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Fruit & Pesticides

Fruit & Pesticides

We have one kid that would eat nothing but mango all day everyday. Sadly over here we can not grow them in our garden and shop bought ones are a luxury. I do love shopping local & organic but luckily mango has a dense peel which helps to keep pesticides...

Tea & Stress

Tea & Stress

'There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea' - B. Heroux Whilst trying to find out if English breakfast tea was actually good or bad for me (no proof of either yet). I did discover that there is scientific...

Gut feelings

Gut feelings

We have a child with a milk protein and egg intolerance. The process of figuring it out was painful. The weight loss, rashes and the exhaustion in our baby as her immune system tried to fight it. I have heard of many similar stories since then. The thing you can...

Ear Infection

Ear Infection

Who would have thought that this works so well? We have managed to get around antibiotics with a simple onion.This is how it works: 1. Chop an onion.2. Put onion in a teabag (sock also works).3. Seal the teabag and hold over a steaming kettle. 4. Use headband to hold...

Sugar

Sugar

How much sugar is ok for ourselves and for our kids? We tried to start the kids late on sugar but it was relatively easy for us with twins and they were our first. It's harder when you have already got older kids. Home baking let me keep control of...

Nuts

Nuts

Nuts are good for your heart and a good source of protein. Walnuts seem to be on top of the list for our kids. We let our kids crack them open with a piece of wood or a stone from a very early age (no accidents so far) - that...

Leg Compresses

Leg Compresses

My grandparents and parents already used leg compresses to lower a fever - it's a simple trick that got passed down and never fails to work.Fever is a good thing, it's protecting the body against infection. Just when it gets too high (40 degrees or above) it's good to lower...

Scents & Smells

Scents & Smells

I am fascinated by how smell can affect people's mood or even shopping habits or work performance. That good smells can make you happier and how even a whiff of something can straight away bring back memories. Apparently we even tend to choose our partner by smell. Since smell has...

White clothes

White clothes

White or cream clothing is not only pretty on little ones, it also has not been colour dyed. I do like second hand clothing or hand me downs, as all the nasties have already been washed out. I definitely watch out on items that are on direct skin contact. We...

Puppers & Asthma

Puppers & Asthma

Having a puppy is brilliant - hard work - but brilliant. I wanted her for the kids and also a little bit for myself. I had no idea I was also doing the health of my children a benefit. Recent studies show that growing up with a dog actually reduces...

Magnesium Supplements

Magnesium Supplements

I always have magnesium tablets in my cupboard. Once I did not quite feel like my usual self, a good friend and pharmacist suggested taking magnesium. 'It calms your nervous system, and aids good sleep' she said. It also gets rid of nasty leg cramps and I did take quite...

Bath time

Bath time

Weekly bath sorted! We only give our kids a bath once a week in only water. It might sound a bit strange but it is actually better for their skin. We do clean the kids bottoms everyday and occasionally if they are very grubby from the sandpit etc. we give...

Lip care

Lip care

Why do I use eye cream on my lips? I like a natural look and a hydrating eye cream does not put a shine on the lips. So you end up with natural, smooth looking lips and just that. Also lips do not get as addicted, so I don't have...

Trampolines & Kids

Trampolines & Kids

Trampolines get a bit of bad press, we have one in the garden and every time the kids go crazy on it we have the same discussion. How good or bad is it really? No question they absolutely love it and it's good for balance, coordination, improves posture and it's a...

Tablets & Water

Tablets & Water

I learned to drink a whole glass of water with any tablets I take. It's easier on the stomach and water alone does not react with the medication. Juices, coffee, alcohol, tea and milk can affect medication to the point that they stop working. The good thing is the more...

Disinfection Spray

Disinfection Spray

We have a wild child at home, which made me add a disinfection spray to the staple content of my handbag. Clean running water is completely fine for cleaning out small cuts and scrapes, but I find it's not always available. Sprays are great because you do not have to...

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Vitamin D  is good for bone health in babies and children as calcium can only be absorbed properly with the help of vitamin D. Nearly all vitamin D gets into the body through the skin, only a very small amount is absorbed through food. Use SPF 15 sunscreen or above...

Apple Juice

Apple Juice

Electrolyte solution vs common apple juice. I believe in water and tea for our girls but it can get a bit boring, so we do offer diluted apple juice as it's one of the fruit juices that has no added sugar. We also give it to them when they have...

Painkillers

Painkillers

The thing about painkillers is to know when to use which one. If one of us gets a headache we never go for Paracetamol as studies show it's as effective as a placebo against pain from a headache or backache. Paracetamol is however useful to lower a temperature when having...

Sunscreen

Sunscreen

Yesterday a friend asked me about sunscreen - it's a debated topic lately as they discovered a lot of them are not that healthy and people even have started making their own from natural oils. The thing is we do not really use much sunscreen. We make sure the kids...

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