Enter to Win from Vaccishield!

VaccishieldThis giveaway has ended. 

 

The winners are…(winners will be contacted by email to claim their prizes)

 

Christine

 

We all get lots of exercise/physical activity. I try to make healthy choices for my body and mind and love myself in the hope that my daughters will see that and love themselves, too.

 

Rachel

 

The biggest thing I do to keep my kiddo healthy is to be a good example of healthy habits. Monkey see, monkey do, right? I try to eat right and stay active and since he eats what I eat and comes along with me for all of my activities (because he’s still a baby), hopefully, he’ll grow up to see those habits as a normal part of his daily life. I also breastfeed and will until he weans himself, and make sure we have lots of fresh veggies and fruit on hand for meals and snacks… basically every decision I make is for the health and well-being of my kid. From where I live to where I shop to what I do with my own free time…

 

Cara

 

We make homemade yogurt, sweetened with stevia, to keep everyone healthy We also just recently switched to cooking with coconut oil, and I love it!

 

Charlotte

 

Having 4 stepkids and 2 year old daughter, encouraging healthy habits is a must in order to prevent the plague of the month entering and destroying our household (LOL!). Handwashing with sweet smelling castille soaps whenever using the bathroom and before every meal; we try to make each dish colorful like the rainbow — raw veggie salads must be eaten first; we take vitamin C supplements; and soak our toothbrushes in grapefruit seed extract at least once every couple of weeks. Finally, we are so fortunate to live in a beautiful place so we take lots of family hikes, for example, this morning we hiked to some blackberries and chowed down before breakfast. xo

 

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If you’ve made the choice to vaccinate your children, or may consider doing so in the future, this giveaway is for you.

 

Enter to win one of four great prizes from Vaccishield

 

Mothering is a long-time advocate of inspiring and assisting parents to make informed decisions about their child’s health.  Catherine Clinton is one of those parents, and a few weeks ago she shared with us how her desire to make informed decisions for her son led her to design Vaccishield–a nutritional supplement for children before, during and after vaccinations.  Read about the ingredients in Vaccishield.

 

Now four Mothering members will have a chance to try it for free! Four winning comments will be chosen by our team on July 31st and announced here and on Facebook on Aug 1st. Each winner will receive one unit of Vaccishield, valued at $26.99!

 

To Enter:

 

 

 

Share one tip you have for keeping your kids healthy in the comments section below.  It could be a hand-washing routine, how you inspired them to love new vegetables, an outdoor game you play, or anything else that keeps them healthy! 

 

And don’t forget to share this giveaway with friends!

 

The contest ends at 11:59 PM PT on July 30th and the winners will be announced by Aug 1st. Please review the terms and conditions before entering.

 

 

Melanie Mayo-Laakso

About

Melanie Mayo-Laakso is the Content Manager for Mothering.com. Mothering is the birthplace of natural family living and attachment parenting. We celebrate the experience of parenthood as worthy of one’s best efforts and are at once fierce advocates for children and gentle supporters of parents.

 


59 thoughts on “Enter to Win from Vaccishield!”

  1. I breasefed her for 2 1/2 years and make sure she eats well-balanced and healthy meals. We also wash hands with soap and water thoroughly several times/day. In the Summer, she gets plant of fresh air and sunshine. In the Winter months, I make sure to give her vitamin D3 to help with cold/flu prevention.

  2. We have a garden in the backyard so I know he’s getting plenty of fresh, pesticide-free fruits & vegetables.

  3. We all get lots of exercise/physical activity. I try to make healthy choices for my body and mind and love myself in the hope that my daughters will see that and love themselves, too.

  4. I breastfed my daughter until she was 2 1/2, we eat an organic and vegetarian diet, I delayed immunizations until after she turned 3, and we have an organic backyard garden that she loves. Okay, that’s four, but I don’t know which tip I would say stands out more than the others…

  5. I give my kids a whole foods multivitamin and vitamin c with their gluten free, casein free healthy breakfast. I insist they eat plenty of fruits and veggies, we buy little to no processed foods and I teach them about real nutrition. They have very limited screen time and plenty of fresh air and exercise. We read and let them have as many books as they want.

