Children & What to Put on Their Toothbrushes?

Added March 9, 2020, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Dental Care, Parents

Parents of babies and young children frequently ask which toothpaste they should use for them? However, using toothpaste can be more trouble and mess that it is worth.  In fact, toothpaste isn’t actually essential for protecting teeth from cavities – but a healthy diet, nutrients and brushing are. How to Brush Baby’s Teeth Once your baby starts to develop one or two teeth, you can start to brush them twice a day for two minutes at a time. Wet a soft-sided, natural fiber toothbrush with ...


Why You Should Kiss Your Loved Ones On The Forehead Every Day!

Added December 29, 2018, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Parents

A forehead kiss is a social kissing gesture to indicate friendship or as a sign of comfort. But it is also a sign of love and affection. The forehead kiss says "I care about you" without having to actually say it. Here are six of the main reasons why people give forehead kisses 1. As a blessing.  Parents and grandparents will often give children forehead kisses as a way of blessing them, wishing them good health and happiness. 2. As a sign of affection Loving someone can ...


Boost Your Young Child’s Memory With a Daily Daytime Nap

Added August 30, 2018, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Pregnancy

We all love a good night's sleep and of course children benefit from one too. But apparently the combination of a good night's sleep and a daytime nap can hold the key to a better memory as well as improved emotional welfare in children. Researchers have found that one without the other are insufficient to boost memory but that the two together are a winning combination! More about the research Neuroscientist and Associate Professor, Rebecca Spencer, has been behind the research and she says: "Individually, ...


Is the Use of Wet Wipes Adding to the Risk of Allergies in Children?

Added April 8, 2018, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Skin Conditions

We have written about the dangers of wet wipes when they are flushed down the toilet and end up causing blockages in pipes and plumbing - but now there is a new reason to avoid these modern conveniences. What is this new reason? Wet wipes could be putting babies and young children at risk of allergic reactions.  This is because their use could create a breach or break in the skin's natural protective coat, making it more sensitive to chemicals. What has research ...


Children Who Sing Can Improve Both Their Hearing & Their Self Confidence

Added January 4, 2018, Under: Babies, Children's Health, How To, Parents

Do you have children or grandchildren who love to sing and, if so, do you give them every encouragement? It seems that you should because even just an hour of singing per week can increase your child's confidence and, surprisingly, help those children with hearing problems to hear much better. Researchers even go as far as to say singing can be a powerful medicine. And of course people of all ages will benefit from singing too. Research at the University College in London The researchers ...


Honey & How To Know If It Is The Real Thing!

Added September 14, 2017, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Diseases, Health, How To

Honey is popular with so many and for a multitude of reasons but, unless you know your source, you could be palmed off with fake honey. There are six top tips that honey experts use to make sure that the honey they are eating is 100% genuine... How to know that your honey is the real thing Check the label.  You can see from the photo here that the honey I use is LOCAL to where I live in Somerset.  It is ...


When Postpartum Psychosis is Closer to Home

Added April 12, 2017, Under: Babies, Diseases, Drugs, New Moms, Pregnancy

A couple I have known for several years are sharing their story in honor of World Maternal Mental Health Day which takes place on 3rd May. The birth of their daughter Sofia marked the start of an incredible journey, but it was also one of the most shocking and saddest times of their lives because ten days after the birth, Benedicte was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis. This is Benedicte's story... Ten days after giving birth, I was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis and admitted ...


Natural Remedies for Young Babies Who Cry from Colic

Added January 25, 2017, Under: Babies, Children's Health, How To, New Moms, Parents

Moms and dads find it really hard and frustrating when their young baby is constantly fussing and crying. They wonder if they are doing something wrong when all the time it could be something as simple (or as complicated) as colic. Acupuncture for babies Although met with scepticism, research from Sweden has claimed that babies with colic may cry less if they are treated with acupuncture.   The recent study has been published in the British Medical Journal Acupuncture in Medicine. The study ...


Pregnancy & How A Very Natural Home Birth Can Be Successfully Achieved

Added December 3, 2016, Under: Babies, Environment, How To, Parents, Pregnancy

I was delighted to read the very recent story of the birth of baby Isobel to my friend Erin and her husband who live in New Zealand. She is an apothecary  of natural health and was determined to give her baby as natural a birth as possible. She kindly agreed to my sharing her story as a guest post here... As soon as I realized I was pregnant again, I set about making sure I had the best birth team on ...


Pregnancy & A Newly Discovered Benefit That Comes With Breastfeeding

Added November 7, 2016, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Pregnancy

Recent research has highlighted a wonderful component of breast milk which perhaps no one suspected in the past. A mother's milk can change its make-up to suit the baby's requirements at a specific time of need. How does this work? When the baby drinks from the breast, a vacuum is created through which the baby's saliva can make its way into the mother's nipple.  It is believed that the mammary gland receptors interpret the saliva for signs of  bacteria and viruses and, if ...

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