Do You Find The Hashtag #loveyourlines Convincing?

Added September 22, 2015, Under: Babies, How To, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions, Top 10

Crema sulle gambe

There has very recently been a high profile campaign #loveyourlines carried out among women to see if their attitudes to stretch marks have changed. The campaign gave women the opportunity to embrace their stretch marks by sharing images of themselves and their "lines" on social media but it found that, for most ordinary women, “stretch marks” are really not something they want to post on facebook and elsewhere. Their response was a definite “No”. Nevertheless, there will always be those who are ...


Pregnancy & That Golden Hour After Birth

Added August 8, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Pregnancy

Tiny Newborn Baby's feet on female Heart Shaped hands closeup

We are used to hearing about the importance of that golden hour after being seriously injured in an car accident (or any other type of accident for that matter) when you should be treated promptly by competent paramedics on the scene before being taken to hospital. But now we are learning about a similar golden hour after the birth of a baby In the rush to clean, weigh and measure and generally check the health of a newborn, the baby may be ...


Talcum Powder Can Be Hazardous But There Are Natural Alternatives

Added May 21, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, New Moms

Crying Baby talcum powder container.

Talcum powder is a rather old fashioned substance that was very popular in the past to absorb moisture and reduce friction on the skin - the scented version for women and the baby version for young children. The talc in talcum powder comes from the crushing, drying and milling of mined talc rocks and contains minerals such as magnesium and silicon. I know it is hard to imagine now but, in the past, talcum powder used to include asbestos (we now ...


How To Treat Children’s Skin Conditions In A More Natural Way

Added May 19, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Skin Conditions

Beautiful baby with a lovely toys.

The younger the child, the more delicate and sensitive his or her skin - and all the more reason why you should avoid harsh and toxic chemicals in any treatment you decide to use. Here are 5 skin conditions that can affect children but which can be treated safely and naturally. Eczema This will often appear during the first year of a young child’s life. The most common places are the skin folds of the arms, neck or legs but eczema can also ...


Why Are We Advised Not To Give Babies Honey?

Added May 18, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents

jar of honey with honeycomb on wooden table

I was having a chat with my son and daughter-in-law recently about the warning not to give babies under the age of one any honey – they have a seven month old. We were wondering what was the reason behind this and they asked me to do some research to find out. Well, wherever I looked – whether it was the mainstream media or alternative natural health sites - everyone was in agreement that you should not give your baby any ...


Stretch Marks & The Natural Route To Follow

Added April 13, 2015, Under: Babies, How To, New Moms, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions

close up of pregnant woman touching her bare tummy

There is a social media campaign doing the rounds which was created by two moms. Their #Loveyourlines Instagram account is devoted to "celebrating real women, real bodies, and real self-love." It has over one hundred thousand followers embracing their imperfections. And we certainly salute them. Along with many other new mothers, they have stretch marks on their bodies from giving birth and are proudly showing them off as their “battle scars”. Why does being pregnant lead to stretch marks? Inside, you are busy creating ...


Pregnancy & New Evidence on the Many Benefits of Breastfeeding

Added March 22, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Pregnancy


In the past, we have shared the nutritional benefits to a baby of being breastfed. For example, previous research shows breast milk protects babies against stomach bugs, chest infections, asthma and allergies while conferring other health advantages in later life. Breastfeeding cuts the risk of asthma by 37% in those under the age of three and 17% in those children of seven and older. With one in eleven children now having asthma, any help in bringing down those numbers is to ...


Pregnancy & The Popular Ultrasound

Added March 19, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Parents, Pregnancy, Technology

pregnat woman with a sonogram of her baby

During recent years, the ultrasound scans have become commonplace during pregnancy. But how important are they to your health and that of your unborn child? Ultrasound is an electronic technology. It uses the reflection of pulses of high frequency sound to produce an image and may be used in a variety of circumstances during pregnancy. Most will assume that the routine use of ultrasound in early pregnancy will result in the earlier detection of problems and improved management of pregnancy complications. ...


Eczema & Is There A Link To That Daily Bath?

Added March 3, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Environment, How To, New Moms, Parents, Skin Conditions

young girl in foam bath

In the distant past, people (however wealthy) did not make a habit of having regular baths or showers. It was only in the middle of the twentieth century that bathrooms and shower rooms started to become so popular and now, over sixty years later, most in the Western world would not dream of going without their daily shower. In the same way, babies and children are bathed just about every day of their young lives - often for the sake ...


The Dilemma of Vitamin K Shots & Your Newborn

Added September 22, 2014, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Pregnancy, Vaccines

Baby bekommt Vitamin D oder Vitamin K mit Spritze

In the UK, parents of new babies are routinely asked if they would like their baby to have supplementary vitamin K. They are told that this is needed to make blood clot and prevent excessive internal bleeding. In 1961, after nearly 2 decades of research had been published, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended giving Vitamin K shots after birth. This practice has been the standard of care in the USA ever since. As with any vaccine schedule today, there are ...

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