parents see organic baby food in health food stores or regular
grocery aisles and simply pass it by. You probably think I grew up
on regular baby food and Im fine. Think about it this way, do you
baby proof your gardening chemicals, or is your baby allowed to eat
and drink pesticides? Okay perhaps its not an equal comparison,
after all there are only small amounts of toxic chemicals from
pesticides and fertilizers in traditional baby food but do you
really want to take the risk?
So do these chemicals really affect the health or your child? Many people believe that chemicals just wash away through our system and dont stay around, but theyre actually absorbed into the body and accumulate. Kids who eat regular baby foods have been found to have noticeable levels of pesticides and fertilizers that disappear when theyre switched to organic food. While the effects of these chemicals havent been 100% proven to harm children, it is suggested that they could damage internal organs and even change cellular structure. Even if these effects havent been proven, is that a chance you want to take with your child?
Now, you may or may not notice the change to your system when you switch to organic food, but the change will be more noticeable for your child. Babies are not only using their food to survive, theyre using it to grow. Babies and children eat much more food per pound of body weight compared to adults. They also process it differently. Some studies have found that pesticides and other chemicals can affect children as much as ten times more than they affect adults.
You may notice that the price tags on organic baby food are a little
bit higher than on regular baby food. There are some ways to reduce
the cost without risking the health of your child. Certain
traditionally grown foods are still very low in pesticide levels and
are safe for your baby. These include bananas, broccoli, mangos,
papaya, pineapple, and sweet peas. You should switch to organic for
high pesticide level foods such as apples, strawberries, peaches,
pears, and spinach. Another way to cut back costs is to make your
own baby food. That way, you can buy or grow organic vegetables and
be sure of what exactly is going into your babys food. Do a search
for homemade organic baby food online and youll find thousands of
great recipes your child is bound to love.
In our modern day society full of sick or obese children, its a good idea to get your child to start eating right as early as possible. The best way to do that is by giving them organic baby food. That way you know your child is getting all the benefits of the fruits and vegetables without any of the hidden dangers of pesticides. If thats not enough for you, remember that buying and eating organics also helps protect the environment to ensure its healthy when your child is grown.
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It seems todays society is becoming totally apathetic to the world around them. Many children in particular are more concerned with playing the latest video game and dont really pay much attention to the environment around them. It may seem hard to get your children to show an interest in the world around them, but you can get them to care if you start early and take small steps. You may not make a difference overnight, but you may just make a difference in the future of the planet.
Teething can be a horrible time for babies. Not only does a new tooth cause pain and discomfort for your little one, it also can be scary to have something new growing inside their mouth. While there are lots of products on the market, such as baby Tylenol and teething gels, these products can be dangerous for your child. Before you go shopping at the pharmacy aisle, try some of these natural remedies to stop teething pain.
One of the newest trends in parenting is baby sign language. People in the deaf community have known for years that babies could communicate through sign long before their vocal cords allow them to speak, but the trend didnt really catch on because of the false assumption that signing led to later verbal language development. We now know that not only does signing not keep a baby from talking; it actually helps them to start talking sooner and have better language skills.
It used to be diapering was such a hassle; mothers had no choice but to use cloth diapers, clumsy pins, and annoying covers. Then they invented disposable diapers and most mothers thought it was a miracle. Now, about 80% of diapered babies use disposable diapers. But are plastic diapers really better? Before you go grab a pack of Pampers, catch up on some of the advantages of cloth diapering.
Like most disposable baby products, diaper wipes can be expensive. They also contain unnatural chemicals that may harm your baby. Instead of spending all that money, why not make your own, natural, safe homemade diaper wipes in just a few minutes?
When we were kids, our moms had one choice for cloth diapers. It involved folding, pins, plastic covers, and a lot of frustration. Many of us have simply switched to disposable diapers because theyre more convenient. Well, most cloth diapers today are not only convenient, theyre also more attractive and sometimes work better than disposable. The key to using and sticking with cloth diapers is choosing the one that works best for you. Here are some of the cloth diaper options on the market.
Babies need a lot of attention and theres a great way you can have your baby with your all day, hands free. Imagine being able to cook, clean, shop, and play with your other children all while you baby is safely snuggled up against you. Well you can do that and more with the art of baby wearing.
Most mothers know that breastfeeding is the most natural and healthy option for their baby. The problem is that nowadays mothers need to work, shop, take their other children places, and do a thousand other things; its hard to always be in a private area when your baby is hungry. Social norms make many women feel wrong feeding their children in public areas, but dont let this stop you.
We live in a bottle feeding society. Many mothers not only find
feeding more convenient, they have also been led to believe
that feeding formula is somehow better for them and their baby. This
information is flat out wrong. The benefits of breastfeeding for you
and your baby generally far outweigh any risks or problems you may
Many parents who co-sleep with their infants worry about keeping them in a family bed too long. You probably have worries about your child becoming too attached or that a toddler will affect your marital relationship. Many families continue to co-sleep with their older children, who grow up to become healthy and well adjusted. Just as with infants, co-sleeping makes a child feel safe and loved.
In our modern culture, many people wouldnt even consider sleeping in the same bed as their baby, but the practice of co-sleeping has gone on for thousands of years in many parts of the world. Co-sleeping with your child helps you form better bonds and feel closer to them, helps them feel safer, and has even been shown to improve a childs self esteem and more satisfaction with life when they get older. While many organizations claim co-sleeping is unsafe, there are precautions you can take to sleep safely with your child.
While terribly painful, many times natural childbirth is the best option for having a healthy delivery. It also makes sure that you will be lucid and ready to see and hold you baby once they are born. While most women plan on having a natural birth, many tend to change their minds when the pain gets too bad. If you really want to have a natural childbirth, but arent sure youll stick with it; try these methods to help you prepare for your labor.
There are a lot of different philosophies out there about how to raise your children. One of more popular parenting philosophies thats been publicized in the past few years is attachment parenting. Many people dont understand exactly what it is. Attachment parenting is when the parents try to form a close, special bond with their children. This strong relationship with their parents is said to help a child develop strong, healthy, secure relationships in the future.
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