Creating a Healthy Microbiome for your baby

Our microbiome has more nerve cells than our actual brain does. It affects our mood, our immune system and so much more. We pass our microbiome down to our children. Our gut health starts in utero. We inherit our gut from our mother. If our mother did not have the best microbiome than we have to heal our own. If while pregnant you did not have this information, it is okay. You can start healing your kids gut health now. In the first year of life your gut lining is still sealing and you are more vulnerable to toxin exposure, which is why it is so important to nourish your baby with the right nutrients, and limit chemical exposure.
Europe reststricts10,000 chemicals. The US only limits 12. Gluten is not sprayed with glyphosate in Europe but it is in the U.S

When pregnant you want to make sure you are taking a prenatal vitamin, cod liver oil, choline, B vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and eating a nutrient dense diet. When you are eating a diet high in protein and fat your babies brain will develop properly.It is important to minimize toxins before we get pregnant. Everything we eat, and put into our body, including our emotional state will affect our baby. A study showed 287 toxins in the umbilical cord of a brand new baby which was all due to moms toxic exposure. Pregnant moms with high phthalate levels in their urine give birth to children who later show lower IQs. There is a study that showed 407% spike in Alzheimer’s among 30-44 year old linked to inflammation from nano plastics. As you can see, this is why limiting toxins is extremely important for overall health.

Our children are bombarded with toxins like we have never seen before. When a child’s body is so overwhelmed with toxins they can’t keep up
with detoxing and that is how disease and illness develop. The first five years are the most important because that is when our child’s immune
system is most vulnerable. You can make a change and help heal your child at anytime. It is never to late to heal.

Here are some things you can do:

Breastfeed if you can. If you are breastfeeding, make sure you have a high quality diet, and are taking supplements that support the babies immune system.

If you can not breastfeed, purchase a high quality formula with no seed oils or make your own raw milk formula.

Limit antibiotics. Try homeopathy instead. Remember that a fever is not a bad thing- its the bodies response to fighting off the virus. Belladonna is a great homeopathic you can use for helping with your little ones fever discomfort. I like this brand.

Limit vaccines, space out vaccines, or do not do them at all. If you have noticed your child has any delays, rashes, symptoms of autisim, please do not get a vaccine when this is occurring. They are loaded with toxic ingredients, heavy metals, aborted fetal cells, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, animal and food proteins and aluminum to name a few. Here is a great book if you are interested in learning more.

Opt for having your baby drink from a glass bottle, and throw away plastic bottles. I like these glass bottles for my baby.

I like these glass cups for when baby is no longer on bottles.

Put babies food in glass tupperware. I like this tupperware.

Have a whole house water filtration system. This will limit exposure to chlorine. I love my water system in my house. Before getting a whole house one, I used this one that I loved!

You can purchase this for an add on to your shower:

Choose bath products that have zero chemicals. For my baby I like

Use a natural sunscreen or make your own with zinc oxide and shea butter. I have found it hard to find a great sunscreen, because even when they say it is natural, they have many ingredients in them. Be sure to look at the ingredient list. This one is more pricey but if you do not want to make your own this is the best one I have found. I feel it is worth it because our skin is the largest organ on our body and those chemicals we put on our skin gets absorbed immediately into our bloodstream. This one is not on Amazon but its worth ordering from this company. Here is the link: https://skyandsol.com

Get an air filter. The quality of the air in our home matters, and affects or health. I own this one.

Get rid of glade plug ins, and purchase an essential oil diffuser instead. I like this one.

I will do another blog on my favorite essential oils!

Limit exposure to EMFS by limiting electronics, and TV and getting an EMF blocker for our home and devices. I turn off my phone and wifi at night for limited exposure and better sleep. Personally I have devices for my phone and computer and I keep Shungite near my wifi router. I am in the process of looking for a home EMF blocker. In the meantime you can get a few of these around your home.

Opt for wooden toys over plastic ones. I love Melissa and Doug Toys for toddlers.

Use all natural cleaning products in your home. Click on my blog about natural cleaning products to learn more!

Buy an organic baby crib mattress. I love this one.

Give baby or toddler a detox bath once a week with magnesium flakes, baking soda, and borax. I like this brand for magnesium.

Let babies and kids play in dirt and in nature. Earth everyday! Get some earthing shoes if you can not earth. I like this brand.

hrow away antibacterial wipes, and opt for water wipes. We need the germs to have a healthy microbiome.

Avoid gluten and seed oils when looking at ingredients. Opt for snacks like these.

Give your baby a nutrient dense diet starting at 6 months.

Diet to give to a baby

Bone Broth. You can make your own. If you do not want to, you can purchase my favorite brand here.
Egg yolk. I like to get my eggs from a local farm.
Organ Meats. I make a puree for my baby. You can also purchase these liver supplements and add to baby or toddlers food.
Vegetables
Fruits
Grass fed meats, and pasture raised meats
Raw dairy or A2 dairy

For the first year of life it is recommended to give no grains. If you do give grains, please soak and sprout them. I will write another article about my favorite grains, how you can cook them and where to get them. To get started, you can cook lentils. I buy this brand and it is so fast to cook them! You can purchase sprouted lentils, and grains here.
Vegetables
Fruits
Grass fed meats, and pasture raised meats
Raw dairy or A2 dairy

If your kid is past the age of one and you did not do any of this, its okay! You can still heal your child’s microbiome.

If your kid has chronic ear infections,itchiness, ezema, asthma, diabeties, or allergies it can indicate that their microbiome needs work.

Here are some things you can do to help:

  • For added hydration, which in turn helps with gut health:
    • *Add electrolytes to water. This is my favorite one.
    • *Add sea salt to water. I use Redmond Sea Salt.

All products I mentioned above I personally use or have used. I do not recommend anything I have not researched myself or have not used on myself or my kids. Not all products are made the same, so I take this very seriously. If you have questions please reach out to me.If you are looking to heal your child’s gut this is a great start. If your child is experiencing any symptoms mentioned above such as eczema, ear aches, rashes, itchiness, or chronic infections you may want to consider doing the GAPS diet for one month. I will share with you about that in my next blog. In the meantime you can remove gluten, corn, soy, and processed dairy from their diet to see if their symptoms improve.

I hope this article was helpful. Please send me a message if you need more individual support.

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