...where you can look at some funky items, made by me and my kids, that are quite practical and homey, all to be used by pregnant and lactating moms, (as well as their doulas, of course).
So, pour yourself a cup of red raspberry leaf tea, browse around, and get some ideas of items you can make on your own, or, if you are running short of time, purchase any of these from our Christian Doula Store.
Please note: Shipping charges are included in all items. If you live locally, each item is $3.
This is the best mixture I have found that takes baby poop stains out of cloth diapers, baby outfits, and even Mom and Dad's clothes.
Instructions for use: Mix ¼ cup into a bowl of hot water. Soak soiled item for 24 hours Toss into washing machine and launder as usual.
Ingredients: 1 part Clorox II, 1 part dishwashing detergent, 1 part Borax
If you make this for yourself or for your clients, please include on the back of the bag the following quotation by Martin Luther:
"Now observe that when that clever harlot, our natural reason . . . takes a look at married life, she turns up her nose and says, 'Alas, must I rock the baby, wash its diapers, make its bed, smell its stench, stay up nights with it, take care of it when it cries, heal its rashes and sores . . .'
What then does Christian faith say to this? It opens its eyes, looks upon all these insignificant, distasteful, and despised duties in the Spirit, and is aware that they are all adorned with divine approval as with the costliest gold and jewels. It says, O God, because I am certain that thou hast created me as a man and hast from my body begotten this child, I also know for a certainty that it meets with thy perfect pleasure. I confess to thee that I am not worthy to rock the little babe or wash its diapers, or to be entrusted with the care of the child and its mother. How is it that I, without any merit, have come to this distinction of being certain that I am serving thy creature and thy most precious will? O how gladly will I do so, though the duties should be even more insignificant and despised. Neither frost nor heat, neither drudgery nor labor, will distress or dissuade me, for I am certain that it is thus pleasing in thy sight. . . . God, with all his angels and creatures is smiling, not because the father is washing diapers, but because he is doing so in Christian faith."
This labor massage oil is made of Canola oil, Clary Sage essential oil, Rose Abs essential oil, and Yling yling essential oil. Yes, it comes to you in a recycled spice jar that has been painted by my three-year-old daughter. 4 ounces.
This baby bidet spray is perfect to use if you want to make your own baby wipes. Just soak wash cloths in the solution, use them to wipe baby bottoms, and then toss into your cloth diaper pail. Yes, this comes in a recycled pancake syrup container that has been painted by my three-year-old daughter. If shipped, solution will come ready to have water added.
Includes baby wash, olive oil, vitamin E oil, tea tree oil, aloe gel, and lavendar essential oil.