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  • Baby Basics (and Great Gift Ideas!)

    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 was recommended as a bath oil for my 2-year-old son with eczema. It is so nice, moisturizing and works great with his super sensitive skin (and it’s not loaded with petroleum or other junk!). It really helps keep both my kids’ skin baby soft in the dry Colorado climate.”
    -Lisa S, Team Member

    Help them sleep
    “Our son Jack loved the Sleep Sheep On the Go for the first year—travel and sleep would have been rough without it! Now he’s two and loves the Twilight Turtle. We have had to replace the batteries multiple times, since it makes bedtime easier for all of us.”
    -Heather S., Wife of Team Member Derek W.

    Keep the diaper bag stocked
    “Here’s what I always have in my bag for Chloe, 3, and Logan, 1:
    ·         Yes to Baby Carrots Soothing Diaper Cream—Because you never know when a rash will break out
    ·         Cleanwell Hand Sanitizer—Grubby hands are everywhere! And when your kid tries to pick gum up off of the ground you can sanitize those hands.
    ·         Cleanwell Disinfectant Wipes—You don’t know how clean that table/highchair is in a restaurant, so it’s nice to wipe it off prior to letting your kids gnaw at it!
    ·         Spare Pacifiers—One pops out and you don’t realize for a mile. Better to have a spare then to have an episode in the middle of errands.
    ·         Small toys/Melissa and Doug art supplies—Got to keep them entertained all the time!"
    -Tiana U., Team Member

    Boost their immunity
    “My daughter started going to daycare when she was 5 months old—it was flu season and she often got caught by spreading germs and viruses from fellow daycare-goers. Then a Pharmaca practitioner recommended Pharmaca Kid’s Immune Booster to me.  I started to mix droplets of the supplement in her formula, and it works! It definitely strengthens and supports her immune system and since then she has become stronger and is sick less often.”
    -Run Z., Team Member

    Keep them protected
    “We love the Goddess Garden Natural Sunscreen Spray, since it sprays on easy and works really well with no irritation – and we have a baby with very sensitive skin! And now that he’s up and running, the Neosporin Neo-to Go has been nice to have in my purse for when he crashes. I have also been using a lot of it on bug bites that he scratches too much.”
    -Heather S., Wife of Team Member Derek W.

  • Back to School Days

    Get your little one prepared to head to school with the right nutrition, brain-boosting supplements and eco-friendly gear.

    8am: Breakfast
    For complete nutrition, send them off with a spoonful of ChildLife Essentials delicious orange/mango-flavored multivitamin. While you’re at it, jump-start their immunity with a dropperful of WishGarden Herbs Kick-It Immune Kids in their morning OJ.

    9am: Off to school
    Fill their backpacks with eco-friendly notebooks and pencils from a variety of brands, along with CleanWell Hand Sanitizer Wipes (triclosan-free!) to keep germs away.

    10am: Recess
    Make sure they’ve been slathered ahead of time with some all-natural sun protection, like the Environmental Working Group’s top-rated Goddess Garden Kid’s Natural Sunscreen. And rest easy when they hydrate with water from a fun, safe and reusable water bottle from Sigg, Lifefactory or EarthLust.

    Noon: Cafeteria
    Fill one of the retro-inspired lunchboxes from So Young Mother with whole foods like apples, carrots and yogurt. “Keep away from processed foods and high-fructose corn syrup,” says Whitney Elkins-Hutten, nutritionist at our North Boulder store. “If you give them healthy options, they’ll take the ones that are most interesting,” she says. She notes that adding stickers to a sandwich bag, or even cutting the sandwich it into fun shapes, can be enough to encourage them to eat well. And in the end, don’t worry if they want to eat the same thing every day. “Kids like routine,” says Whitney. “Just keep trying to introduce new foods slowly.”

    2pm: Snacktime
    When little ones need brainfood, make sure they’ve got a package of Pharmaca’s healthy and delicious snacks. They’ll get a great afternoon pick-me-up with nut and fruit mixes like Organic Protein Power or the Antioxidant-Rich Trail Mix (including cranberries, papaya and raisins).

    And don’t forget the omega-3s! Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Gummies are an easy and tasty way to get the DHA and EPA that growing brains need.

    4pm: Playtime
    Set up your little Picasso with non-toxic art supplies from EcoKids. Colored pencils are made from recycled newspaper, wax and vegetable-derived glue. Or outfit them with recycled crayons from Crazy Crayons.

    6pm: Shower/bathtime
    Lather up with Clean Kids by Gabriel’s Liquid Soap or Foaming Bath to bust germs and gently clean skin. And they’ll enjoy bathtime even more when you turn on Putumayo’s Rock & Roll Playground CD, featuring Dan Zanes and friends doing a kid-friendly version of early rock and roll.

    8pm: Bedtime!
    After a full day of activities, they’ll need to get the best sleep possible to prepare for the next school day. If they have trouble falling asleep, turn to Hyland’s Calms Forte 4 Kids, a well-loved sleep remedy that quells restlessness without making them groggy. You can even switch on Cloud B’s Twilight Turtle and they’ll fall asleep to soft light and starry constellations.

    Good night!

    To get expert advice about your child’s growing needs—or just to pick up some fun gear for school—stop into a Pharmaca today. 

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