As a new father I have to say there are so many things in this world that I thought I knew about babies which are just completely wrong, or that I honestly had never heard of. I can honestly say that after almost three years of having a son I wouldn’t trade him for anything. Everyday there is a new surprise or something new to laugh at, or in some cases finding something new to cry over. This past year has truly been a great time in my life but it has been full of surprises. For instance I have found myself crying when listening to certain songs or watching certain music video’s that I have been able to listen to or watch for years without any effect. I find myself apologizing profusely to my son when I made him cry simply by laughing at the wrong time. I also can’t help but smile when my son laughs or help myself from feeling sad when he cries. I have never felt as much pride in anything as when my son first started crawling and trying to stand or the first time I heard him say daddy (even though he was yelling at me at the time). I have often heard and so far it seems true that whenever you have your first child you will go to any lengths to take care of your child even if it’s something that sounds completely ridiculous.
The problem we ran into and still do every so often is a persistent Diaper Rash that just nothing seems to clear up! Our poor child seems to be very sensitive under his diaper so much so that it seems every week he gets a new spate of Diaper Rash right after we cleared up the first one. Now I can’t stand to have my son in pain or discomfort in any way, but then again what good parent could? So when he first started to get the Diaper Rash we of course went online to look up cures, and talked to our parents to see what they thought was best to get rid of this. Then we went to the store and started snapping up Desitin and Butt Cream and anything else that seemed like it might work. None of it did a thing! Then something wonderful and surprising happened, you see my Wife is a professional writer doing articles just like this (in fact you can see some of her articles on this site). Around this time she had an article to do on something called Manuka Honey and as she wrote the article she started to tell me some of it’s amazing properties.
This honey is made from only one source the Manuka Bush (a type of Tea Tree) found in New Zealand. The Honey has a ton of curative properties associated with it whether it be swallowed or used to rub on the skin for cuts, stings, rashes and the like. After reading all of the things this Honey could supposedly do we decided that we may as well try it out since nothing else had been working. We went out to our local organic food shop and found several different strengths for the Manuka Honey. We found out that these Honey’s could be quite expensive depending on the strength. We have used both 500 and 250 and found that the stronger the honey the better it works but also the pricier it gets. A bottle of the 250 is around $20 and the 500 runs around $40. The most amazing thing though is that by smearing this honey on the diaper rash it did indeed go away!
So remember even if nothing else seems to work, check into herbal remedies or natural remedies because there might be something out there that can surprise you as well when nothing else seems to work.
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Manuka Honey- return2health.net