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    May 11, 2014
    pH and Common Baby Skin Conditions

    Nearly every baby will experience some form of rash in the first year – ranging from baby acne to eczema and diaper rash. While there are varying causes of these problems, some known and many unknow…

    Probiotics and Skin pH
    May 9, 2014
    Probiotics and Skin pH

    Baby’s skin is literally teaming with micro-flora (bacteria) within 48 hours after birth. That is a good thing! While most of our internal body cavities are functionally sterile, the health of those…

    Tear Free Cleansers and pH
    May 7, 2014
    Does My Baby Need “No More Tears”™ Shampoo?

    Skin pH, while a hugely important topic for baby skin health, can be one of the least understood subject matters by new parents. This is a scenario where some of our most basic tenets of healthy body …

    Baby Skin - From Water to Air
    May 6, 2014
    Baby Skin – From Water to Air

    Baby skin is significantly different from adult skin. It can be five times thinner than adult skin and its basic functions – from producing protective skin oils to making enough melanin to provide n…

    Personal Care to Support Optimal Skin pH
    May 5, 2014
    Personal Care to Support Optimal Skin pH

    One of the most important factors to consider when choosing personal care products for baby is the pH of those products. pH refers to the acid-base scale, with water and most internal body fluids bein…

    skin to skin breastfeeding
    July 19, 2013
    Skin to Skin to Support Breastfeeding

     The first hour after birth is often referred to as the “Magical Hour.” A baby placed on her mother’s chest right after being born tends to show nine distinct stages of bonding including relaxa…

    skin to skin flora
    July 18, 2013
    The Micro Flora Element of Skin to Skin

    When it comes to your skin, squeaky clean is not necessarily best. Although it’s easy to equate a good lather with good health, the well-being of our entire system is dependent upon the right balanc…

    Skin to Skin After a C-Section
    July 17, 2013
    Skin to Skin After a C-Section

    In the United States Cesarean sections are performed on about a third of women giving birth, more than in any other country. The routine practice after surgery is to separate the mother and baby which…

    Skin to Skin Benefits for Postpartum Depression
    July 16, 2013
    Skin to Skin Benefits for Postpartum Depression

    It’s not uncommon to experience the “baby blues” after giving birth. The sudden shift in hormones, the lack of sleep and the transition into parenthood can all contribute to feelings of anxiety …

    What is skin to skin
    July 15, 2013
    What is Skin to Skin Care?

    The most classic definition of ‘Skin-to-Skin Care’ (which is the same as ‘Kangaroo Care’) refers specifically to sessions of 60 minutes of continuous touch between baby and mom in the first mo…

    Coming Full Circle: Immunity is more than science, it is also a state of mind… and touch
    November 11, 2011
    Coming Full Circle: Immunity is more than science, it is also a state of mind… and touch

    As parents, we know the first five years of a child’s life are the foundation for developing knowledge, skills, behavior and emotions. One of the first ways babies experience the world is through to…

    Immune Support from the Inside and the Outside: 3 Pathways
    November 10, 2011
    Immune Support from the Inside and the Outside: 3 Pathways

    The front line defenses of the immune system are located at the respiratory system (lungs), the digestive system (stomach) and the skin.  These three areas are where harmful elements such as germs, v…

    Active Ingredients for Healthy Skin Immunity
    November 9, 2011
    Active Ingredients for Healthy Skin Immunity

    As a parent, you can carefully select hydrating, nourishing and protective all-natural ingredients, which specifically and safely help support skin immunity proper moisture and nutritional balance to …

    Immune Functions of Skin
    November 8, 2011
    Immune Functions of Skin

    This year’s flu strain is making headlines.  While the media debates the effectiveness and safety of the upcoming vaccine for our children, we’d like to add to your toolbox with a few natural app…

    Skin Immunity
    November 7, 2011
    Skin Immunity

    is more than a protective cover, its healthy condition is vital to the functions of our whole immune system. In addition to creating a barrier against the elements, the skin houses immune cells and pr…

    Are Your Baby’s Products Free From the Bad Stuff?
    November 1, 2011
    Are Your Baby’s Products Free From the Bad Stuff?

    The recent news may cause you to have questions about the products you are using to care for your baby’s skin and hair.  But I urge moms to go beyond the boycott. Choose all-natural products.  But…

    Teaching Kids to care about and even embrace Safe Sunscreen practices
    May 14, 2010
    Teaching Kids to care about and even embrace Safe Sunscreen practices

    So the moment of truth arrives.  The reality is, a lot of kids really don’t like and resist applying sunscreen.  I know, I have two boys and sometimes it is a frustrating process.  Patience, as w…

    Foods that fight sun damage
    May 13, 2010
    Foods that fight sun damage

    We all have heard the phrase, beauty begins on the inside.  But did you know you can actually decrease the risk of sunburn by loading up on fruits and veggies and other nutrient rich foods?  Its tru…

    Creating a Healthy Sunscreen Balance -- Vitamin D and Skin Color
    May 12, 2010
    Creating a Healthy Sunscreen Balance — Vitamin D and Skin Color

    Over the past 150,000 years, skin color has evolved depending on the migration patterns of our ancestors.   Skin pigmentation changed to ensure our ability to adapt to new environmental and geograph…

    Don’t Shield Yourself from the Truth: Uncovering the Myths about Safe Sunscreen
    May 11, 2010
    Don’t Shield Yourself from the Truth: Uncovering the Myths about Safe Sunscreen

    Today we’re going to define some terms and talk about some of the ugly truths about the sunscreen industry.  Some of it may seem familiar, but read carefully – those labels can be pretty tricky.…