Category Archives: Health and nutrition
I’ve always watched in horror as children push handfuls of soil into their mouths while their parents turn a blind eye to their child’s new habit. The hypochondriac in me has always thought about what dangers lurk in the mud and whether they could do a child more harm than good. However could a new study by Cornell University in New York, featured in the Daily Mail, which says that eating mud or clay might even be good for children’s stomachs, be about to prove me wrong?According to the study, eating dirt may act as a shield against ingested parasites and plant toxins, as well as provide nutrients that children or adults lack such as iron, zinc or calcium. Who knew?
An innocent, proud dad comment from Labour leader Ed Miliband on the BBC news last week triggered alarm bells. I just knew he was going to get slated for casually pointing to shelves of formula milk and commenting on which one his baby Samuel has.
In the following days he’s been branded as ‘naive’ and his parenting decisions have been questioned.
‘If the nursery is going to let dd have such a big nap so late then they should babysit her so I can have a glass of wine in peace!’…’It pisses me off to have to pay someone to look after a sleeping child’…’My daughter is still going to bed later than normal and I don’t have a life.’ Read More
We all know how important it is to practice good hand hygiene and are constantly reminded that using soap and water is vital in the fight against germs.
But now I believe one company has taken it too far by creating a liquid hand wash for children that smells of chocolate orange.