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  1. Baby
    Research continues to confirm that exposing babies to microbes when young can help their immunity, and more, a mother's spit may help prevent allergies in their children. We say it over and over: dirt don't hurt. More and more research confirms early exposure to microbes can help a child's...
  2. Green Goods
    No one wants to spend their entire spring season dealing with seasonal allergy symptoms: sneezing, coughing, stuffy, watery-eyed, miserable. And if you do a quick internet search, there is an abundance of advice on of natural ways to treat allergies, from stinging nettles to apple cider...
  3. Baby
    Moms-to-be may be able to protect their newborns from food allergies by consuming certain trigger foods while pregnant, and then going on to breastfeed. Researchers estimate that close to 6 million children under the age of 18 suffer from food allergies. Even more concerning is the fact that...
  4. Toddler & Child
    New findings suggest that doctors may be able to predict what children will develop asthma and allergies based on whether they have eczema and atopic dermatitis when they are one-year-old. It's commonly known that allergic conditions and eczema often go together in children (though allergies...
  5. Toddler & Child
    These days, many children suffer from allergies and/or asthma. Researchers from Denmark have discovered that early exposure to cats may reduce the risk of developing childhood asthma. According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), approximately one in eight children have childhood asthma...
  6. Toddler & Child
    Letting your child eat dirt has surprising benefits. If you want to boost their immune system and reduce digestive problems, a handful of dirt could be the best solution. Chances are you child has taken a bite or two of dirt in their early years. Stop the urge to pull them away. Here are three...
  7. Life with a Toddler
    My 14 month old son is throwing HUGE tantrums. Like back-arching-thrashing-red-faced-and-sweating kind of tantrums over anything. It can be he doesn't want to get in his car seat or I had to take something away from him that he wasn't supposed to have, or even I just walked out of the room to...
  8. Toddler Health
    For about four months now my 18month old gets frequent and terrible diaper rashes. I've tried everything I can think of but nothing seems to take care of the problem. I've gone from generic diapers to Huggies, cut back on sugar intake, changed diapers frequently, etc... I'm left wondering if...
  9. Breastfeeding
    Does anyone know of a natural remedy that could serve as an antihistamine while nursing/breastfeeding? I'm very grateful for all suggestions! Ideally, I'm looking for a remedy that serves as an antihistamine, is chemical free, is safe when transmitted through breastmilk, and does not decrease...
  10. Allergies
    Hi Everyone! I'm hoping to find some guidance/direction here with my 6mo EBF LO. She has been gassy from early on. At 8wks I removed dairy from my diet which cleared up these tiny bumps she had on her forehead and scalp, but did not eliminate the gas. Around 12 weeks, I gave up eggs which...
  11. I'm Not Vaccinating
    Hi! I am new to Mothering and have been going back and forth with the whole vax thing, especially in light of the recent measles fiasco. Just to give you all a little idea of where I stand on the issue and then I will move onto my question... There is so much pressure to vax no matter what. I...
  12. Baby Health
    I read a article related to asthma but I don't remember the link website. I'd like to share the information that I copied for person who has asthma. Asthma is a clinical syndrome characterized by episodic reversible airway obstruction, increased bronchial reactivity, and airway inflammation...
  13. Allergies
    Does anyone know of a natural remedy that could serve as an antihistimine while nursing/breastfeeding? I'm very grateful for all suggestions! Ideally, I'm looking for a remedy that serves as an antihistimine, is chemical free, is safe when transmitted through breastmilk, and does not decrease...
  14. Allergies
    We used to have 2 cats, from before my kids were born until the last one died a couple of years ago. Neither of my kids had issues with allergies at all.<br><br> But this afternoon I took my 12 yr old son to the pound to adopt a cat. He fell in love with one and in just a few minutes of petting...
  15. Allergies
    <p><span>To start - I have Celiac's Disease and tested intolerances to corn, soy, shellfish and walnuts.  Oh and peanuts.  I've never had an immediate allergic reaction...it's just always been more long term autoimmune reactions.  So I'm pretty  much alwyas careful but at times am not as...
  16. Allergies
    <p>I am 16 weeks pregnant and suffering horribly from seasonal allergies. We moved from KS in February to North Carolina and have been suffering ever since. I had allergies bad last year, as well, and was Claritin everyday which helped for sure. <br><br> I am currently taking OTC Claritin once...
  17. Allergies
    So im looking for a little insite into what I'm dealing with. Over a year ago I went on an intensive diet with very low carbs and no sugar. I felt amazing, lost 65 lbs. Then I got pregnant with my son and added some of those things back in, mostly following a brewer type diet. After I had him...
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