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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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How To Clear Sinus Infections With Natural Treatments

Added April 29, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, How To

Orange Neti Pot

A sinus infection can be very painful but also very common, affecting some 37 million Americans a year. A stuffy and congested nose, pain between the eyes or in the forehead, as well as upper teeth ache, are just some of the irritating and painful symptoms of a sinus infection. Sinus infections are an inflammation of the lining in the sinus cavities caused by colds, flu, bacteria or allergies (including dry nose, swollen nasal membranes, allergies and seasonal hay fever). ...

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Is The Use of Bleach In The Home Leading To Increased Infections In Children?

Added April 10, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Diseases, Environment, Parents, Vaccines, Vitamin D

Hands of child full of wet sand

Advertisers have greatly aided and abbetted a household trend in recent years to free our homes of the slightest possibility of any germs being allowed to lurk - undetected. The sales of disinfecting cleaning products has rocketed as a result. New research from Europe Now researchers from the University of Leuven in Belgium have raised health concerns about the use of bleach, saying: “The frequent use of disinfecting cleaning products – caused by an erroneous belief, reinforced by advertising, that our home ...

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Homemade Vitamin C Gummies For Your Children’s RDA

Added April 5, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Nutrition

frullato di arance e kiwi

One of the most important vitamins you can ensure your children are getting (on a daily basis) is of course vitamin C. There are many fruits and veggies that contain vitamin C in abundance and these should be included their diet as much as possible. Animals manufacture vitamin C but unfortunately humans including children do not. Apparently, they lost this ability during the course of evolution. This is the reason why, in the past, cats survived voyages to the New World ...

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Pregnancy & New Evidence on the Many Benefits of Breastfeeding

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

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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Whether Commercial or Homemade & Natural, Vapor Rub Is Helpful In Many Ways

Added February 28, 2015, Under: Children's Health, Headaches & Migraines, How To, Parents

Blog Image - Vicks Vapo Rub (large)

We have all heard of the long standing remedy known as Vicks VapoRub and we all recognize its aroma! Although mostly known for rubbing on the chest at bedtime, to relieve coughs and congestion during the night, I wonder if you knew that Vicks has many other uses? Most people are able to use Vicks VaporRub without experiencing any negative side effects, although mild skin irritation is sometimes reported.  Vicks VapoRub has been around for over a hundred years and is ...

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