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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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This is a blog post I have been getting many requests to write! It is a bit delayed, Harvey is 9 months now, because we were dealing with severe eczema and potential food allergies which delayed and changed the path for food introductions. More on the severe eczema journey later! That is going to require at least a few dedicated blog posts! Having severe eczema increases the risk of having food allergies, so introducing foods was a tense process for us. Harvey finally got his first allergist appointment at 7 months, so we held off on food introductions until that...

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immune system, Sick Child, sickness -

No on wants to see any member of their family get sick. Getting sick is a fact of life, but there is a lot that you can do to try to minimize you and your family’s risk. As with most things health related there are plenty of diet and lifestyle changes you can make to help support the immune system.   Easy Ways to Help Support Your Immune System Foods to Eat Sweet Potato and Squash- High in beta-carotene, which is the precursor to vitamin A. Vitamin A has recently been researched and has shown to be promising against viral...

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birth, Cesarean, postpartum, pregnancy -

 I have seen it happen time and time again in my practice, a woman goes into her birth with a super detailed plan, which includes having a natural birth, and never gives a second though to preparing for a Cesarean. Now I know most women do not plan on having a Cesarean, especially for their first birth, but with births anything can happen and it is best to be prepared. Then they end up blindsided by having a Cesarean and are likely not set up properly at home to optimize their recovery. Some of the things needed for recovery are...

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