  6. The biggest thing I do to keep my kiddo healthy is to be a good example of healthy habits. Monkey see, monkey do, right? I try to eat right and stay active and since he eats what I eat and comes along with me for all of my activities (because he’s still a baby), hopefully, he’ll grow up to see those habits as a normal part of his daily life. I also breastfeed and will until he weans himself, and make sure we have lots of fresh veggies and fruit on hand for meals and snacks… basically every decision I make is for the health and well-being of my kid. From where I live to where I shop to what I do with my own free time…

  7. I have an 8yr old and a 3 mo old. Time outdoors is a must! We spend time outdoors each and everyday. For the oldest, she is super active and exercises enough for our entire family, but tends to be a very picky eater. The introduction to new foods is routine… hoping she will find a new found favorite veggie or fruit. Additionally, we, minus the baby, take daily multivitamins.

    For the baby – Just as many others have mentioned, I breastfeed her – which is THE healthiest for her until it no longer works for us. She gains the nutrients she needs and she gains the Vit. D from the time we spend outdoors.

    We do what works for us – We are constantly trying new things – some we keep, some we discard :)

  8. Food wise: I love having my children shop and cook with me….we do a lot of taste testing 😉 I feel it’s also just as important to have family meals together as much as possible.

    Lifestyle wise: Play, play, play!!!

  9. I breastfed my son till he was just a little over 3 years old. I think that has played a huge part in his good health. And I’ve always taught him good hygene habits.

  10. Avoid shopping with little ones, and if you do WEAR YOUR BABIES! (Talking about the shopping carts that hold all those lovely viruses.)

  11. I am breastfeeding my 2 month old and dreading the coming decisions about vaccinations. So I hand wash, breastfeed with love <3; and I take immune support herbs like echinacea when I am feeling run down or exposed to sickness.

  12. Breastfeeding is my one major tip! Still BF’ing my almost 3-year-old (and my 3 month-old) and he rarely gets sick. My daughter self-weaned at 19 months when I was pregnant but she still rarely gets sick at 4 years-old

    We also walk on the beach every day, so they get plenty of sunshine and exercise.

  13. Only home-blended fresh baby food, and breastfeeding as a primary food source for as long as possible. I wear her in the store, or use a cart cover when she wants to sit.

  14. I breastfeed my 2 year old and we eat a mostly plant based diet, and buy organic whenever we can afford it.

  15. breastfeed, monitor sugar intake, and get plenty of VITAMIN D. works for us so far! (planning to add probiotics also)

  16. We always make sure the kids get fresh air everyday and sunshine if possible. If not, then they get extra vitamin D drops!

  17. We breastfeed, wash hands often, and use Thieves hand sanitizer when out ‘n about and don’t have our friendly castille soap handy to wash our hands with. Thankfully, so far, so good!

  18. We do a variety of things to keep our girls healthy. Brestfeeding the baby and i have started making baby food with ingredients from our CSA. I watch the amount of artificial ingredients the kids get as well and have cut out artificial sweeteners. We aren’t huge hand washers b/c we feel like germs are good way to build immunity (unless of course we’ve been at a play area, in a bathroom, or some place exceedingly dirty!)

  19. We live on an organic farm so we spend as much time in the dirt as possible and eat fruit and vegetables straight off the trees/vines.

  20. We make homemade yogurt, sweetened with stevia, to keep everyone healthy :-) We also just recently switched to cooking with coconut oil, and I love it!

  21. My daughter is a natural lover of fruit, but to make veggies more appealing we cut them into interesting shapes, also for broccoli, we call them baby trees, and she loves them :)

  22. I breastfed and now that my daughter is 3 we try to make good decisions about food and have made excersize and activity a big part of our day

  23. My children are toddlers so germ prevention is huge for us! We ALWAYS wash our hands. Being out and about is hardest. I’ve learned to keep a travel size bottle of spray sanitizer in my purse. It’s so convenient when wipes aren’t available. I spray shopping carts, high chairs, toilet seats, anything that they touch. I can’t avoid them touching dirty thing and this gives me reassurance that I’m doing my best to keep them healthy. My children are not often sick and when they do get a virus, it doesn’t last very long.

