Top 6 Natural Teething Remedies

Natural teething remedies can be very effective to help your baby through these rather painful episodes. Below is a general chart giving you an indication when you can expect your baby's teeth to appear or, medically speaking, "erupt". There is a broad range of normal and some babies are even born with their teeth or … Continue reading Top 6 Natural Teething Remedies

Top Natural Sunscreen Brands and Homemade DIY Sunscreen

Chemical sunblock, mineral sunscreens, natural sunscreens - what's the difference? Using appropriate sunscreen is one of the most important steps we can take to protect our skin from potentially harmful UV-rays. At the same time, the product of your choice should preferably be free of any ingredients which can both affect our health and can … Continue reading Top Natural Sunscreen Brands and Homemade DIY Sunscreen

Natural Insect Repellents As An Alternative to Chemical DEET- How Effective Are They?

I take my daughter to a woodland playgroup almost every Thursday morning. In the summer, the woods are swarming with midges. Being quite intelligent little beasties, these midges look for shelter underneath trees and the undergrowth. It is even worse when it rains and that, unsurprisingly, happens a lot in Scotland. I found myself between a … Continue reading Natural Insect Repellents As An Alternative to Chemical DEET- How Effective Are They?

The problem with gender stereotyping and toys – and what to do about it

It is one of the many dichotomies of our day and age that the more vocal the LGBTQ+ movement becomes, the more unicorns and whales and dinosaurs we seem to see in children’s clothes shops. It wouldn’t matter so much if they weren’t completely separated from each other and one side was standing out in pink … Continue reading The problem with gender stereotyping and toys – and what to do about it

Two Ideas for a Natural Baby Bath Time

In the winter, when we need to cover up in many layers of clothing and the cold weather can make our skin feel dry and itchy.  A good soak in warm water without any unnecessary additives can do wonders. The best thing is to probably not smother your baby's skin in too many products if … Continue reading Two Ideas for a Natural Baby Bath Time