Herbal Remineralizing Toothpaste Recipe

Herbal Remineralizing Toothpaste Recipe

Remineralizing toothpaste recipes are many, but this one uses the superfood spirulina to remineralize teeth. Use as tooth powder or tooth paste. Great for kids. Source: Herbal Remineralizing Toothpaste Recipe

Allergies in Infants and Children

Allergies in Infants and Children

Any child may become allergic, but children from a family with a history of allergies are more likely to develop allergies themselves. An infant’s allergic reaction is caused by an overreaction by his immune system. The immune system is developed to fight off illnesses, but sometimes it reacts to something harmless, like pollen or pet… Continue reading Allergies in Infants and Children

Be Fussy about Your Baby Formula

Be Fussy about Your Baby Formula

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that feeding infants a certain type of nutrient-enriched formula led to faster weight gain in infancy—but also made for chubbier children later. Bigger isn’t always better for babies With obesity rates continuing to climb, recent research has aimed to identify what factors—other than the… Continue reading Be Fussy about Your Baby Formula

FDA Confirms Elevated Levels of Belladonna in Certain Homeopathic Teething Products

FDA Confirms Elevated Levels of Belladonna in Certain Homeopathic Teething Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that its laboratory analysis found inconsistent amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance, in certain homeopathic teething tablets, sometimes far exceeding the amount claimed on the label. The agency is warning consumers that homeopathic teething tablets containing belladonna pose an unnecessary risk to infants and children and urges… Continue reading FDA Confirms Elevated Levels of Belladonna in Certain Homeopathic Teething Products

Common Illnesses 101

Common Illnesses 101

Common Cold The common cold (or upper respiratory infection or URI) is a viral infection involving the upper air passages, usually the nose and throat. A runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, and low-grade fever are the usual symptoms, but a cough, sore throat, red and watery eyes, and a decreased appetite may also be present.… Continue reading Common Illnesses 101

Vitamin D and Children: A Good Idea?

Vitamin D and Children: A Good Idea?

The "sunshine" vitamin is vitally important to adults and to children in developing healthy bones and maintaining a healthy immune system. — Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. It’s well established that vitamin D is paramount to bone development, bone fracture resistance, and mood regulation. This “sunshine” vitamin also supports our immune and cardiovascular systems, and endocrine… Continue reading Vitamin D and Children: A Good Idea?

Children Exposed to Potentially Toxic Chemicals Daily in Household Dust

Children Exposed to Potentially Toxic Chemicals Daily in Household Dust

According to research led by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., household dust exposes people to numerous toxic chemicals that are associated with severe health problems. Researchers say that children are particularly at risk. Children, especially infants, are at significant risk of exposure to potentially toxic chemicals… Continue reading Children Exposed to Potentially Toxic Chemicals Daily in Household Dust

Bed-Sharing with Baby: the Risks and Benefits

Bed-Sharing with Baby: the Risks and Benefits

A question to all you parents out there: would you share your bed with your infant? This question is likely to encourage a diverse range of answers, as it is certainly a controversial topic. Some studies say bed-sharing with a baby is beneficial, while others have linked the practice to serious health risks. So, what… Continue reading Bed-Sharing with Baby: the Risks and Benefits

Use Extra Caution When Giving Herbs to Children

Use Extra Caution When Giving Herbs to Children

Babies younger than 6 months {or around the time a child begins eating solid food} should not take herbs internally. Small amounts of gentle herbs can be applied to an infant’s skin via salves, oils, baths and compresses {a cloth dipped in herb tea}. For older children, dosages usually are calculated by weight. Take the… Continue reading Use Extra Caution When Giving Herbs to Children

Fun On The Wild Side ~ INTRODUCTION TO HERBS FOR KIDS: WILDCRAFTING

Fun On The Wild Side ~ INTRODUCTION TO HERBS FOR KIDS: WILDCRAFTING

Take a trip outside your door and look down! What do you see? Do you see little plants growing? Perhaps it is one single little dandelion or maybe you have found a whole area of plants growing and thriving. You won’t have to go far to find wild plants! Sometimes wild plants found around homes,… Continue reading Fun On The Wild Side ~ INTRODUCTION TO HERBS FOR KIDS: WILDCRAFTING