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World Environment Day 2020: Why Plastic Free Products for Our Children?

Nature’s Child aims to change the conversation around plastic from price & convenience to the healthy development of our kids & pollution prevention.

Today, June 5 2020, is World Environment Day, which is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Here is a message from the UN:

“The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature. Yet, these are exceptional times in which nature is sending us a message: To care for ourselves we must care for nature. It’s time to wake up. To take notice. To raise our voices. It’s time to build back better for People and Planet. This World Environment Day, it’s Time for Nature.” For webinars, resources and practical tips, visit the official World Environment Day website.

The team at Nature’s Child would like to share practical tips on how we can all take steps to living a plastic-free lifestyle for our children. Let’s start with why this is so important! Plastic has become one of the most harmful materials to our environment. From polluting oceans and harming wildlife, to filling up landfills for decades without decomposing, this material is having devastating short-term and long-term effects on our planet.

The main culprits are the companies producing these products. Plastic is cheap, economical and easy to mould, so it’s no wonder its use is so rampant. Our society has become increasingly dependent on plastic products, so making the shift to living with less plastic (and eventually living plastic-free) can be a challenge.

As parents, we can control every ingredient that enters our home and used on our children. As business owners, we control every product we sell. At Nature’s Child, we spend extra time at our own expense to verify any claims that are made about our products. This is a voluntary action to ensure transparency, accountability and authenticity, having selected ACO – Australian Certified Organic as the brand’s independent body which covers GMO-free, fair trade and certified organic in their audits. Furthermore, Nature’s Child brand is an advocate of plastic-free packaging, having gone through painstaking tribulations to get our products entirely plastic-free.

Some facts that inspired Nature’s Child packaging and ingredients

  • 80, 000 chemicals used in everyday products.
  • There is no requirement for chemical companies to show they are safe before selling for production.
  • Everyone assumes a product is safe because it’s on the shelf, but most people don’t know that there are no requirements for any food, cleaning or personal care product to be scrutinised before being sold.
  • Chemicals are studied individually, never as a cocktail which is actually how we consume them.
  • Most current studies on the safety of chemicals are coming from Industry.
  • BPA-free is promoted as healthy but did you know that plastics may still have and likely to have Bisphenol S and F, known as BPS?
  • Famous chemicals banned in the past are BPA, lead, mercury, DDT, asbestos – all proven dangerous and we would never imagine using them again. These are just 5 of 80,000 chemicals in our environment now that we are potentially exposed to every day.

Nature’s Child are the leaders in plastic-free, certified organic mother and baby products that are convenient for parents but don’t cost the Earth.  Nature’s Child strives to make a better planet for our children to inherit, catering to the conscious consumer in us all and abiding to zero-waste and zero-harm philosophies.

3 Most Common Myths About Plastic-Free Living Debunked

Myth #1 – You have to throw out all of your old plastic.

This is one of the biggest reasons why people who want to live with less plastic don’t end up making the change. They look at all of the plastic good they use every day and wonder how they will be able to replace them.

Here’s the thing:

You don’t have to replace all of them immediately! Just don’t buy new plastic products.

First off, the plastic you throw out ends up in a landfill or harming the environment. So, if it’s in your home and it’s being put to good use (and it’s a safe plastic product) then it’s better off staying there.

The key is to not purchase any new plastic products. These are the items you will need to find replacements for if they are absolutely necessary for you to use.

Myth #2 – You have to go 100% plastic-free immediately.

Plastic has become an integral part of many people’s daily lives, so living plastic-free is a big change. In order to make the change, you need to build a habit of living with less plastic. Habits allow you to continue a behaviour for an extended period of time. They can become almost automatic (like your habit of living with plastic right now).

As anyone who has ever had a New Year’s Resolution will tell you, if you dive in head first and can’t keep it up, that habit will never form. It is natural to go back to your old behaviours.

So, you don’t have to go 100% plastic-free immediately. The best thing for most people to do is to take it slowly, one step at a time.

Start with the easiest items to find substitutes for. Then build up from there.

This will help you build a plastic-free habit and mindset, and you won’t feel so overwhelmed.

Myth #3 – All plastic products are off-limits.

If a plastic product is required for your health and well-being, you need to make the decision that’s best for your health. Don’t put your health in jeopardy because the medicine you need comes in a plastic bottle.

At this point, exceptions may need to be made.

But it’s up to you to decide what those exceptions are. Don’t worry about what other people might think of you. It’s your health and your life. You need to make the decisions that are best for you.

 

 

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Our Wonderful Balms

Nature's Child Bottom Balm and Wonder Balm

One Balm for Baby & One Balm for the Entire Family.

