Bryce is the most amiable, kissable baby. Like his siblings before him, he is just too hard to resist when casting that bright smile my way!
I began mister Bryce on his first solid food last week: Avocado, and Brown Cow Vanilla yogurt. He is my first baby to slurp it down like he'd been waiting on me all this time :-)
One thing is throwing me for a loop these days; Bryce has been battling Eczema. It is not merely dry skin, but an outbreak especially bad on legs and arms. I am working with our dear Doctor Monk to determine the cause and eliminate the detestable rash, but so far I am not seeing the results I'd like.
Here is where I make a query of you mommas - please give me your Eczema 2 cents!
A couple clues: We believe Bryce's Eczema to be caused by a chemical sensitivity, exacerbated by lack of the good oils his skin needs. I am trying to avoid eating anything with chemicals in it (those long unpronounceable ingredients on food labels), taking several kinds of oils including fish oils, and giving Bryce Cod Liver Oil, and Probiotics.
Here' my thought: if he is indeed chemical sensitive (he did not show up sensitive to wheat or dairy) I should probably make some outward adjustments. What about laundry detergent? Chemically treated clothing? Did you know that a lot of baby clothing is treated with Formaldehyde, or that those new tag-less labels inside the neck of baby clothing also has potent chemicals in the ink? (Think that's bad? [!])
Anyway, I have no idea where to start with this information. I'm not prepared to make an overhaul on everyone's wardrobe, but I would do some drastic experiments for the littlest Bug if it might help.
Favorite laundry detergent? I'm thinking about trying Soap Nuts. Would 100% cotton clothing help? What natural ointments would help his skin? I'm going back and forth between Bag Balm and Coconut Oil.
I can't promise to try every favorite tip, but I'd be obliged if you'd bring it on!
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times