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Every Parent Should Learn about Food Imprinting
What and how our kids eat is central to their health both now and in the long run. Your early food decisions can help your child learn good food in much the same way that we learn our native language. What a gift!Read full story
The ABC’s of a Healthy and Green Baby Shower
Especially during pregnancy, it’s usually best to keep it simple, healthy, and pure. Here’s our simple approach – with help from the ABC’s – to plan a baby shower that celebrates the life and health of the baby, as well as the Earth she’ll be living on.Read full story
How Modern Cloth Diapers Work
I’m just going to say this now. To those of you who are unfamiliar with the world of cloth diapering it can be very overwhelming and confusing in the beginning. There are all sorts of abbreviations and acronyms and there is no one right way to do it. Every family finds their own system that [...]Read full story
Why We Chose to Cloth Diaper
I was introduced to modern cloth diapering early in my pregnancy. I don’t recall exactly how, but one night I stumbled upon a website with a laundry list of links to online stores who sold the cutest little poop collectors I’d ever seen. Yes, admittedly my love for cloth diapers originally grew from their cuteness [...]Read full story
Why Are Women Giving Birth in the Dark?
Pop quiz: what is the most important factor determining whether a woman has a cesarean or not? How healthy she is? How big her baby is? Whether she has pregnancy complications? These all seem like reasonable answers, but the research tells a different story.Read full story
Three Facts You Need to Know about Babies and Water
Water is essential to maintain health for children and adults alike, and it should be the beverage of choice for all of us, with one notable exception. For infants, water is not necessary and may even be harmful to your little one. Before you give your baby water, review these three facts that every parent [...]Read full story
BPA doesn’t belong in baby bottles
Join me in support of California Bill SB 797. My three minute speech at the State Capitol starts 4 minutes into the rally video. Actress and environmentalist, Amy Smart speaks next.Read full story
What’s in the Bath Water With My Baby?
There’s something indescribable about bath time: the way a small child looks glistening wet, the smell of his damp hair, the sound of giggles and splashing against the acoustics of ceramic tile. It’s a bit enchanting.Read full story
Colic Improved by Probiotics?
The long crying spasms of colic can be exhausting for parents and babies alike. Because babies with colic have been shown in some studies to have fewer species of beneficial bacteria in their intestines, researchers in Turin, Italy wondered whether giving babies probiotics (beneficial bacteria) might help solve the colic.Read full story
The Colic Bacteria?
People used to be convinced that ulcer disease was caused by stress. The treatment of ulcers turned upside down when it was discovered and then proven that they were triggered by bacteria – it wasn’t a psychological problem after all. What if babies who cry a lot more than others aren’t just “fussy babies” but [...]Read full story