Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday's Mamas Musts: Lanolin

This is going to be a short but important one.  Do not forget the importance of lanolin.  Most everyone knows that it is a great nipple soother in those first few months of getting nursing and your latch down.  What you may not realize is that it comes in handy again when your nursling begins teething.  Your nursling's latch changes during the introduction of teeth and teething pain so you need to work with them again to maintain good nursing habits.  Lanolin is a great soother when you are being used as a soother for sore gums!
My other uses for lanolin:

  • I also use a tube of it to relanolize my wool diaper covers.
  • I use it as a barrier cream for diaper changes.
  • As a first aid ointment on infant scratches because it is safe if they nibble on the affected area.
  • Hand protectant during cold winter months for cracked and dry hands.
What are some of the uses you've found for lanolin?

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