At Nature’s Child, we invented Bottom Balm as the ULTIMATE nappy rash balm. This much loved bottom balm lives on nappy change tables all over the world to rave reviews from parents. It is the ultimate in purity and the incredible results speak for themselves. Our customers quickly found that it had other uses and word spread like wildfire how it was also good for cradle cap, rashes, itches, burns, cuts, grazes, dribble rash, newborn pimples and other endless uses.

It’s officially the first day of Winter here in Australia! If you’re looking for a balm for the entire family, Wonder Balm is your go-to! It’s suitable for all ages. We’ve been told new mums have used it for their haemorrhoids after birth, as a lip balm, rashes, dryness and even under their eyes for puffy eyes. Wonder Balm is guaranteed to become the family favourite balm to have handy for all ages to assist with skin irritations, bites, bumps, scratches that need a calming cream on hand. This is the optimal natural and organic replacement for Vaseline and Paw Paw ointment. Pop it in your medicine cabinet and grab it any time your skin has an annoying dryness or rash. You will love the fresh feeling and subtle smell of gentle formula of lavender and chamomile.

Where is Nature’s Child range made? 

Nature’s Child was created in Jannine’s kitchen in Byron Bay, Northern NSW but is now made in a certified organic facility on the Gold Coast which is just an hour up the road from us in QLD.

What are the main active ingredients that help sooth red bums?

Every single ingredient in Bottom Balm is a skin calming ingredient which is why it is so effective. There are no fillers at all. The most powerful herbs are the comfrey and calendula. These are anti-inflammatory and calming with a rich history of use in many cultures around the world. Olive Oil is packed with antioxidants and is highly hydrating and Sunflower Oil is loaded with essential fatty acids, including Omega-6, which have been shown to be effective in eliminating skin infections like dermatitis and sunburns. We use Vitamin E in its natural form known as Tocopheryl Acetate, which is highly moisturising properties for antioxidant protection and immunity. Lavender and Chamomile Essential Oils are calming, both on the skin and nervous system, and they smell divine while being safe for newborns.

It is also important to note what WE DON’T include. Common nappy rash creams at the chemist are based on Petroleum, Alcohol and Lanolin formulas. They also contain active ingredients that are irritants and hormone disrupters such as fragrance or chemical compounds written in large capital letters on the front of tubs to indicate safety concerns.

While claims for a cure on skincare is regulated in Australia, ingredients are not so most people will be shocked to learn that what we assume is SAFE is not regulated at all. Only claims are. This is why we cannot say that our balm Cures anything, we can only let you know that it may assist.

What do you feel are the best ways to prevent nappy rash?

You need to remove excess moisture and avoid friction as a first step in avoiding nappy rash. Any severe rash that continues after these tips may need the help of a naturopath as it could be a gut issue with your bub. 99% of parents can prevent or stop nappy rash by

1 – Avoiding excess soap and chemical based creams that contain skin irritants

2 – Keep babies bottom clean with simple water, pat dry and give nappy free time to air their skin. No nappy time gives friction free skin time

3 – Use talc free baby powder at every nappy change to keep moisture off skin

4  – Use organic cotton and bamboo fabrics with nappies so only natural fibres against the skin

Here is a great resource from the Australian Nappy Association.

What is a good nappy change routine (literally when you’re at the change table)?  

The nappy change space has to be an area that is fun to visit as you will come here many times a day. It is also helpful if it is the most organised area of your home.  Ideally your table is a comfortable height for you so when you bend over there is no back strain. A comfortable mat means your baby is comfortable and happy. Take your time as babies love nappy-free time – many bonding moments are created during nappy changes. Treat it as a joy, not a chore and many delights and memories will be created at the change table. Have a toy or book handy for baby to enjoy. This is a lovely time to do some baby massage, especially if it’s close to bed time.  Have all your nappies folded and stacked for easy access, have access to clean water or have a spray bottle of water there to use, your baby powder, your bottom balm, your baby wipes, your baby wash, your baby massage oil, your nappy liners, nappy bucket, absolutely everything that you may need! Check supplies before you leave the area so you never get caught out.

1 – Remove nappy from your baby

2 – Remove the nappy liner and put aside for flushing if there is poo on the liners or compost or bin if its just a wee liners

3 – Check babies clothing for soiling or wetness and remove any wet or poo stained clothing, checking especially their back just above where the nappy ends,  which is where sneaky poo or wetness  sometimes is left!

