As you approach the end of your pregnancy, you're probably starting to hear newborn care advice from veteran parents. Most of that advice probably revolves around sleep. Some of it will seem completely ridiculous (like putting bourbon on a baby's gums), while some will contradict other advise you've heard (like letting the baby sleep on his or her stomach). So, what advice do you actually need? Follow these dos and don'ts for your baby's first few weeks of sleep to create habits that will help through all of infancy.
If you are making final arrangements for someone or pre-planning your own funeral and burial, there are a number of ways you can make the process more environmentally friendly:
Preparation of the Body
You may not be aware that is possible and legal to refuse embalming, and there are plenty of good reasons to avoid it including:
The fluid normally used contains formaldehyde, solvents, and methanol, which denature body cells and make them resistant to the natural bacterial breakdown of the body.
During the chilly winter months, the cold, dry air can make your skin feel flaky and dehydrated. Restore its natural moisture with one of these homemade face masks. Each recipe contains moisturizing and fragrant ingredients for an enjoyable experience that will leave you looking and feeling fresher.
Yogurt and Ginger Mask
Yogurt and olive oil are packed with moisture, and ginger contains important antioxidants that will increase blood circulation to your skin, promoting a fuller, more youthful appearance.
No matter where you live in this country, there is a chance that you have issues with hard water. The term hard water comes from the idea that the water is polluted with too many minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. These minerals, which are not naturally present in rainwater, are often picked up from the ground or even in water treatment facilities. From dingy looking clothing to filmy buildup on the shower door, hard water can provide a whole list of undesirable problems in the household.