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7 Toxins To Avoid Diaper Cream

Anatomy of a Diaper Rash

Just what causes a diaper rash? Is it yeast? Teething? Diet? Something in your diapers or diaper cream? Use this handy checklist to see what might be causing your little one’s rashy bum, and to find out what you can do about it! 1. Is baby clean? CHECK! Make sure the baby is clean! Sometimes […]



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My Baby Has Eczema! Or is it Something Else?

My baby has eczema. It’s itchy, flaky, oozy, red and angry. What can I do to help? At Earth Mama HQ we hear this question more and more often. “Eczema” is an increasingly common concern: as mamas gain a growing understanding about the potential toxicity of ingredients in baby care products they are looking for […]



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Soap vs Detergent: How did Detergent become “Soap?”

Better living through chemistry! When margarine was invented, housewives huzzahed. Margarine didn’t spoil like butter, it didn’t burn like butter, and it was much less expensive than butter. That “miracle fabric” Polyester saved time and money, polyester pants came out of the dryer looking fine and dandy without hauling out the ironing board. And the […]



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The Benefits of Infant Massage

Infant Massage has many benefits for baby and mama (or papa, or caregiver). Linda Storm from Infant Massage USA® lists a bunch here for us! And for a wonderful interview with Linda, click here. Infant massage stimulates: All the systems of his body digestion, circulation, immunity, elimination Learning – language development, multisensory stimulation, building neural […]



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Protecting our Babies from Toxic Chemicals

By Diba Tillery, RN, BSN Recent media attention concerning chemicals in baby products has caused much concern and alarm. The No More Toxic Tub report from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a non-profit agency whose goal is to bring attention to harmful chemicals in our skin care products, informs us that many of the baby products that we […]



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