4 – Place soiled nappy in nappy bucket

5 – Take a cloth nappy wipe and thoroughly wipe front, back and all creases to ensure there is absolutely no poo or urine residue on your babies skin. Once you are done, take one more clean cloth baby wipe and give one final wipe or check.

5 – If baby is not tired or hungry, allow them time to kick and be nappy free, enjoy a song or chat and take your time to enjoy these few minutes. This is an idea time to pick up your Nature’s Child Organic Baby Massage Oil

While baby is happy, check the area of accidental mess or poo or urine. There is nothing worse than a lovely fresh outfit on your baby getting accidentally soiled!

6 – If there is any sign of rash, use a small amount of Nature’s Child Organic Bottom Balm and spread liberally to both assist calming of the rash and as a barrier to more urine.

7 – If there is no sign of rash, just before you are ready for a new nappy, shake some natures child organic baby powder on their skin and rub lightly to spread powder over the area, this will ensure moisture protection and prevention.

8 – Using a spray bottle of water (if you don’t have a tap nearby) add a drop of Nature’s Child Organic Baby Wash to your hands, spray some water and, wash your own hands thoroughly.  Then wash your baby’s hands if they are a little older. It’s unnecessary for a newborn unless they have accidentally picked up some poo on their hands. Wipe hands clean and dry with a cloth baby wipe.

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How Baby Massage Benefits You and Your Baby?

Nature's Child Organic Baby Massage Oil

Throughout the day, you’re in between feeds, trying to settle bub or changing nappies. Before you know it, it’s bath time and bed time! Where has the day gone?

You might not have had any down time to just…breathe (*sigh*). Luckily, offering a baby massage is a great excuse to carve out time to bond with your bub after a long day. One of the most valuable moments is being able to relax with your baby and seeing the smile on your little one’s face. Bub is also going to love this one-on-one bonding session. It’s a win-win situation!

How do I massage my baby?

Use gentle strokes or a rubbing motion with your hands and fingers. You can gauge whether your baby likes being massaged in a particular area based on their reaction.  Experiment and see what they like! Try massaging your baby’s hands, arms, belly, back legs, feet. Give this useful guide a go – it comes with photos.

Use our Nature’s Child Organic Baby Massage Oil to assist you – your hands will easily glide along the surface of your baby’s skin, creating a comfortable and nurturing experience for both of you. The best part about our massage oil – it is pure, ACO Certified Organic, contains Vitamin E and Lavender oil.

What are the benefits of baby massage?

  1. A restorative effect before bed, assisting with sleep:

Just as adults appreciate some downtime before bed, babies are the exact same! Massaging can help put your body into the  parasympathetic nervous system, also known as “rest and digest” as opposed to a sympathetic state (”fight or flight” response). This is the feeling we get when we perceive danger or we’re trying to flee a harmful situation. That’s what we want to avoid!

  1. Helps to regulate your baby’s breathing: read more from William Sears, paediatrician.
  2. Beneficial for digestion: can assist with colic, constipation, wind.
  3. Improves circulation in the body

When is it a good time to offer my baby a massage?

As long as your baby hasn’t just had a feed (no one likes their stomach being massaged after a big meal, right?), there’s no right or wrong time. However, we recommend offering your baby a massage after a bath and just before bedtime. This will help ease them into a calm and relaxing state and send them off into a restful sleep.

 

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Mother’s Day 2020 is just around the corner…

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“I love my mother as trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.” – Terry Guillemets

There is no doubt this Mother’s Day 2020 may not be your traditional celebration, but that doesn’t mean we can’t send our unwavering love and appreciation to all expecting mums, new mums, aunts and grandmas out there.

To the expecting mums and new mums, we see you and we acknowledge you – we know it is a tough time at the moment but we hope there are many things that you are grateful for and that you continue to thrive. The love, sacrifices and joy that you display every single day with your loved ones don’t go unnoticed – we won’t let celebrating this special occasion slip away.

Why not show any expecting mums and new mums that they are being supported, even from afar. Send a thoughtful gift from Nature’s Child and give them a video call to show that they are being valued and that you are just a phone call away. If you are a mum-to-be or a new mum, perhaps drop your partner a hint. Or why not treat yourself to some products in our store, there is nothing quite like self-love and self-care.

