Sunday, March 25, 2012

Who Knew: Baking Soda

I was reading the April 2012 Issue of Babytalk and they listed three effective uses for baking soda related to baby that I had never heard of before. I'm all for finding cheap alternatives to chemicals so here they are.
- Sprinkle a few spoonfuls into baby's bath water to help relieve diaper rash.
- Mix baking soda and baby oil into a paste and gently rub into baby's scalp to wash away cradle caps' flaky skin (Lincoln had this bad and because I didn't fully handle it when he was little am still dealing with some residual flaky skin, plus he has so much hair you kind of don't really see it all the time. Our doctor said we could use dandruff shampoo but Lincoln is not good at keeping his head up when I wash his crazy hair so I've been afraid to use it because I didn't want it to go in his eyes. Maybe I'll see how this idea works!)
- Combine 4 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 quart of warm water to clean toys, then rinse and dry.

Three new ideas to try for around under $1.

Also the other day our sink was starting to smell really weird (we don't have a disposal so we have to be careful with the drain) so I brought Dylan into the kitchen to help me perform the vinegar and baking soda explosion experiment in both sinks and I'd have to say the weird smell hasn't come back. Yahoo!


  1. The Vinegar and soda explosion experiment.... and you got to have fun too!!!

  2. I thought I was being so inventive until I read about the same idea in a free issue of Better Homes and Gardens last night. Oh well at least it worked right?