Anyways, this has a point. Now that baby is coming I have thought a lot about what I want and don't want to do as a mother. Unlike some stubborn women who insist they will ONLY do such and such and would NEVER do such and such, I know life doesn't work that way. I know I have all these GREAT ideas and may only follow through on 3 of the 50 so mothers feel free to roll your eyes at this mother to be, but I want to *try* cloth diapering, I will breastfeed for as long as I can (despite the fact that the CF community is super discouraging about breastfeeding. *tear* Although my doctor is all for it.), and I want to baby wear (GASP!), and then it gets even weirder.
After doing research I have decided only to use California Baby products on my baby in the beginning of life. If she is allergic or something then Bert's Bees, but I won't be buying all those "typical" baby brands. I don't want to use lotion since babies are sponges and they absorb everything you put on their skin. I don't want her skin to absorb all those chemicals in the first weeks of life.
I figured I was a product of my environment and that other mothers would think I was crazy. (Maybe I am, when I found out I was pregnant I replaced all our products with natural organic products such as soap and shampoo, toothpaste, etc. I refuse to wear nail polish till baby is born and I threw away makeup that was made in China, sorry China!). Last night I took a newborn care class at my hospital. Now keep in mind this is a hospital not a birthing center and guess what they said!!
- Don't use lotion on your newborn- they don't need it and they absorb everything you put on them.
- Baby wear- babies love it!
- Use California Baby or go to ewg to find other safe products.
- Make your own wipes or rinse store bought wipes since they are full of preservatives and you don't want that on your baby!
Basically, my hospital is so kinda hippieish too and it made me so happy to know that we are on the same page. It may be a result of where in the country I live (but I will never tell!) or it may be the world is turning a little hippieish, but this mama to be was thoroughly impressed!!