Receive a FREE Z’KIN Organics Cream Cleanser  (valued at $29.95) when you spend $100 or more. Please aim to place your order by Tuesday, May 5th. Note: AUS Post is experiencing some delays due to COVID however we will do our best to get your orders out in time. Offer ends Sunday, May 10th  

Nature's Child Mother's Day 2020

Tips and ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day 2020:

  • Handwrite a sentimental note to your Mum, Sister, Aunt or Nan and post it or hand-deliver it to their doorstep. Check out some creative DIY card ideas here.
  • Order food from your loved one’s local café or restaurant and surprise them for brekkie, lunch or dinner. Don’t forget to support local businesses during this time!
  • Host a virtual Mother’s day party on Zoom, Skype or Google Hangouts with your friends. Tea and scones, anyone?
  • Cook breakfast for your mum or if you’re a mum, hopefully your partner treats you to breakfast in bed!
  • Have some fun, record a TikTok video and send it to your mums’ group – don’t forget to have fun and inject some play into your day!
  • Go for a nature walk near home with your loved ones
  • Enjoy a nice chick flick on Netflix with your family and friends using a Chrome Extension. Woo! Virtual Netflix party!

Lastly, for those of you who aren’t physically with your mothers or children this Mother’s Day, our thoughts are with you. It is so beautiful and touching to see people banding together and supporting their community. We hope you manage to connect digitally or spend time with loved ones this Mother’s Day.

On that note, we’ll leave you with one last quote: ‘’Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller

With love,
The Nature’s Child Team 💚🌿🌳🌏

 

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EARTH DAY 2020 at Nature’s Child

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Today on earth day, we say THANK YOU. We genuinely love and appreciate every single one of you. Is that a weird thing for a business to say? Well, it’s true for what we feel today as we write to you from Nature’s Child Headquarters.

On EARTH DAY 2020. we’ve been reflecting here at Nature’s Child about the last 20 years of our business and what we do for our earth. 🌏 Natures child organic baby products are a reflection of our key purpose and values. Our Children and their children will benefit from everything we create. The life we live now is creating the future we leave for our children. The products we buy are part of this life and drives all our decisions at Nature’s Child.

20 year Anniversary

There is another celebration we have this year. On 1 July 2020, we will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the birth of Nature’s Child Organic Baby Store. It’s been a fantastic journey to be one of the many pioneers in the extraordinary world of business owners that care about our earth deeply.

We are not the biggest, but we quietly work always to be the best. We care about our packaging, zero waste and minimalist life as much as the ingredients and usefulness of our products.

We have always set the standard in care and products for our kids. We have never compromised the price for premium quality.

We can proudly say that we have been one of the millions of caretakers of our planet by caring this deeply. And we have made an impact because of you! You, the customers who believed in us and bought from us in the early days when people did not know what sustainability or organic meant! Now, these words live in our lexicon, and other parents have learned from you that living simply and ethically is possible.

Please plant a seed, a tree, a flower, go for a walk, anything that is easy for you today. Honour our earth, our mother.

With Love
The Nature’s Child Team 💚🌿🌳🌏

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PS: If you feel like celebrating Earth Day today, then you may like to visit this website where

50 year Anniversary

From April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, to April 24, activists, performers, thought leaders, and artists will come together for an empowering, inspiring, and communal three-day live stream mobilisation.

The fights against the coronavirus and the climate crisis go hand-in-hand, and as we work to flatten the curve of this pandemic, we must strive toward the longer-term goal of building a society rooted in sustainability and justice.

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How to protect babies and children from COVID-19

PROTECTING BABIES AND CHILDREN FROM COVID-19 WHILE KEEPING CALM.

Protecting babies and children from COVID-19 while keeping calm.

At Nature’s Child, we are thinking about the safety of our babies and children with love, hugs, respect and handwashing!  We put our heads together and did our research to explore how can we maintain a positive, loving environment to protect babies and children from COVID-19 without too much worry and gloom. 

It’s a challenging balance for us as parents to navigate. On one hand, there is worry, concern and some fast learning about the right actions to protect our families. On the other hand, this could be around for a long time so ensuring a calm, loving home is more important as ever.

The shift from knowledge to acceptance with COVID-19

The shift from knowledge, to acceptance, to a change in our physical behaviours has been swift in recent weeks.  We are all diligently washing our hands more, our kid’s hands, asking visitors to not touch our kids and staying away from anyone with cold or flu among a range of measures to keep our families well and safe since COVID-19 also known as coronavirus, began to dominate our days.

It was only a few weeks ago I visited a dear friend with her baby. She asked me not to kiss her baby. I thought it was a little over the top at the time. She was not thinking about COVID-19 because she was generally protecting her newborn baby from a range of potentially communicable diseases. I can see now that she was ahead of the curve and 100% correct to ask this of me.

