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9 Tips On How To Use Baking Soda to Care For Your Baby

Updated on May 16, 2011

9 Tips On How To Use Baking Soda To Care For Your Baby

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Baking Soda and Caring For Your Baby

Baking soda is one of the most inexpensive products that is found in virtually every home in North America. Baking Soda (especially the Arm and Hammer brand) has a cult-like following from mothers and mommy bloggers online for its versatility. Baking Soda can be used to treat illnesses, deodorize, clean, and even stain your deck! Today, we will be highlighting the various ways that baking soda can be used to care for your baby.

1. Toys and Bath Toys

Parents know that baby toys are found everywhere in the home: from the common room, to the bedroom, to the bathtub. Parents can sprinkle baking soda on their children's toys to clean and disinfect them.

2. Baby Bottle & Nipple Deodorizer

Parents can get rid of that milk smell by simply mixing half a box of baking soda with hot water and let it soak overnight. This will get rid of that unique milk smell that never goes away even after you have washed the baby's bottle!

3. Baby Bath

Adding a few tablespoons of baking soda to a baby's bath will help them maintain their soft skin. This tip is the most popular tip on uses for baking soda and babies.

4. Spot Cleaning Baby "Spit Up" Spots

A great tool in any parent’s diaper bag arsenal is a spray bottle that contains a few tablespoons of baking soda mixed with warm water. Squirt the solution and blot out the baby spit ups on clothes and carpet.

5. Cleaning the Baby's Room

No parent wants to use harsh chemicals to clean the baby's room. Mix one part baking soda to five parts hot water to clean the bassinet, bed, crib, and change table.

6. Baby Cradle Cap Treatment

Parents can mix baking soda and baby oil together to create a baby cradle cap treatment. Simply work into the scalp and rinse for best results.

7. Baby Powder Replacement

Green and Holistic mothers have noted that using baking soda on their baby's bottoms keeps them drier than using Talcum powder.

8. Diaper Rash Treatment:

Parents can mix baking soda with water. Using a sponge, wipe the baby's skin to eliminate and deodorize the acidity of urine.

9. Cloth Diaper Cleaner and Deodorizer

Add baking soda to the washing machine cycle when washing cloth diapers to clean them and eliminate harsh odors. Add baking soda to the diaper pail to reduce the odor as well.

If you are a parent and have any unique uses for baking soda and how it helps you out with your baby, please leave your message in the comments.

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