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While I don’t advocate supplements for kids, there is one exception and that’s cod liver oil.
Cod liver oil has been used for hundreds of years. It used to be a staple in American households in the 1920-1950′s because it helped reduce colds, flus, asthma, and even treated rickets! My grandmother swore by it. Mike’s grandmother, who just turned 94 this week, takes only one supplement or medication each day and, you guessed it, it’s cod liver oil.
Cod liver oil is great for everyone, including kids! But getting them to take it can be… challenging ツ
Apps for toddlers. Probably not a topic you’d expect from Mama Natural. As a general rule, we don’t watch much TV at our house, and I try to keep screens away from Griffin.
But, desperate times call for desperate measures. Can you say 4+ hour flights across the country?
So, yes, we have a time and place for screen time for Griffin. He’s actually learned quite a bit from the various apps as a nice side benefit. I still hold to the AAP’s screen time recommendations, which include NO SCREEN TIME before child is 2 as it can interfere with brain development.
But now that our guy is a big 2.5 years old, we’ve discovered these five quality apps for toddlers.
I love breastfeeding. It’s not only the optimal food for baby but it’s wonderful for mama. You can read about all of it’s benefits here and some helpful tips here.
But what happens when you can’t produce enough milk for baby?
Our first inclination is to panic but that’s the last thing we want to do. Stress depletes milk supply more than anything else. We breathe deep and remember that everything will be OK. The second thing we do is not resort to formula right away. Instead, we focus on increasing our own supply which many women have been able to do successfully without resorting to drugs or formula.
Vacation repost! Mama Natural and family are on holiday, so we’re bringing back this sweet little chestnut from when Griffy D was just getting his move on. Enjoy!
At what age do babies start crawling? Well, as you’ll see in this video, it depends. Does slithering across the carpet constitute crawling? Does the wounded solder crawl count? Or is the elevated speed crawl the only answer?
Here’s Griffin from six and a half to eight and a half months going through all the crawling milestones and stages.
Click that Facebook “Like” button if any of these stages look familiar!