Families are naturally sociable. Our children need social contact so it’s easier said than done when people suggest you self-quarantine. Staying at home is fine if you have one of those rare, quiet children that enjoy their own company. Social contact in playgrounds and daycare is how children learn and thrive. So where does this lead us as loving parents who care about our kid’s health and yet wanting to maintain some sense of normal family life. If you would like to get a recap of COVID-19 and remain concerned that your children may be at risk, we refer you to this excellent article from The Conversation.

Good hygiene and coronavirus

Good hygiene is universally acknowledged as the best way to avoid not just coronavirus but a range of communicable diseases such as influenza, colds, gastroenteritis among a range of childhood illness.

The number one prevention for contracting COVID-19 is handwashing. Have you noticed how aware of the thousands of items we touch every day? Kids are particularly tactile. Touching things, then their faces and then mouths happen more than at any other age.

We have always known it but this time it is important to take this seriously. Of all the tips, washing hands regularly with soap for 20 seconds remains the most ideal prevention method. Wearing gloves, masks and quarantine come close second but the evidence on the general public using these methods is thin on the ground. They are vital in medical environments where they are trained to use this equipment correctly and useful in short term situations.

hugging and COVID-19

 

Is it true that children are at low risk of contracting  COVID-19?

Last week the media was reporting that children were at low risk of contracting the virus. Soon after, a child and newborn baby with the virus were reported. At the time of writing this article, one child in Australia has a confirmed COVID-19 infection. Only one newborn baby worldwide has the virus and it was contracted by its mother who contacted it a few days before she gave birth. Thank you goodness for these low numbers but it has heightened our awareness and allowed us to be more vigilant.

For most people, coronavirus will be a mild infection that will pass. If you have a previous health condition, particularly lungs and raspatory weakness, you are being advised to take extra precaution and care. 

10 ways to protect your family from COVID-19

Use these suggestions as launching points for your own research. 

These tips are a guideline and were taken from published information from reputable media and health departments in Australia, UK and USA up until March 15, 2020. 

Advice on dealing with COVID-19, also known as coronavirus is changing daily. Please visit the health department website in your state for the most up to date information. 

  1. Stay calm and keep hugging: Explain to your children what is happening but also explain how you are keeping them safe. Build on trust, calm and respect to reduce any anxiety. Continue to show your love with vital touches such as kissing and hugging if hands are washed when any adult or child returns home from school, work or outdoors.
  2. Wipe door handles: Wipe doorknobs in your home and car regularly with vinegar or a disinfectant you feel comfortable with. If a family member has been out of the house, get them to open doors with gloves or a cloth kept by the door until they can head straight to the bathroom to wash their hands before hugging each other. There are natural ways to disinfect door handles and the home. Research shows that good old soap and vinegar are excellent ways to kill bacteria. Buying chemicals is not always essential to protect your home. Our eco range of cleaning products has always been selected for safety and effectiveness.
  3. Touching: Ask people not to touch or kiss your baby if you meet them in the street and certainly ask them to wash their hands if they are visiting your home.
  4. Daycare and nursery: During the crisis, keep your kids at home if this is an option. If not, speak to your care provider about the extra precautions they are taking and how you can assist them. You absolutely must stay at home if you have a fever or cough. Even when this is inconvenient, it is vital to prevent the spread of any virus.
  5.  Self-quarantine: Doctor surgeries and hospitals are at capacity during the current crisis. We are all being advised to be sensible, follow the advice shared by the health department in your country such as this advice from the department of health. Note that the updates on COVID-19 are changing daily so this link gives you information from 11 March 2020 which may be out of date by the time you read this article. Stay abreast
  6. Work: If there is an option to work from home, discuss how this can work with your employer.
  7. Cars: Wipe your steering wheel and doors regularly. Keep plain white vinegar or your preferred disinfectant in the car for wiping surfaces. Wash your hands before you leave the house and as soon as you get home.
  8. Wash your babies hands regularly as they touch everything! This is the hardest one as babies and children are on the go constantly!
  9. The Playground: Wear Gloves when travelling on public transport, playing at the park to avoid contamination from surfaces. Just remember to remove them before you touch your face! This is really hard at first but after a few days, we are getting pretty good at this one.
  10. Breastfeeding: This is a well-known natural way to fight infection so keep breastfeeding as long as you feel comfortable. If you have any concerns, we suggest you contact the Australian Breastfeeding Association or keep up to date advice from the Centre for Disease Control on safety during breastfeeding and pregnancy for up to date information.

If you would like to learn more about COVID-19 we recommend The World Health Organisation as an excellent resource.

