A Mommy and Me bath is a great opportunity to spend some quality relaxation time with your little one. This bath recipe, courtesy of Dr. Beverly Huang, ND, has a number of benefits. It can help your baby’s umbilical cord dry and fall off and heal the perineum.
1 entire head of garlic, chopped
1 cup of sea salt
1 tbsp uva ursi leaf
1 tbsp hydrastis root
1 tbsp shepherd’s purse
1 tbsp comfrey leaves
1. Boil hydrastis root and chopped garlic together covered for one hour in 4-6 cups of water. Ensure it does not boil dry
2. Pour over fresh herbs and steep for 30 minutes
3. Strain and pour into bath
This bath can be repeated 1-2 times a day for three days after birth but don’t forget to run the recipe by your healthcare provider before you try it (they may suggest sponge bathing your baby for a period of time after birth).
For more about Dr. Beverly Huang, ND or to book an appointment, visit the Grassroots Naturopathic Medicine website.