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Time To Go Down To The Woods Again

Added May 25, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Exercise, Parents, Vitamin D

I remember a song from my childhood (Teddy Bear’s Picnic by Anne Murray) which went: If you go down in the woods today You're sure of a big surprise If you go down in the woods today You'd better go in disguise! For every bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain Because today's the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic. Picnic time for Teddy Bears The little Teddy Bears are having A lovely time today Watch them, catch them unawares And see them picnic on their holiday. See them gaily gad about They ...

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Do Our Children Really Need All Those Plastic Toys?

Added March 27, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise, Parents

There has been a lot of attention recently in the UK about a nursery school/ preschool in Bristol (not too far away from me here in Somerset) that has taken the decision to replace the school's plastic toys with cardboard boxes and other natural items. This is a 'back to basics' trial to encourage improved socialising and creativity. Although the trial is just for a month, it may be made permanent. What has the school found to date? Staff say the 'back to basics' ...

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Why You Might Need An Humidifier In Your Home

Added March 17, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Health, Top 10

Humidifiers are renowned as a useful helping hand in the home, preventing the flu, alleviating asthma symptoms as well as allergies and dry coughs while reducing snoring, healing dry skin - and rejuvenating less than healthy house plants. Modern homes are often warm and cosy in winter thanks to central heating or kept cool in hot summer months with the help of air conditioning. Workplaces have similar circumstances. But the air produced in these environments can be too dry.  Whether heat is removed ...

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Why New Moms Want Healthy and Smooth Skin for their Babies

Added February 18, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Environment, New Moms, Parents

Every mother wants her baby to have a lovely, smooth skin. And this has many health benefits too. Why it is important to create a healthy and protective skin Not everyone realizes that the skin is our largest organ but they probably know that it provides a protective barrier from the environment. If babies suffer from dry or broken skin, they become more vulnerable. They can be uncomfortable and itchy but unwanted allergens can enter through cracked skin (in the form of food particles in ...

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The Smallest Splinter Can Cause Painful Problems

Added February 2, 2019, Under: Children's Health, How To, Natural remedies, Parents, Top 10

We've all done it! We've managed to get a tiny splinter of wood or something else into our foot or our hand - and then wondered how to get it out again. And if it is your child who has a splinter, then there can be a lot of drama involved! Instead of getting out the pair of tweezers and prodding and poking, we thought you would like some easier, more gentle ways to get rid of that splinter... Our top ten natural tips ...

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Why You Should Beg, Borrow or Steal that Baby Tooth Back from the Tooth Fairy!

Added January 25, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Dental Care, Diseases, Technology

Our children's baby teeth (like umbilical cords although less controversial) contain stem cells that can cure diseases and grow replacement tissue and bones in the body. If you can collect and store them, those baby teeth can potentially be used to treat diseases that might arise when your child gets older - or even for close family members with serious illness. Scientists and doctors alike are now suggesting parents keep their children’s baby teeth. If your child is diagnosed with certain types of cancer, the ...

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The Top Trio from HNO For Moles, Warts & Skin Tags

Added January 10, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Health, Skin Conditions

We thought you might like to know more about our "top trio of products" - and what they can do for you. These three natural products will help you to regain clear unblemished skin gently and effectively.   Moles are very common Everyone has at least one while some may have as many as forty or more. Most moles develop during our lifetime but some one per percent of us are born with moles. Moles are normally small and visible as brown or dark spots in ...

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How Many Hugs Are You Giving Away?

Added January 6, 2019, Under: Children's Health, How To, Top 10

Hugging has become more popular than kissing in recent years, especially when greeting or comforting friends and family - and with good reason because hugging comes with lots of health benefits too. Top ten reasons to hug someone! It is universally comforting and accepted by most cultures. It leaves you with a warm feeling when you give a hug or are hugged in return. Hugs help to reduce the stress someone is feeling when you show your support.  In addition, it ...

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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 ...

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Please Let Your Children Go Barefoot!

Added December 23, 2018, Under: Children's Health, Environment, Exercise, Parents

We have written before about the advantages for us all to go barefoot - but we never emphasized the need for babies and children to go barefoot too. Many young parents are anxious to put shoes on their babies as soon as they start to walk but don't be in too much of a hurry. Bare feet are important for the proper growth of the foot and even for brain development. There are lots of other good reasons too... Going barefoot helps to ...

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