Monday 11th March 2013
Found via Body of Health
Tuesday 5th February 2013
Kara, a lovely friend of mine, recently started her own business Plenish Cleanse. Here’s a little background on how it came to be:
3 years ago, Kara came to the UK. She knew she really needed a cleanse again but struggled to find an organic juice cleanse in London that wasn’t loaded with sugar-laden fruits and veg. So, after having a baby and entering into a post-natal battle with weight loss and energy management (aka sleep depravation), she started preparing her own cold-pressed juices and nutmilks at home, made mostly from organic green vegetables. Working with a talented nutritionist, Kara established the right balance of phytonutrients and protein in order to gently rid the body of toxins, and maintain the energy levels necessary for a busy mother to keep up with a baby and regular yoga practice.
After a year of making the juices for friends and family, Kara decided to set her sights a little higher, with the aim of making organic, cold pressed juices available and accessible to everyone from performance athletes, fighters and yogis, to socialites and office workers enjoying London’s amazing restaurant and bar scene.
Check it out!
Tuesday 16th March 2010
This week’s topic is about baby sleeping positions answered by Dr. Liana Dao
What is the official ‘preferred’ method for a baby to sleep? Back sleeping is safer. It has decreased SIDS rate by at least 50%. Side sleeping has not been studied adequately, but from what is available it appears it is not as safe as back sleeping.
What if my baby is more comfortable on his belly? This is a common misperception. The baby becomes most comfortable only in the position he sleeps in the most.
Can I still put the baby on his stomach once in a while if I supervise? Yes.
When can I safely put my baby on his stomach? He will learn to roll over by about 5-6 months which usually means it’s safe for tummy sleeping.
Tuesday 9th March 2010
Real Questions From Parents Answered By Dr. Liana Dao: Today’s Topic is Baby Acne
This is usually called neonatal acne or acne neonatorum and is often present when the baby is born. It usually presents as closed comedones or “blackheads” or open comedones or “whiteheads.” (commonly on the forehea, nose, and cheeks)
What is it? Neonatal acne is thought to result from the glands of the skin cells called “sebaceous cells” being triggered by the mom’s or infant’s androgens (hormones). Newborn’s who are breastfed usually have it more.
What should a parent do? Parents should be advised that the acne usually resolves spontaneously on its own after 4 months without scarring. Treatment is usually not indicated.
When to worry? Like any other conditions—-if it looks pusy, red, bleeding, swelling, baby not eating or if the baby has fever, etc etc ...you can always ask your doctor for antibx cream/ ointment. But this is really RARE RARE RARE!! I have never given any parent antibiotic treatment for neonatal acne….or you can always send them to a pediatric dermatologist if treatment is resilient..
Side Notes From Dr. Dao: Parents should understand that the more antibiotics used—the more resisitance builds in the community and that leads to treatments that no longer work for your baby. Parents should also be advised that to have baby skin less sensitive to rashes—use HYPOALLERGENIC products from Eucerin/Aveeno/Cetaphil etc.
Tuesday 2nd March 2010
We are starting a new weekly blog series which is: real medical questions by parents answered by Dr. Liana Dao
Today’s Topic is: Air travel with Babies/Toddlers
When can babies fly? They can start flying at about/after 6 months. That’s when they have hopefully completed all their immunizations. Keep in mind their ear canals are not fully formed until after 2-3 years old though. Newborns should never fly unless it’s an emergency.
What does a parent do about ear pressure? Ear pressure will happen. You could give the baby either a pacifier or a bottle to suck on (or breastfeeding) as sometimes that works and/or you could give Tylenol because that sometimes helps with pain/pressure in ears. If the baby is sleeping you don’t need to wake him/her up for ‘sucking’.
What is your opinnion on giving medicine like benedryl to children before flying? I’m not a big fan until after they are over 6mths old. Usually we avoid all OTC meds ( over the counter) except Tylenol until they are 6 months to 1 years old. Also some medications can have an unexpected reverse effect, in which case you’ll have to put up with a child who’s bouncing around hyper-acitve.
Tuesday 2nd March 2010
More and more popular designers lend their name to ready-to-wear children’s lines. Isabel Marant is no exception and has launched the spring/summer 2010 season with « Bohème Chic » Little Lunalu adores this collection and would love to carry it in our shop.