by Connie Bogner
That’s what the FDA believes is ok when it comes to exposing our babies and children to toxic chemicals, such as formaldehyde and 1,4 dioxane. Watch out fellow label-reading moms, you won’t see these toxins on the ingredients list because they are byproducts of the formulation..
Editor's Note: Children and infants are uniquely vulnerable to environmental toxins. Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products such as baby shampoo, bath wash, and creams have an increased ability to cause harm because of the rapid developmental processes that are occurring...
You’d think a newborn baby would have a fresh start when it comes to toxic chemicals. But chemicals move across the placenta, so a baby emerges with some of the same pollution in its system as its mother...
Editor´s Note from Zorica Denton: This article is very informative about toxic chemicals that can be passed to unborn child try mothers placenta. Once born, infants take in even more pollution, through breathing, eating, and passage through the skin, just as adults do. They are more sensitive to the chemicals and toxin than adults.
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In a recent study, elderly retired volunteers were assessed after giving infants massage for a month versus receiving massage for a month themselves...The effects the elderly practitioners experienced were stronger from giving infants massages than receiving massages...
by Jack Bourla, DC
Research led by Jessie Garciaguirre and Karen Adolph published in Introduction to Infant Development, Oxford Press, 2007, showed that fourteen month old toddlers fall an average of fifteen times per hour while playing....
Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Did you know your toddler falls 15 times per hour on average? Multiply this per day, week, month, and even year and you will see that these repetitive micro injuries will add up quickly! In this article, Dr. Jack Bourla, discusses current research about childhood falls and how regular chiropractic check-ups can benefit your child so that they can grow into a healthy adult.
Organic diapers are diapers which are made from non-toxic materials i.e. they are made from natural materials or fibers. Organic linen, organic silk, organic cotton, hemp, etc. are some of the fibers that are categorized as organic clothing...
Editor's Note from Zorica Denton: Organic diapers are good for children and for the environment, they are made form natural materials and will prevent irritation on baby's sensitive skin.
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Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: It's never too early to begin nourishing your child. Ayurveda recommends abhyanga oil massage to protect against Vata early on, even for babies! This detailed video reviews how to massage an infant with specific attention to the stroke types, start times and environment (warm and comfortable). Abhyanga allows the nourishing oil to lubricate the skin, muscles and joints, calms the nervous system and encourages restful sleep. *Note that they are using organic coconut oil, which is fine during summertime, but luke warm sesame oil is best thoroughout the rest of the year when it is cold, to encourage ciruclation. Enjoy this wonderful practice with your baby and the beautiful bond it creates. Namaste.
by Dr. Sara Hillesheim, DC
Infants, especially younger ones, spend most of their day on their backs in various baby contraptions. While car seats are important, they are not the ideal form of transport for the infant when not in the car...
Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Dr. Sara Hillesheim gives great tips for taking care of your infant's spine. These are simple changes that can make a big difference!
by Jasmine Sufi
Laughing is ingrained in us from birth. Infants begin smiling during the first weeks of life and laugh out loud within months of being born. Laughter becomes an important part of our daily lives from then on. So why is laughter so important and what does it do for us?...
Editor's Note: Oh the power of laughter! This article explains the affects of stress on the body, mind, and immune system. Laughter, along with acupuncture, are shown to have the same physiological responses on the body which can help manage stress. Laughter may be just what the doctor ordered.
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