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The handmade mama : simple crafts, healthy recipes, and natural bath + body products for mama and baby / Mary Helen Leonard ; photography by Kimberly Davis.

Leonard, Mary Helen, (author.). Davis, Kimberly, (photographer.).

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  • ISBN: 9781940611716
  • ISBN: 1940611717
  • Physical Description: 199 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Whites Creek, TN : Spring House Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introductions -- Materials & techniques. Sewing tips & techniques -- Bath & body tips & techniques -- Kitchen tips & techniques. Recipes & projects for mama. Body care for mama -- Food & nutrition for mama -- Baby bath & body -- Feeding baby -- Playtime.
Summary, etc.:
On your journey into mamahood, making your own healthy meals, soothing skin care products, and everyday sen baby items allows you to choose what goes on and into your--and your baby's--body. Inside you'll find directions for belly butter and baby powder; ginger syrup and healthy first birthday smash cake; burp cloths and changing maths; and much more! --Many of the everyday products we rely on through pregnancy and baby’s first year are actually quite simple to make at home with safe and natural ingredients. Making your own food, homemade skin care products, and everyday objects allows you to choose exactly what you put on and into your body. With help from Mary Helen Leonard, natural lifestyle writer of the blog Mary makes good, you'll create handmade items for mama and baby using sustainable materials. You pick the color. You choose the ingredients. You make adjustments to suit your own tastes and needs. There's nothing better than custom-made, and when you do it yourself it can actually be affordable! The techniques you’ll discover in The Handmade mama will make cooking, sewing, and planning your own healthy baby projects a breeze. From ginger syrup for upset stomachs to baby powder, changing mats, food purees, teethers, and simple toys, this book is stuffed with useful projects, tips, and sidebars for a natural pregnancy and baby’s first year that you’ll cherish.
Subject: Self-care, Health.
Skin > Care and hygiene.
Cooking (Natural foods)
Infants > Nutrition.
Infants > Health and hygiene.
Women > Health and hygiene.
Handicraft.
Natural products.

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Handmade Mama : Simple Crafts, Healthy Recipes, and Natural Bath + Body Products for Mama and Baby
Handmade Mama : Simple Crafts, Healthy Recipes, and Natural Bath + Body Products for Mama and Baby
by Leonard, Mary Helen
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Handmade Mama : Simple Crafts, Healthy Recipes, and Natural Bath + Body Products for Mama and Baby

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Acknowledgementsp. 5
Introductionp. 8
Chapter 1Materials & techniquesp. 12
    Sewing Tips & Techniquesp. 14
        Why Go Natural with Fabric for Baby?p. 14
        Types of Fabricp. 14
        Prepping Fabricsp. 15
        Notionsp. 16
        How to Use the Patterns in This Bookp. 17
        Starting and Finishing a Seamp. 17
        Basic Machine Stitchesp. 17
        Hand Sewingp. 18
        Turning Outp. 20
    Bath & Body Tips & Techniquesp. 21
        Why Go Natural with Bath & Body for Baby?p. 21
        Less Is Morep. 21
        Fresh Is Bestp. 21
        Dried Herbsp. 21
        Food Ingredientsp. 22
        Other Ingredientsp. 22
        Vegetable Oilsp. 22
        Vegetable Buttersp. 24
        Waxesp. 24
        Basic Equipment & Suppliesp. 24
        How to Approach Home Remediesp. 25
        Recipe: Herbal Body Oilp. 26
    Kitchen Tips & Techniquesp. 28
        Why Go Natural for Feeding Mom a Baby?p. 28
        Feeding Mamap. 28
        Feeding Babyp. 28
        Basic Kitchen Equipmentp. 28
        Prepping Finger Foodsp. 29
        Freezing & Storing Baby Foodp. 29
        Recipe: All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flourp. 30
Chapter 3Recipes & Projects for Mamap. 32
    Body Care for Mamap. 34
    Recipesp. 40
        Head to Toe Mama Washp. 40
        Whipped Belly Butterp. 42
        Apple Cider Vinegar Rinsep. 45
        Postpartum Herb Bathp. 46
    Projectsp. 49
        Buckwheat Sleep Maskp. 49
        Buckwheat Pillowsp. 53
        Nursing Padsp. 55
        Nursing Necklacep. 58
        Moon Padsp. 61
    Food & Nutrition for Mamap. 66
    Recipesp. 68
        Icebox Elixirp. 68
        Fruit Teas for Mamap. 70
        Ginger Syrupp. 72
        Hydration Smoothiesp. 74
        Iron Woman Chopped Saladp. 76
        Heat & Eat Rice Bowlsp. 79
        Mama Barsp. 83
Chapter 3Baby bath & bodyp. 86
    Recipesp. 96
        Baby Powderp. 96
        Diapering Ointmentsp. 98
        All-Over Baby Washp. 101
        Oatmeal Scrubp. 102
    Projectsp. 104
        Changing Matp. 104
        Washcloth Hand Puppetp. 107
        Cloth Baby Wipesp. 110
        Upcycled T-Shirt Toukp. 113
Chapter 4Feeding babyp. 116
    Recipesp. 123
        Easy Baby Food Pureesp. 123
        Squeezy Pouch Smoothiesp. 126
        Hilah's Banana Pancakesp. 128
        Slow-Cooked Apple Butterp. 131
        Oatmeal Carrot Thumbprint Cookiesp. 134
        Donna's Basic Sandwich Breadp. 137
        Savory Sammie Spreadsp. 140
        Healthy Smash Cakep. 144
    Projectsp. 147
        Burp Clothsp. 147
        Bottle Coziesp. 150
        Terrycloth Teethersp. 153
        Sarah's Snack Envelopep. 156
Chapter 5Playtimep. 160
    Recipesp. 166
        Homemade Bubble Solutionp. 166
        Yogurt Finger Pointsp. 168
        Sensory Play "Mud" Piesp. 170
    Projectsp. 172
        One-Yard Play Matp. 172
        Ribbon Softiep. 175
        Soft Sweater Ballp. 178
        Upcycled Shakers & Drumsp. 182
        Wishing Tree Mobilep. 184
Appendixp. 188
    Patternsp. 188
    Resourcesp. 193
        Baby Gear and Diaperingp. 193
        Breast-Feeding Supportp. 193
        Favorite Blogs and Informational Web Sitesp. 193
        Further Reading on Ingredient Toxicity in Consumer Productsp. 193
        Health Food and Natural Home Carep. 194
        Local Community Supportp. 194
        Supplies for DIY Skin Carep. 194
        Supplies for Sewing and Craftsp. 194
Contributorsp. 195
Indexp. 196

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