Baby’s first foods don’t have to consist of baby rice and stewed fruits. There are lots of delicious ‘super’ foods that you can introduce to your baby early on, that are packed full of nutrients. The nutrients that are often left behind when weaning are protein, zinc, iron and B-vitamins. Supplementing breast milk with a … Read More
Coconut oil has so many uses – in cooking, for health and beauty, even for medicinal purposes. It’s safe for babies, children and pregnant women to use, and there are just so many uses for it! Using coconut oil in cooking is good for you, as the fats in coconut oil are short term medium-chain … Read More
Breastfeeding can be tricky, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it’s hard. Hello Charlie has some ideas for natural remedies to help you and your baby.
What is the dirty thirty? It’s a list of toxic ingredients found in skincare and beauty products, including baby products. Find out what to avoid in our list.
Be prepared for breastfeeding the eco way with Hello Charlie’s guide to safe and non toxic breastpads and nipple creams. Safe for you, and safe for baby.
Baby powder has been used for years to keep babies’ bottoms dry at nappy change time. But is it safe? Should you ditch the talc? And are natural options safer?
We’ve had a fun time in our house the last couple of weeks trying to rid my youngest son of head lice. He’s in prep, and I noticed him scratch, scratch, scratching the other week. Sure enough, I checked his head and there they were – headlice! Cue scratching from the whole family (although it … Read More
Healthier Choices in the Cereal Aisle I’ve got my children pretty well trained when it comes to the ‘junk food aisle’, as we call the confectionary, chips and soft drink aisle. They know it’s junk, and they know it’s occasional food. The cereal aisle is a different ballgame, though. One of my children, especially, loves … Read More
The Environmental Working Group have a great guide to organic fruit and veg, called the Dirty Dozen. These are 12 fruits and vegetables that have high levels of pesticide residues, and that are really worth buying organic. However, this is based on US fruit and veg, and it’s slightly different here in Australia. As a … Read More
It can be tricky trying to work out which products to buy at the supermarket. We all know we should eat less processed foods and more fresh foods. A times, however, you need or want to buy packaged foods. Over the years, I’ve come up with a list of ingredients that I absolutely, no matter what, … Read More