Thoughts on Goldenseal:

I think it’s good for keeping the belly button non gooey while the cord bit is trying to fall off. Otherwise, once the nasty cord scab falls off, air drying is the way to go.

More from the “advice” category:

They told me in the hospital that Always pads are too drying to use after having a baby – at least in the immediate weeks, that they are great for a monthly period, but not for the postnatal period. Interesting.

Today we have to start using cereal with Alex. He’s starting to suck down 3 ounces at a sitting.