Baby & Child Care

If you have a child and are interested in giving them the best optimal health from birth, let Pharmaca help you navigate the best in healthy child care. We offer a broad selection of nutritional supplements and vitamins for children of all ages, from multivitamins to easy-to-take omega-3s to vitamin D. We can help you get informed about what supplements to give children when, alongside child care tips to give them the best start possible. We believe that optimal health starts an early age, and want all children to be equipped with the nutrients they need to become a vibrant, healthy adult.

4 Good Reasons to Take Omega-3s

4 Good Reasons to Take Omega-3s

Omega-3s like DHA and EPA are called essential fatty acids for a reason—they’re essential to our health. But just why are omega-3s so essential? We spoke with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, ND, member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board, about why she recommends essential fatty acids. Fighting inflammation “Fish oil can help normalize the...

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Protect Tender Skin in Cool Weather: Natural Baby Products That Work!

December 28, 2013
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Protect Tender Skin in Cool Weather: Natural Baby Products That Work!

Your baby’s soft, perfect skin is extra sensitive, so take care to give it extra protection as the cold weather settles in for winter. Natural baby products like lotions, moisturizers and bath washes can help protect your infant’s skin using only the safest, most effective ingredients—ingredients you can feel good about! Natural Ingredients that Protect...

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Diapers Demystified

August 3, 2013
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Diapers Demystified

Years ago, disposable diapers became a savior to parents who were overwhelmed by the time-consuming, sometimes messy process of changing cloth diapers. But then people started to realize how much waste was generated by disposables, and eco-minded parents began searching for new alternatives. And fortunately, there are alternatives, including compostables and hybrids, that help...

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New School Year, Healthier Kids

September 3, 2012
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It’s an exciting time of year–when the thrill of starting a new school year means fun new gear for little ones. Get your kids off to school in style with everything they need for a healthy, happy fall. Clean ‘em up We love the whole line of Clean Kids by Gabriel–from their Germ Busting...

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Children’s Health 101

Children’s Health 101

At Pharmaca we take pride in offering all-natural products for children, from super-nutritious multivitamins and fish oils to non-toxic baby bottles, educational games and safe body care. Over the years we’ve also done some serious research on health issues that are important to little ones—and provided some helpful advice for parents (and grandparents). Here...

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Battling Vitamin D Deficiency in Children

Battling Vitamin D Deficiency in Children

An August 3, 2009, study published in the journal Pediatrics reported that the majority of American children between the ages of 1 and 21 have insufficient blood levels of vitamin D. The report showed that almost 10 percent of children qualify as deficient, putting them at higher risk for a range of conditions like...

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Back to School Essentials

Back to School Essentials

Heading back to school can mean big changes for little ones. From new classrooms to more homework, this transition makes it all the more important to stay healthy and focused. Fortunately, Pharmaca’s shelves are filled with supplements and educational tools designed to help put your child at the head of the class. Boost their...

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Nutrition Essentials for Healthy Kids

Nutrition Essentials for Healthy Kids

Want to give your little one a foundation for good health? We spoke with Shannon Wood, naturopath at our Menlo Park, Calif., store, about her recommendations for what every child under 12 should be taking to help keep them healthy, strong and focused. Fish Oil “My first recommendation is always fish oil,” says Shannon....

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Early Essentials for Natural Kids

Early Essentials for Natural Kids

Get your children off to a healthy start by making natural choices when it comes to their care. Pharmaca’s in-store staff of licensed health care professionals can direct you to the best products, whether your little one is feeling bad or staying well. Shayne Case, a clinical herbalist at Pharmaca’s Portland store, and Tyler...

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Baby Basics (and Great Gift Ideas!)

December 28, 2011
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Whether it’s you or a loved one that’s getting ready for a new addition to the family, here are some great ideas for stocking an all-natural nursery. Here, some Pharmaca Team Members talk about their favorite ways to keep baby healthy: Soothe their skin “We can’t live without the Avalon Baby Massage Oil.  It...

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