller (10g) tanks longterm.It is more likely that these are the young of one of the larger species though and they will eventually require MUCH bigger tanks (55g minimum) due to size and aggression (which rivals cichlids).People need to realize that ALL fish (even common tank-raised species today) originally came from a wild environment and it is a matter of proper husbandry to keep them.As far as POSSIBLE fines/penalties? . think in the $500 per fish (average) range with possible jail time (more often probation and loss of licenses) depending on HOW the fish is viewed by the respective state/province. Endangered or prohibited species go MUCH higher.Collect and keep native fish just not for resale.