Chemicals can negatively affect a baby not only after he is born, but also while he is in the womb. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist tells us that the burden of chemicals in a woman's body even before she is pregnant can be harmful to her future baby.
Unfortunately hormone-disrupting phthalates and BPA are ever present in our environment. They are found in lotions, personal care products and children's toys and in so much more. This article lists some of the items that have phthalates and how they are absorbed, inhaled or ingested.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide tells us that long term exposure to chemicals can contribute to the development of asthma. Chemical exposures are especially problematic to babies and young children with their still developing immune system.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide also notes that out of "germ-phobia" some parents constantly spray disinfectant in the air and on surfaces in their baby's nursery. What they may not know is that they are exposing their baby to an assortment of chemicals, and that it takes much less chemical to harm a baby than an adult.
Fatty Acids DHA omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for the development of baby's brain, central nervous systems and eyes. This article notes that researchers found only 27% of pregnant women out of a group of 600 were consuming the recommended amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. The study found that women who took omega-3 fatty acids containing DHA were more likely to meet the recommended amounts for pregnancy and postpartum.
Sixty to seventy percent of our immune system depends on the correct balance of bacteria residing in our gut. A baby is very dependent on mother's milk to provide immune protection and to build his immune system.
This article reports that taking probiotics during pregnancy and lactation may help build mother's immune system and in turn reduce baby's risk of eczema and colic.
Vitality Pack Prenatal contains not only Prenatal Omega-3 in the right dosage and right ratio of DHA to EPA but also includes patented Oligo for enhanced mineral solubility. The Prenatal Vitality Pack contains 23 essential nutrients and 4 sources of calcium.
Florify contains 10 billion colony units from 4 different Lactobacillus strains and 3 different Bifidobacterium strains.
Rodale News notes that while we likely will not find phthalates listed on product labels, they hide inside the majority of personal-care products, air fresheners, scented candles, laundry products, and more.
Thankfully all Melaleuca's products are phthalate and BPA free.
Koala Pals Tear-Free Body Wash, Koala Pals Conditioning Tear-Free Hair Wash, and Koala Pals Hand Wash will gently wash away dirt and germs from your little ones using natural cleaning and moisturizing botanicals such as coconut and oats. Koala Pals are especially formulated to be safe and gentle for baby's sensitive skin. They also do not contain formaldehyde, quaterium-15, DMDM hydantoin, or 1,4 dioxane.
For diaper rash or baby-eczema use Renew Intensive Skin Therapy applied to baby after towel drying. Renew will help form a natural protective skin barrier. Three recipes for baby wipes can be found in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide.
Two Last Notes
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide advises us to not put a child to bed with a nursing bottle of fruit juice or formula. This is the most common cause of dissolved baby teeth. As soon as the baby teeth appear, brush with sugar-free Koala Pals Training Tooth Gel.
~ Richard M Barry
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Prenatal and Baby Care Testimonials
The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.
Our granddaughter is now 7 weeks old and thriving. Induced one month early, that makes her biologically 3 weeks old. She has been gaining strength and health beautifully, but has very sensitive skin. Renew Intensive Skin Therapy for diaper rash and the Koala Pals Body Wash and Hair Wash for bathing have been very effective. However, a couple of weeks ago, they ran out of their MelaPower Laundry Detergent (unscented) and in desperation to get things washed up, purchased a detergent from a store. I won't name it, but it was that "new" one you hear about, and labeled "Safe for Babies." She broke out in a terrible rash immediately, poor babe. Once back on the MelaPower, things righted themselves, but they literally had to wash everything again for her, to make sure she wouldn't come in contact with the other brand. Even their own bed sheets caused a problem a few days later, when they brought her into bed with them in the morning for a cuddle. I think they will have extra Melaleuca inventory on hand from now on!
I have been using Melaleuca for the past 2 years now and it has been amazing. I started using it when I was 6 months pregnant with my first child. Little did I know at the time how much I would fall in love with the products. I converted my house immediately to the cleaning products so that it would be safe for my little one. As he has grown up, the 3 main products I use on him are the MelaGel, Renew Lotion and Koala Pals Bubble Bath. The MelaGel has been amazing for when he has a cough. I rub it on the bottom of his feet before he goes to bed and he sleeps soundly without any cough. He loves the bubble bath, and I love that it's a safe bubble bath for him. And it makes his skin smell and feel great. The Renew Lotion has been such a great product. We use cloth diapers and can't use any diaper ointments. Anytime I see the start of diaper rash, I put the Renew Lotion on him and the next day it is gone. I also use it on his little eczema patches and they clear up overnight. Thank you Melaleuca for making such amazing products that are safe and work phenomenal!
I have a one year old son that has really dry skin! When he was a small baby, only a couple months old, he would have really bad diaper rashes that would break open and bleed! It was just awful, and he would cry! I asked his doctor for something, and what she gave me never helped at all, and I was a little worried about putting such a strong cream on such a little baby! So I asked my mom, who is a Melaleuca customer who shows others about the business. Anyway she told me about the Bath Oil and Renew Lotion! It worked so well that I could put him in the tub with the oil in it and let him play awhile! After getting him out I would put on the lotion. By the next morning he would be totally better! I Love Melaleuca! With small children the cleaning products are wonderful. I am just so thankful for something that won't hurt my babies! Thanks Melaleuca!
The Renew Lotion is the best for diaper rash. What's funny is the grandbabies know where the lotion is when they are hurting down there. They know that it will help them. My daughter would not use the products for years until she had kids. One night her husband had changed their daughters diaper and she had diaper rash. Constance told him to put Renew on, of course he thought this won't work, but the next morning he was so amazed because the rash was gone. It is the best product Melaleuca makes.
I have a few favorite baby care things! First off, by just not having the chemicals in our Koala Pals Hair and Body Wash, plus none in our detergents and everything else, our babies rarely ever have diaper rash! Plus NEVER yeast infection! When they are teething is about the only time that they get a little bit of a rash, so we use Renew Intensive Skin Therapy Lotion in replacement of diaper rash ointment. Clears it up in less than a day! Then we make our own baby wipes thanks to The Melaleuca Wellness Guide. We tweaked the ingredients slightly. Works Wonderful (even on the biggest messes) plus it's the perfect size for a baby wipe! When the kids get sick, we rub Pain-A-Trate on their feet (instead of Vicks), after a bath in Renew Bath Oil, with either footie jammies or socks. We will never shop at any other store ever again!