My passion for my business is based from life experience, as I think so many businesses are.
I was going to begin with the words “can you imagine…”, but I know there will be an unfortunate number of parents who will resonate with the beginning of my story – no imagination required.
After the birth of my first son, he started to have some fussiness: taking longer to settle, more crying. I didn’t think much of it to begin with and I was able to deal with it well. Over the course of a couple of weeks though, these symptoms became more intense and my son was developing more problems.
The crying turned to screaming.
The fussiness turned to inconsolable distress.
Naps were non-existent.
Smiles were absent – from all of us.
He was having loose stools and we had to hold him with constant pressure on his stomach to try and find some relief.
Of course we sought help from a GP… unsuccessfully. I was at the doctors every week, seeing at least 3 different doctors. And for two months, all I heard from them was “Babies cry”, “It’s just colic”, or that it could be silent reflux, and he was put on medication. None of this helped him or me.
This started me on a wild search to figure out what was causing all of my son’s symptoms – and how I could help him.
The first revelation was food intolerances. I cut out all dairy from my diet (I was breastfeeding and he wasn’t eating solids yet) when he was 3 months old. I had a different baby within a week! I still remember it so clearly. It was Christmas Day and he slept for 3 hours at family lunch. We were all amazed! It only got better from here as we started to pinpoint other triggers for him and got to the root cause of his health problems and worked on rebuilding his gut health.
This was the very beginning of our alternative, natural health journey. We cleaned up our diet, removed harmful chemicals from our house and body products, and sought help from naturopaths, chiropractors, and health coaches.