 

 

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Goli Gummies. A Sweet Way to Enjoy the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Goli Gummies

How to enjoy the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

We have been so impressed with Goli Gummies and their unique solution to helping us all enjoy the health benefits of apple cider vinegar that we added them to our range here at Nature’s Child. We don’t usually sell food items but this little snack and supplement made such good sense that we wanted to tell you all about them. If you have not heard about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar before, we have shared these below.

The Goli Gummies catchphrase is “Taste the apple. Not the vinegar.”  They are sweet to eat and feel like a lolly so they are easy to share with kids and snack on yourself.  As well as being 100% organic, vegan-friendly and gluten-free, they contain no preservatives, chemicals, or artificial ingredients.

Two Goli gummies are the equivalent of 1 tablespoon of traditional apple cider vinegar. The recommended dose for adults  2-6 gummies a day and children take 1 a day.  Your child needs to be old enough to chew or swallow a gummy so the age to start gummy’s will differ for each family.

Detailed research can be found on the Goli website where you can read all about the nutritional claims, science and studies behind Goli.

Let’s Talk about Apple Cider Vinegar

If this is the first time you are hearing about the benefit of Apple Cider Vinegar, here is a brief explanation of why it is considered a health tonic. Apples are rich in antioxidants, fibre, and vitamin C. When they’re fermented into Apple Cider Vinegar, apples produce acetic acid. The benefits of a high concentration of acetic acid in Apple Cider Vinegar include better digestion, breaking down food, enhancing energy, controlling blood sugar, and detoxification. Some studies even claim that apple cider vinegar can curb your appetite. Personally, I always have a teaspoon when I feel the flu coming on!

One common problem with apple cider vinegar is the taste. It is a very strong taste that usually results in a body shudder or screwed up face when you drink a teaspoon of a morning. The experience is rarely described as pleasant.

The creators of Goli Gummies took this problem of taste and create a yummy tasting gummy that was easy to eat and enjoy.  The result is a yummy way to enjoy Apple Cider Vinegar in the Goli Gummy if you can’t stomach that morning spoonful any more.

Below we have shared a general description of each ingredient in Goli Gummies. We encourage you to do your own nutritional research to fully understand the benefit of each ingredient which Goli publishes on its website in full including nutritional studies.

Beetroots

Beetroots are a popular superfood for all of the fibre, vitamins and minerals they contain. Beets have been recognized for their beneficial properties for centuries. These beets help give Goli Gummy a sweet taste as well.

Apples

Made with real apples, Goli gummies include ‘the mother’ that is a great source of prebiotics.

Pomegranates

A delicious source of important nutrients. The peel and seeds offer a generous amount of nutrients and bioactive plant compounds.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 deficiency causes serious fatigue and exhaustion. Vitamin B12 helps with energy and this, in turn, makes it easier to stick with your exercise and weight loss goals.

Citric Acid

Citric Acid has many benefits including producing energy that keeps you active and healthy.

Vitamin B9

Vitamin B9 also called folate or folic acid is one of 8 B vitamins. Folic acid plays an important role in human growth and development.

FAQ from Goli

How many gummies do I take daily?

We recommend that adults take 2-6 gummies a day.

How does it compare to taking Apple Cider Vinegar? (ACV)

Two Goli gummies have the equivalent ACV as 1 tablespoon of traditional ACV. As the liquid version is 94% water, the measurements are not directly comparable with our gummies, which include undiluted ACV. Goli promotes that using a more concentrated form of ACV, our Goli gummies have the perfect balance of ingredients to create a delicious taste with the same ACV benefits.

Is there sugar in Goli?

Goli contains only 1g of sugar that comes from organic cane sugar and unlike other gummies, there are no artificial flavours, no artificial sweeteners, and no fructose corn syrup. We wanted to create a gummy that gives you a perfect balance of apple cider vinegar and a delicious taste!

The alternatives to sugar are full of artificial sweeteners and alcohols that would go against our mission of being a healthy gummy. We use a low amount of organic cane sugar to help mask the taste of vinegar.

Can Gelatin be found in Goli?

No. In order to make Goli Gummies vegan, healthy and accessible to everyone we do not have gelatin in our Goli Gummy. We made our gummies with Pectin (Orange peel) unlike other health gummies who use gelatin (which is made from animal skin and bones), Pectin is made from a fruit peel.

Can I have Goli with food?

Yes, you may have the Goli Gummy with or without food.

Why are other vitamins added to Goli?

In addition to Apple Cider Vinegar, we packed our gummies with Vitamin B9 and B12 so you can enjoy the benefits of not only ACV but of these essential Vitamins as well. Both vitamins are essential for everyday health with Vitamin B12 helping to keep your blood cells healthy and Vitamin B9 aids in producing energy.

