The Dangers of BPA

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When I came across the NUK glass feeding bottles and reading about how they are free from BPA, I decided to look further into this .  I am trying to keep the aspect of safety a priority for baby K.
This made me ask myself; I wonder how many parents are aware of the ‘ dangers of BPA .’
This chemical substance is found very commonly in the plastic bottles, teething toys and pacifiers that are used for babies. Exposing babies to health disorders not only in childhood but in some cases having major effects well into adulthood. In these times of more and more exposure to toxins, almost everywhere we look, we need to be extra vigilant of just what we are exposing our little ones too.

Happy Insides ! Healthy and Calm Happy Babies !

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I find myself asking why is being organic good for babies and good to support their developing immune systems. How do we achieve happy insides and a healthy and calm happy baby?

How do we best prevent allergies and common childhood ailments; and how best to bring about Happy Insides! Happy Babies!

It makes sense to me that the less toxic material we expose our babies too, the better chance they have to be healthier. All toxic matter derived either from internal mental stress and combustion, or external environmental exposure does result in the baby’s immune system having to work harder to expel this from the body. If the baby does not manage to expel this toxic material completely, then it results in physical symptoms in the body. For example, allergies such as the most commonly know skin disorders, are frequently seen in children these days.

In my situation living in London, I have no immediate control of the environmental factors of being exposed to the high levels of toxic pollution, bar from moving out of London.  In the meantime, what do I do to try and achieve the best for baby K with what is in my control. I decided to do my level best to insure that everything that goes inside and on the outside of baby K, is in as pure and natural state as I can manage. The purer, the less toxic, means baby K does not have to overwork her immune system to expel the toxic material from her body.  I can wholeheartedly say to myself that this has been a contributing factor in providing  a more sustainable environment for a healthy and calm baby K.

 

” That which we put inside baby reflects on the outside and that which we put on the outside of baby reflects on the inside ”

Just now watching her sleep is so peaceful, let’s continue giving her the best that nature has to offer.

 

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The Right of Passage

The Right of Passage

As nature intended having a vaginal birth naturally is a
‘ Right of Passage ‘ for the baby. They instinctively know what to do and when the time is right they will make their entrance. As we know all too well, this is not always the case today, as the ever-increasing trend towards Cesarian sections, whether planned or emergency is very much the norm in all the major hospitals.
So the baby is left without the necessary and instinctive ‘ Right of Passage ‘ to complete their journey of entering this world.

This was so very much made evident to me when right from week two onwards, I started noticing how baby K, would keep moving upwards by wiggling and pushing backward with her feet and shuffling her body towards the top of the Moses basket. We were told that it is now safe practice to always make sure baby is at the bottom of the cot or Moses basket when putting the baby to sleep.

I noticed each time that when she just about falls asleep, she will instinctively just move herself up right to the top of the Moses basket. The interesting thing is that she always ends up in a slanted position towards one side only.
I soon realized she was putting herself back in the womb in a place of safety and familiarity as she goes back to sleep.

When the consultant carried out the c-section at baby K’s birth, the first thing she pointed out was that baby K was lying slanted in an engaged position. This suggests that when she shuffles back up to the top of the Moses basket, she is repeating how she was at delivery when she was still in the womb nearing her time of birth.

Baby K, was getting ready for her ‘ Right of Passage ‘, but just needed a bit more time to figure it out for herself.
However, as a precautionary measure, the planned c-section was carried out.

Organic Nappies and Baby Wipes

With baby K’s nappy care, all I have ever used  since she was born are organic and natural nappies and baby wipes and so far no rashes or nasty surprises. She is comfortable and happy and has not had any reactions or sensitivity. I am sure this has been a contributing factor for her calmness so far as her body does not have to deal with excess chemicals and toxic matter that is in your regular run of the mill nappies. The organic nappies and wipes are slightly more expensive, but I feel this is worth it if it means she can have extra comfort and her skin can breathe naturally and not clog up.
  Not only because it gives baby K, a happy and healthy start in life, but I also see the wider picture and want to play my part in taking responsibility for protecting our environment so I go the extra lengths to not use products that are not environmentally friendly.
I also feel strongly that using environmentally friendly products is contributing to a better life for our children and grandchildren.

Are Vaccine Jabs Toxic ?

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Week 8 is here, and I am taking baby K to the GP for the routine eight-week check.
When booking the appointment, I was told that straight after the GP check, baby would need to go to the nurse for her first set of immunisations.  There is no choice in the matter; it is compulsory for babies to get their immunisations.

However, my worry is that she is so small how will her little body be able to deal with all these injections and toxic material injected into her?  I am left wondering,pexels-photo-325690.jpeg how do we know that these injections are safe and can their little bodies cope with all this toxic matter at such a young and vulnerable age?  Do many people question this or do they just accept this is the norm because we are told that it is essential for the baby to have these vaccinations ?

I ended up talking to so many people who did not allow their children to have vaccinations, they all reported that their children have never become ill with these ailments or any ailments which are familiar to children.  In fact, a homeopath I know told me that the best immunity for the baby is breastfeeding.  I recall this being discussed at the NCT class and the hospital that breastfeeding, if you can manage it is the best for baby.

So I asked myself, is it not better to support a baby’s immune system naturally by breastfeeding, all babies know instinctively where to go for mother’s milk, and that’s the only thing babies want once they are born.

As it so happens in nature, mothers milk is the best for supporting baby’s immune system, as it contains all of the mother’s antibodies and nutrients from breast milk, the baby naturally strengthens their immune system.

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