Good Morning! Since I was busy crying with pain last week, over my kidney stone, I've been spending most of this week trying to catch up on household chores. So here is the tip I should have posted on Tuesday.
Smelly Shoes: Simply fill a tube sock with kitty litter, baking soda, or tea leaves; tie the end closed; and place the filled socks in the shoes when you're not wearing them. These sachets can be used over and over in any kind of shoe.
And here are some home remedies for dealing with morning sickness. If you are a first time mommy you should know that morning sickness is just a "morning" thing. It can hit you any time of the day, or all day long.
Keep a snack by the bed to eat before you lift your head from the pillow in the morning. Then, get up slowly.
Make sure your stomach is never completely empty. Carry fruit, cheese and/or crackers around with you to nibble on throughout the day.
Mix 1 tsp. each fresh juice of mint and lime, and 1 Tbls. honey. Take 3 times a day.
Eat a high protein snack before bed at night.
Eat a diet high in carbohydrates and protein, low in fats.
Sniff a fresh lemon peel.
Avoid strong odors and stuffy or smoky rooms.
Suck a piece of peeled ginger root.
Drink red raspberry leaf, peppermint, squaw vine or spearmint tea.
Drink ginger tea made by boiling some ginger root in water. Strain it and add honey to sweeten.
Try taking your vitamins later in the day.
If you are vomiting a lot, try limiting your diet to a single food, one that you know you can tolerate. Add one additional food per day as you can tolerate them.
Everyone is different and what may work for one person may not work for someone else. The most important thing is to make sure your baby is getting enough nurishment. Be sure you discuss the morning sickness with your doctor. Let him know what you have tried and whether or not anything is working for you.
I hope ya'll have a great day. It looks like another gloomy and wet one here. Blah... =(