When is the best time to take Goli?

We recommend having 2-6 gummies whenever suits you best! If you are looking for a great start to your day with a boost of energy, take them first thing in the morning. If you are looking to help curb your appetite take before or during your meal to see the best results. Or after a meal to help with digestion and a healthy alternative to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.

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Natural Baby Powder

Natural Baby Powder

Are you using baby powder as part of a daily routine? Parents are discovering this is a no-mess, and economical way to keep baby’s skin dry. Nature’s Child natural organic baby powder was designed to help at nappy change time which is where moisture can cause irritation issues for a baby. The purpose of using baby powder is to keep your babies bottom dry at nappy change time and is the perfect prevention in the heat to avoid skin irritations, which is why adults use it for themselves as well.

Nappy Rash and Skin Irritation

Your baby is unique, so not all babies will have the same risk of nappy rash. You may want to read our recent article on how to deal with nappy rash or just know that there are many factors affecting whether your baby will have a nappy rash.

The following factors can affect nappy rash. The season, the climate, diet, nappy fabrics, nappy wipes, how often you change your babies nappy and what stage of development your baby is at. Teething is common for when nappy rash and other skin irritations can flare-up.

Consider using a natural powder if you have trouble with moisture causing skin rashes or irritations. Baby powder is a simple, fuss-free way to prevent moisture and only takes seconds to use. You will go through periods where you don’t need it every day and others where you will use it daily.

When using baby powder on your baby, make sure not to let it build up between folds of skin and wipe away residue at your next nappy change. Remember that baby powder is more for prevention than treating a nappy rash. When an outbreak does occur switch to a nappy balm to soothe the skin. If it doesn’t go away in a few days, get it checked out by a doctor.

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Time-Saving to Help Prevent Nappy Rash

One of the most popular reasons to use baby powder is the application process, it’s just so simple! Just a quick shake of baby powder, which takes a few seconds which is simpler to use as a preventative than a nappy cream. This time-saving aspect is a big appeal. You simply shake out the perfect amount as needed. It is impossible to over-use, and we love to get messages from happy customers who comment how long this one container lasts! As far as we know, our natures child organic baby powder remains the only fully certified organic baby powder in its class, made right here in Australia.

Ingredients

Ingredients: Certified Organic Tapioca starch, Kaolin (Australian white clay), Certified Organic Lavender Essential Oil.

The natural blend of tapioca and kaolin mineral powder in our organic baby powder is a winning combination. This blend provides effective moisture control with tapioca acting as a smoother alternative to the more popularly used corn starch. The addition of kaolin (white clay) helps the product glide even smoother against the skin. Lavender soothes and gives off a subtle, relaxing scent. Lavender is widely believed to be one of the safest essential oil for babies.

Easy to Use

Baby Powder was once considered a daily essential by our mothers until the habit seemed to skip a generation as part of a change in trend. Then the 2015 USA talcum powder lawsuit, demonstrated the link between talc and cancer. Parents rightly began to avoid baby powder. We want you to know that we had been aware of the Johnson and Johnson court case for many years before the court ruled that there was a direct link to cancer from talcum powder. Our choice of ingredients was to help parents who love baby powder have a safe, organic option.

Our founder loved using baby powder on her babies. She was amazed at how many people were not using powder due to safety issues, so she set out to create a beautiful organic talc-free baby powder that is also gluten-free and super easy to use.

When we researched potential ingredients for a natural baby powder, we found that the most commonly known and used starch-based powder is cornstarch. Most baby powders marked as natural on the market were using cornstarch, which kept the price under $10, but the price is never the main motivator at Nature’s Child and we were looking for a softer ingredient.

We are conscious of keeping prices, affordable for our customers. Nature’s Child is known as a brand that stands for the very best quality. Certified organic is the cornerstone of our brand.  We kept searching for better ingredients than cornstarch. Our customers trust us to use the best, chemical-free ingredients and always certified organic where available.

Tapioca not cornstarch

Some Baby Powders use a large percentage of mineral powder. Kaolin, also known as white clay, is very mild and silky as well as very effective at preventing friction and moisture. There are no major toxicity concerns, but it is not available in a certified organic form. We found a happy compromise by using kaolin in just 5% of our product, which allowed the application of our baby powder to be perfected without compromising the organic integrity.

The result is a baby product that is just gorgeously soft to use! Made with tapioca, the softest powder available with a gentle hint of lavender. Our formula is enhanced with a natural mineral powder to ensure it’s easy and economical to use.

