The Dilemma of Vitamin K Shots & Your Newborn

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

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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 ...


Are There Natural Ways To Improve Male Fertility?

Added July 22, 2014, Under: Babies, Men's Health, Parents, Pregnancy

Male Fertility - Classroom Board

In a new study at the Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark, reported in the British press, researchers have claimed that toothpaste, sunscreen, soap and other everyday products could be behind a drop in male fertility, finding a direct link between common man-made chemicals and a decline in the potency of human sperm. Researchers say that around a third of the so called ‘non-toxic’ chemicals, used in everyday items, can dramatically affect the potency of sperm cells, leading to a rise ...


Eczema in Babies |

Added August 29, 2013, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Environment, Parents, Skin Conditions

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Eczema is the name given to a group of conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. It is all too common in children with some 20% being affected. All the toxic chemicals and other environmental issues are mostly why this figure is set to rise worldwide (particularly in industrialized countries) causing itchiness, pain and other discomfort so that our young children's quality of life is affected. Baby eczema treatment Baby eczema is a condition that is chronic and needs ...


Top 10 Tips for Treating with Witch Hazel |

Added July 11, 2013, Under: Babies, Parents, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions, Top 10

Dickinson's Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is yet another natural remedy for a whole host of everyday conditions as you can see below. Keep a bottle handy in your medicine cupboard and you will find ten ways or more to keep on using it. You might think that this plant's name - witch hazel - has sinister implications but, with its healing properties, nothing could be further from the truth.  Witch hazel's branches were once used as dowsing rods, that is to locate water ...


Six Safer Substances For Your Baby To Chew On When Teething |

Added July 4, 2013, Under: Babies

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  Right from the beginning, your baby has 20 teeth - all there but buried in the gums. During teething, the new teeth slowly slide and twist their way through gum tissue and this can hurt. Some of the signs of teething Increased drooling Restless or disrupted sleeping Refusal of food Fretting that comes and goes Chewing fingers and hands Mild rash around the mouth Loose stools and mild diaper rash  When babies are teething, their first reaction is to put anything and everything into their mouth, partly out of ...


Pregnancy & Should You Think Twice About That Glucose Test? |

Added June 28, 2013, Under: Babies, Pregnancy


One of the tests during pregnancy that many women do NOT enjoy is that glucose one that is carried out to determine if you suffer from gestational diabetes or glucose intolerance of pregnancy. In the USA, it is usually offered to most women around 28 weeks unless you have a family history of diabetes or had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy, when you may be tested earlier. While it might not be necessary for everyone to be tested, it ...


Right Handed or Left Handed & Should It Matter? |

Added May 30, 2013, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Parents


Although, nearly two and a half thousand left-handed people worldwide apparently die each year as a result of using products meant for right handed people, it would still seem that left handers can be rather special. The trials of being left handed And they do need to feel special because a left-handed person so often has the feeling that they were born into the wrong world. Everything is designed for right handed whether it be scissors, computer keyboards or irons. There are ...


Are Pregnancy Junk Food Cravings Setting your Child up for Poor Food Choices? |

Added March 10, 2013, Under: Babies, New Moms, Pregnancy

Pregnancy on the color nature, series

Whenever pregnancy comes up in books, films or TV programs, it nearly always goes hand in hand with the mother-to-be having crazy cravings. These can cover the full spectrum from bizarre to downright ridiculous – I worked with a pregnant colleague once who would chew on kitchen sponges (those ones with a rough texture on one side for cleaning pots and pans) and I never really understood why. What are the reasons behind these cravings? Although no one can really pin point ...


Pregnancy & The Importance of this Less Promoted Vitamin |

Added October 29, 2012, Under: Babies, New Moms, Pregnancy

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Modern moms-to-be are usually aware of the importance of folic acid, iron, calcium and vitamins in those months leading up to the birth of their baby. But just as important but perhaps less well known is a water-soluble nutrient in the B vitamin stable. Recent research has put choline right up there with the others at the top of the nutrients status Choline is a critical nutrient. It is a key molecule in your brain (a neurotransmitter) and it’s crucial in your ...


Everyday Hazards Facing Young Children |

Added May 31, 2012, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Parents


I came across this article by Dr. Mercola and felt it was so important for all parents of young children to read that it should be repeated in its entirety here on the health blog. Sippy Cups and Other Little-Known Childhood Hazards by Dr. Mercola Sippy cups, bottles and pacifiers are the last items you’d expect to hurt your child. After all, their very purpose is designed for nourishment, nurturing and comfort … However, a new study has revealed that these objects ...

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