  24. We are always buying organic (as much as possible) and we grow our own veggies in the summertime!

    I love having my son help me cook, too..

  25. I breastfed my son until he self-weaned at 17 months and am currently breastfeeding my 7 week old daughter. I thought the second time around would be easier, and it has been in some aspects, but I had to battle mastitis this time. I didn’t give up, even when the pain was awful, my post-pregnancy hormones were hitting me full force, and I felt so discouraged! Now I’m 99% back to normal and I’m SO glad I didn’t quit! I wanted to do what was best for her so much!! Now I know we will have less of a struggle with sicknesses (my son never had an ear infection and avoided most sicknesses when I was still BFing, but had a really hard year this year since I worked in public school and brought home all those viruses that he’d had protection against before). Plus I’m decreasing my chances of breast cancer (my grandmothers had it and my mom had a bad mammogram recently and has to go back in a few months to evaluate again).

  26. A love for veggies! Organic and Local always if possible. I routinely quiz my kids on diffrent types of veggies and fruit. I hold them up and ask what is this? I want them to know what Kale is and ginger and so on. I then tell them why they are so good!

  27. Having 4 stepkids and 2 year old daughter, encouraging healthy habits is a must in order to prevent the plague of the month entering and destroying our household (LOL!). Handwashing with sweet smelling castille soaps whenever using the bathroom and before every meal; we try to make each dish colorful like the rainbow — raw veggie salads must be eaten first; we take vitamin C supplements; and soak our toothbrushes in grapefruit seed extract at least once every couple of weeks. Finally, we are so fortunate to live in a beautiful place so we take lots of family hikes, for example, this morning we hiked to some blackberries and chowed down before breakfast. xo

  28. I read “Let’s Have Healthy Children” by Adelle Davis when I was pregnant with my first and followed her suggested vitamin regimen throughout five pregnancies and breastfeeding. I have the healthiest children I know. My 21-year-old has not had an illness requiring a doctor visit since she was two years old. We’ve had no strep throat, tonsillitis, or bronchitis. Each child had one earache. I have hardly ever had to purchase antibiotics. I am reading a lot in the comments about hand washing–but I think it’s equally important to let your kids get dirty and avoid antibacterial soap!

  29. One thing I did other than breastfeed was (and, of course, some people thought I was CRAZY!!!!) I had a sign that hung on the carrying part of my little ones carseat that was in the shape of a STOP sign and read “STOP…..please wash your hands before touching mine!” It really worked when we were out and about!!!

  30. One of the best ways I have found for keeping my kiddos healthy is by reading blogs and staying up to date with natural parenting news. From breastmilk smoothie recipes (which I would never have thought of) to recommendations on vitamins I have been able to keep my family healthy.

  31. The breast is best! Food is organic, lots of water, lots of physical activity and most importantly, laughter! We also see our chiropractor and osteopath for checkups, too!

  32. Breastfeeding! My 2 year old and 2 month old are tandem nursing to stay healthy :) We also eat as much homegrown food as we can get our hands on :)

  33. I breastfeed both boys to keep them healthy and make sure they have an option of fresh fruit and veggies at every single meal.

  34. We faithfully wash hands especially after school or being out and about. We also try to eat lots of fruit and veggies. :)

  35. I breastfed as long as they were into it, give them a whole food multi-vitamin, and also give them water kefir for digestive health!

  36. We breastfeed. I also sanitize things like cart handles when we’re out, but I don’t freak out if my kid gets into something “dirty” at home as I know it will help build natural immunity and help their health long term overall.

  37. Sleep. Sleep is precious and mends the ill and prevents the illness. We have good sleep rhythms and set them in from a very early age. “now is time to rest our sleepy heads upon our beds, tomorrow is new and i will wake from sleeping the whole night through, ready to to run, play, and laugh a lot too.” our evening “prayer”…

  38. Breastfed until age 2, lots of handwashing, I’ve made a special tea tree oil and lavender hand lotion for disinfecting, lots of outdoor play, sunshine and fresh air! We eat organic foods, we grow a lot of our own veggies which my son helps tend and harvest. Lots of sleep!

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