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by Sebdann Ingen Shinaig
When Earth Mama asked me to write a guest post, I wasn’t sure how. Was I writing about delayed PPD? Was I writing about birth trauma? Was I writing about the emotional effect of an unplanned cesarean? And how could I possibly separate any one of those things from the others when telling my story? I guess the only way, really, is to share my own journey of discovering and battling all of those things.
Ever wonder what was in your foremother’s first aid kit? We imagine her with a full array of roots and berries, herbs and oils tucked into her trusty animal-skin pouch. What did she keep around for cave boo-boos: the odd singe from the cooking fire, skinned knees from outrunning woolly beasts, or a massive splinter while on the family’s daily 12 mile walk?
My baby has eczema. It’s itchy, flaky, oozy, red and angry. What can I do to help?
At Earth Mama HQ we hear this question more and more often. “Eczema” is an increasingly common concern: as mamas gain a growing understanding about the potential toxicity of ingredients in baby care products they are looking for a natural medicine or treatment to soothe and heal their babies’ skin. As the world takes a greater departure from living the way our great grandmothers did, the personal care aisle is vast, varied and unregulated by the EPA. Great Grandma knew what she was using, but who knows now what’s in baby’s bath, lotion or oil!