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Baby, summer, sunscreen baby under 6 months, Zinc Based Sunscreen -

As soon as the weather gets a little nicer here in Canada, the most commonly asked question on all the Facebook Mom Groups is “What is the best sunscreen for babies.” Today I am going to talk about the best natural sunscreens. Why Natural Sunscreens are a Smart Choice As I have went over in previous blog posts, toxins found in skincare products, sequester or “hang out” in our fat cells. This is particularly problematic for babies and kids because this means that they are not only exposed to those toxins when the product is applied, but the toxins are...

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Baby, diaper cream, diaper rash, food intolerance, rash, teething -

I was saying to my sister today that I don’t know what I have been doing, as I have been blogging for 6 years and have never done a blog on diaper rash?! It’s extra ironic, considering that our diaper cream is always one of our top 2 selling products. So, I hope it was worth the wait, and you find this post to be a lifesaver for your baby’s bottom Most babies spend 2-3 years in diapers, and you are one of those unicorn parents if you make it through that entire time without having to tackle a diaper...

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Baby, baby oil, body butter, calendula, child, dairy, Eco Chic Movement, eczema, itchy skin, new mom, skin, skin condi -

What is Eczema? Eczema is a very common skin condition that effects most people at some point in their life. 80% of babies will have a bought of eczema in their first year of life. Unfortunately Harvey, my son, has not escaped this statistic. By the age of 3 months he has a decent amount of eczema caused by eggs and dairy. I treated it by removing the offending foods, and applying our Skin Conditions Cream. There was much pressure from my doctor to use a cortisone cream, but I was confident in our treatment approach and stayed the course...

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Baby, bay, body butter, child, eczema, itchy, Ottawa, skin conditions cream -

What is Eczema? Eczema is not a whole lot of fun. It typically presents as a red, scaly itchy rash that likes to appear on the creases of the elbows, the backs of the knees, behind the ears, on the face, on the hands. Eczema is quite common in babies and can be found anywhere on the body. It is a form of chronic inflammation of the skin. 5 Foods That Can Make Eczema Worse 1) Dairy- The proteins found in dairy (casein and whey) are the triggers for eczema. It is not an issue with lactose (as in a...

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baby, child, cold, dehydrated, diarrhea, flu, Naturopathic Medicine, Ottawa, sick, tired, vomiting -

With this constantly changing weather knocking people down with colds, and flu season right around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to start thinking about how to manage the symptoms of these illnesses more naturally. As most of you probably already know, preventing dehydration is very important, especially with young children and pregnant women. Drinking water is a good way to help with this, but when people are vomiting and having diarrhea, they are not only losing water they are losing valuable electrolytes as well. Electrolytes are substances such as potassium, sodium, chloride, calcium and magnesium. These electrolytes are essential to proper body functioning as they help send messages in the cells that keep your heart beating correctly, help your muscles to contract and maintain your blood pressure amongst other things.

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