Adults Love Baby Powder too

Adults also love our baby powder for a more comfortable body experience. Common areas that powder helps prevent sweat is under breasts or between thighs to prevent chaffing. Sportspeople love our baby powder. With so much sweat during a workout, it makes sense. A friend recently confided that shaking powder on his sweaty hands during a workout is vital to avoid slipping.

Where to buy Baby Powder

You can buy baby powder direct from Nature’s Child or at your local health food store and all good online baby stores.

Here are some of our favourite physical stores and  favourite online stores

Nature’s Child sells baby powder in a box of 6 at a discount price if you like bargains.

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Thanks to one of our favourite stores’ Milk and Love for this gorgeous photo. Owner Richard took this lovely snap of his daughter, Maya, loving our products.

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Nature’s Child Bottom Balm Helps With Nappy Rash

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Bottom Balm by Natures Child

Bottom Balm was invented by us here at Nature’s Child back in 2005 because we needed a little Nappy Rash Helper!  It is still the most popular product in our whole organic baby range. There have been lots of baby brands create products and use our name Bottom Balm and we are flattered! But our Certified Organic Baby Balm remains the original and the very best, the purest nappy cream at 99% Certified Organic since 2005.

Our label has only changed once in 15 years but the packaging has always been the same. Ahead of our time, as usual, we knew back then that glass was best for product purity and recycled packaging. Sustainability has been at the core of all our product development and packaging at Nature’s Child since 2000.

Why is Bottom Balm so Good?

Bottom Balm works! From the moment you smooth it on to suffering skin, you should feel relief and see signs of soothing. Bottom Balm has a very quick effect to soothe and calm skin. Bottom Balm has a gentle smell of lavender and chamomile. Parents come to us after trying many different nappy rash creams.

Certification?

With the constant questioning of ingredients, how can you know what you’re getting when you buy baby toiletries? We know you want the best for your baby and that you are concerned about product safety. There is only one way to measure the organic and natural status of ingredients without having to get out your smartphone to search the Web for the definition of every chemical name. Certification is the answer. Certification is the only independent measure of what ingredients are truly in a product.

Rather than looking up ingredients in the store yourself, look for this logo on the next baby product you pick up. It is often at the back of the product and sometimes on the front.

Natural Nipple Cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So next time nappy rash strikes in the home of someone you love, just remember Nature’s Child Bottom Balm.

You can also share this post with a baby you love.

 

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Zkin Skincare for Pregnancy and Sensitive Skin

Zkin Skincare for Pregnancy and Sensitive Skin

Zkin Skincare for Pregnancy and Sensitive Skin. It’s Vegan and Certified Organic.

Dry or itchy skin can show  up in pregnancy  for the first time in your life which can be a shock. If you have experienced skin inflammation when you were young, it can occur again in pregnancy even when you have not experienced this for years. Your skin, like the rest of your body changes during pregnancy. We have selected 3 items in the ZKin range to offer you here at Nature’s Child. A simple cleansing and moisturising routine with their sensitive skin range that is ideal for pregnancy. Let’s face it, who has time or energy for more than that while you are pregnant!

Zkin Skincare for Sensitive Skin is ideal for pregnancy as it contains no essential oils or known irritants. The COSMOS logo means every aspect of Zkin products has been scrutinised as complying with stringent organic and quality standards. In particular, every farmer supplying ingredients to Zkin must also be certified organic. There is no green-washing so we call this honest beauty.

It is always worth  checking with your practitioner if this is normal pregnancy skin or another issue that needs addressing.

You can follow the full Zkin story at their company website and may find their  ageing and oily skincare is ideal for you as well or you can view the ZKIN Certified Organic Skincare Range that is suitable for pregnancy and new mums here at Nature’s Child.

THE BEST SKINCARE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN

Sensitive skin can occur at any age or stage of life. The main skin concerns that pregnancy  women sometimes report are stinging, burning, redness or tightness after contact with an irritant. You may notice that your usual brand is not feeling as good or suddenly gives you a reaction you don’t normally have with that brand. You may experience inflammations such as dry, flaky or itchy skin.

Using an honest, certified organic skincare range avoids these concerns as organic crops are able to replenish and treat skin of a sensitive nature free from irritation as they are pesticide–free.

You may like to refer to this comprehensive article about ingredients to avoid in pregnancy here.

The excitement of preparing for baby can sometimes mean your own needs get forgotten! It’s just like the flight attendant says, put your own mask on first! This means looking after your skin, getting clothes that are comfy and allow you to breast feed easily.

Our Top 5 New Mum Must Have are
1 – Breast Pads
2 – Nipple Balm
3 – Zkin Moisturiser
4 – Breastfeeding Tea