Category Archives: Baby

Benefits of Touch & Baby Massage

Regularly massaging your baby is a way to give him much more. More bonding time. More sensory stimulation. More healthy development. One of the most important experiences for your baby’s happy development is your loving touch. Research reveals that routine touch and massage by a parent or loving caregiver are critical to a baby’s growth, […]

Pot of Gold Baby Balm Review by The Natural Momma in me

For the last few weeks, Izzy has had a weird redness around certain parts of her nappy area, and some of her skin has been a bit flaky. I was pretty horrified to eventually realise (by a process of elimination) that the new ‘flavour’ of nappy cream I was using was the cause. Luckily, I […]

5 Scary Reasons To Avoid Petroleum And Mineral Oil In Your Skincare Products

Petroleum and mineral oil are like cilantro—they’re polarizing. Some of you guys with a hippie beauty bent already avoid them like the plague. (And there’s no doubt that some beauty brands capitalize on not having these ingredients in their formulas. “No mineral oil” is the new “no parabens”.) Just the fact that they’re derived from crude […]

Pot of Gold Baby Balm Review by CupcakeMumma

This has nothing to do with me chasing rainbows I’m afraid. Not so. I was recently sent a rather lovely product to review called ‘Pot Of Gold Baby Balm.’ This baby balm isn’t just for babies, but can be used for the whole family. What’s so different I hear you ask? Well, check out the ingredients: organic […]

Should I Stop Using Talcum Powder?

Talcum Powder Mothers, nurses and nannies use silky white talcum powder to treat diaper rash, to absorb moisture and as a deodorant. The mineral talc, from which talcum powder is developed, is a component of popular cosmetic and personal hygiene products used by many on a daily basis. However, new research links talc to ovarian […]

Why Does My Baby Keep Having Rash on the Face?

Like spit-up and dirty diapers, a recurrent rash on the face of a breastfed baby is often a natural part of babyhood that infants grow out of. But the red irritation could also mean that your baby’s body is reacting to a food or chemical. Learn the facts about ongoing facial rashes in babies so […]

‘Good bacteria’ during pregnancy may ward off eczema: study

By Genevra Pittman, Reuters, 25 October 2012 (Reuters) – Babies were less likely to get the itchy skin rash eczema when their mothers took probiotics during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, according to a study from Finland. Researchers said it’s possible that probiotics – which are thought to help balance bacteria populations in the gut and prevent […]