Arapina : my lifeline
Yes quite frankly this wonderful place has literally been my lifeline since week 3 of baby K’s birth. With the convenience of being just 5 minutes walk from my flat, I discovered this jewel of a place earlier this year and so glad I did, we love the atmosphere in there. I go there at least 2 or 3 times a week to meet with friends or just chill out away from my home life. It’s given me some sort of normality back after recovering from giving birth. It’s a home from home for baby K and she loves it there. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming and it’s now my local ‘ coffee watering hole ‘.
With fabulous freshly made pastries and healthy cakes, sugar-free and organic food, what more could I ask for !
Being right next to the famous Laban Dance School, we get to meet some wonderful people. Baby K is always excited when we go there and gives the biggest of smiles; she is always fascinated by the lovely array of plants arranged artistically over the seating area. She loves meeting new people in there and having cuddles, everyone always spoils her when we go there, how time goes fast when you are enjoying yourself !
The great thing about Arapina Bakery is that it is also really baby friendly and this is part of baby K’s regular routine now and for me the vegan cakes are mouthwatering.
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.