Can microbes be the superheroes your family has been looking for?

Choose gentle soaps over anti-bacterial soaps

Last but not least, choose soaps that are super gentle on the skin. Save the anti-bacterial soaps for those occasions where they have accidentally landed on dog poo or touched that particularly gross thing. Children don’t need to soap their bodies every time they shower, as it washes away the good bacteria on their skin.

Signs and symptoms that your child’s microbiome might be out of balance include recurrent colds, infections, skin, gut issues, and repeated use of antibiotics.

When should you see a health care practitioner?

Signs and symptoms that your child’s microbiome might be out of balance include recurrent colds, infections, skin, gut issues, and repeated use of antibiotics. Every person has different reasons behind microbiome imbalance, so it is essential to find out the underlying cause. If your family is experiencing this, make an appointment with a naturopath or nutritionist to find out how best to support your child’s health and microbiome.


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Laila Helena BHSc is a qualified naturopath who specialises in helping busy couples ditch fatigue and nagging health issues to confidently optimise their fertility and pregnancy. Ultimately, making and raising healthier babies. She supports infants in their first 1000 days of life – from the moment they are conceived until they have reached two years of age. She is also passionate about fertility and preconception because infertility and chronic health conditions among children are steadily rising, most of which are preventable. Laila uses her holistic investigative skills to find the root cause of any disease and treats it with naturopathic medicine and functional nutrition. Supporting the health of parents, parents-to-be and infants. Her mission? To improve global health one baby at a time.  

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