Welcome baby "Lovebug"

Welcome Lovebug !
 
 
February 11, 7 lb 10 ounces


Organic mild gentle bubble bath for toddlers and kids

When my daughter was old enough for bubble bath, she gets one every day.  Every few days or so, I noticed her skin got some red patches after she's done with her bath.  I decided to read the label on her bubble bath bottle.  It's a well know kids' products so I assumed the manufacturer used the mildest ingredients, but boy was I ever wrong.  Holding the bottle on my hand and my eyes zeroed in on the "sodium laureth sulfate", and then on the caution: that says "prolonged exposure can cause irritation to skin and urinary tract" !  I flipped because my daughter loves her bath and loves the bubbles !  I can't believe I exposed her to this harmful product.  Needless to say, we discontinued using that bubble bath.

*SLS - sodium laureth sulfate - a toxic ingredient used in products to make it bubble and foam.  You can read it more here:
http://davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/chemicals-in-your-cosmetics---sodium-laureth-sulfate/

So began my quest for natural organic bubble bath !  I'm looking for bath products that is gentle on skin, make adequate bubbles so my daughter can play with and doesn't have harmful ingredients.  Simple enough right ?  it wasn't.  I tried many products and noticed that, since they don't have SLS, the bubbles don't last !  or barely bubbly at all !  Then one day, I came across Green Beaver Bubble Bath !!!!!!!  It has few ingredients and most are organic.  It smells wonderful, the bubbles last a long time, and best of all, my daughter can sit in her bubble bath tub for a long time (20 min.) and no rash or irritation.   It was truly a life saver for us because I was beginning to pull out the hairs off my head, going mad with my daughter repeatedly asking every day, every hour, "bubble bath mommy, BUBBLE BATH !!!!"
Here's the product info:

Key ingredients :
- Formulated with the mildest plant-based cleanser
- Canadian organic raspberry and cranberry emollients
moisturizes skin leaving it soft and smooth.
- Instant foaming hand wash
- Rinses easily
- Non-drying
- Certified organic, nut free, gluten free, vegan, biodegradable


I brought Green Beaver bubble bath from Well.ca.  An online Canadian retailer that sells a lot of organic products.  I hope to try more products from this brand in the future.









Our girls enjoying bath time

ask for wisdom

On each of our prayer list, I'm sure health and financial security topped the list and maybe, just maybe, wisdom is listed somewhere down below.  I don't why we rarely ask/pray God for it ? Having wisdom is like having your own gold mine !  And as we continuously ask God for wisdom, it's like having a bottomless gold mine !!!  Having wisdom to know what is permissible and what is not beneficial to us will greatly reduce unnecessary stress, worries and unhealthy wants/desires in our lives.  Wisdom to pursue or continue to wait in obedience for God's guidance.  Wisdom to know what to say and when to hold our tongue.

Having a family and a full time job, I sometime forget to pray because I'm simply too busy.  Then I noted that life will always be hectic and busy AND because it's moving at such a fast pace, I NEED to pause to pray before I go about my business.  I need His guidance every single day !  so that when I'm in bed I will have less regret on the things I said, the decision I made, the thoughts I allowed to enter my mind.  To not rely on ourself and go to Jesus to seek and ask for wisdom (earthly & godly), to me, is being wise. I pray that I will always remember to seek for His will and guidance.  

The bible has many examples of wisdom and folly that we can learn from.  And it seems to me, self reliance is most often not the best way to go !  I know I'm finite as human being, and it's ok because I have access to a God that is infinite.  Knowing that makes me feel at peace and secure.