Happy Healthy Babies X: A How to Guide

June 11, 2018

happy babies

Why is having a happy healthy baby so important? It turns out that the first 36 months of life are the most significant when it comes to building our lifelong immunity.

A baby with any of the simple symptoms discussed in this series such as Colic, Croup, Eczema, Sinus Congestion, Reflux, or Slow Elimination who receives natural support will be the one to develop a strong healthy immune system. On the other hand, those babies who have had their symptoms suppressed by medications will forever struggle with weakened immunity.

Fortunately, science is revealing more each day about immunity, the creation of our microbiome, and what can be done to restore it. Through science we know that everything in those first years count and the impact of parental decisions follow a child through their lifetime. By being an informed parent, disruption to our child’s microbiome and developing immune system can be prevented or greatly reduced.

Conscientious Choices

I like to do my part to support new parents in making conscientious choices and to realize there are options that not only work, but strengthen the organ systems of growing babies. With this awareness we can reduce the chronic symptoms that are rampant in school age children today. The use of allergy medications, nebulizers/asthma inhalers, topical steroid creams, anti-acids, melatonin, and so much more has become the norm among young children.

Let’s be clear: The prescribing of symptom suppressing medications is symptom management, not healing. Not only is this management of symptoms a short sighted approach, it sets children up for immune issues and chronic disease as adults. In other words, the care that is most accessible and commonly prescribed or purchased is damaging our children.

The origin of the chronic symptoms observed in school children all began in their infancy and can all be traced back to poor elimination. When the body cannot clean as it is designed to, it begins to compensate by using emergency exits which then becomes the norm. This poor elimination can be seen as sinus congestion, a chronic cough, a bit of eczema that comes and goes, repeated upper respiratory or ear infections, sleep disturbances, cold or canker sores, and so on. While the steps to support a school age child to heal these symptoms may be more involved, solving it in babies is simple and straightforward. Parents just need to be aware and select safe tools.

A Parent’s Guide

Here is what I’d like every parent of babies to do:
•Know that how you handle even the most minor symptom does matter.

•Always treat acute symptoms naturally first.

•Use a natural health care provider who helps uncover the root of recurring symptoms.

•Keep babies and children away from all products made from milk (from cows, goats and sheep).

•When breastfeeding is not an option make smart choices that are dairy-free and support your baby’s digestive system daily with probiotics and Gemmotherapy.

•Say no to Tylenol, antibiotics, over the counter medications, and creams that suppress symptoms.

•Say yes to breastfeeding for as long as possible, offer fresh fruits and vegetables when you begin supplementing, and use Gemmotherapy extracts to support a maturing digestive system.

•When Gemmotherapy and diet does not resolve your baby’s symptoms, look to Homeopathy. To learn more about Homeopathy order this book from Dr. Tim Dooley and visit the website for the National Center for Homeopathy.

So parents, there are options! I would love to support your journey to raise the next stronger healthier generation of children.

Interested in learning more about Gemmotherapy? You can find out much more about Gemmotherapy protocols for yourself or family in my latest book, Building Immunity In Babies and Children.

Building Immunity in Babies and Young Children

If you would like to learn more about restoring immunity with Gemmotherapy consider joining my next Foundations of Gemmotherapy series.


Immunity matters!
Learn to support your health naturally with weekly tips
delivered straight to your inbox.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

You may also be interested in:

Vegan Eggplant Fideuà

By Lauren | August 12, 2022

Intrigued recently by this Ottolenghi Guardian Catalan receipe this fideuà is a remarkable blend of flavors and textures. Not familiar with the term, I learned that it was a bit of a cross between a risotto and paella and often features shrimp and fish. Admittedly the many steps involved are not for the impatient, but…

Herbed Pumpkin Seed Dressing

By Lauren | August 3, 2022

I’ve managed to keep a lovely herb garden alive this summer and absolutely delight in harvesting twice a week to make up a luscious dressing for salads. I eat a large raw salad daily, rotating ingredients with the season.  You will find that this dressing is equally delicious on a raw broccoli salad, a cabbage…

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

By Lauren | July 29, 2022

What would eggplant season be without a vegan version of eggplant parm? In this version I cut out the breading and frying making it a healthier and simplier dish to prepare. And because it’s now eggplant season in Texas expect to see a few more recipes that feature this summertime superstar. Ingredients 3 medium-large eggplants,…

Herbed Mushroom Pizza

By Lauren | July 22, 2022

Have you ever cooked a pizza in your cast iron skillet? The results are truly amazing and if you can manage to do this in a convection toaster you can enjoy fresh made pizza without a sweltering kitchen. Here’s a no-recipe walk thru to guide you through the assembly process.  Ingredients Crust I suggest you…

All the Flavors Cabbage Salad

By Lauren | July 15, 2022

Spicy, sweet, salty, you name it, this salad has it all. So cool and refreshing, it’s the perfect summer salad. This one was inspired by our soaring Texas temps and my day-long attempt not to wilt. Have some fun subbing in what you have on hand, but remember that the end goal is to keep…

Buckwheat Crackers

By Lauren | July 8, 2022

Thought these might be a lovely snack for my sweetheart. He’ll take them along on his cross Atlantic flight Monday, headed to Germany where he will be with his mom for a stretch post surgery.  And of course I couldn’t help but hold back a few to enjoy myself. Recipe adapted from Aran Goyoaga. Makes…

Summer Corn Risotto

By Lauren | July 1, 2022

With four fresh-from-the-farm ears of corn in my fridge, I took the liberty of adapting Emily Weinstein’s adaptation of Corn Risotto. If you can carve out 90 minutes of cooking time this risotto is worth every bit of effort. Emily suggests preparing a corn stock and I wouldn’t pass that up. It was simple hands-off…

Not Your Grandma’s Butter Beans

By Lauren | June 24, 2022

When I was growing up Butter Beans, often called Lima beans were rightfully feared.  They led the list of most likely vegetable to be snuck into one’s napkin. So of course I was intrigued when, Meera Sodha, a favorite recipe developers, offered up this dish of Tomato Rose Harrisa Butter Beans. Meera has never steered…

Cauliflower Chaat

By Lauren | June 17, 2022

Quick to the table and full of flavor this Cauliflower Chaat is a perfect summer dish. Serve it hot or pack it up for a picnic side. My recipe was inspired by Tejal Rao’s Cauliflower Chaat published here. Don’t pass on the masala the amchoor (dried mango powder) is critical to the complex blend of…

What is Most Important

By Lauren Hubele | May 31, 2022

well or beginning poorly, what is important is simply to begin – David Whyte Dear beloved, One of the most common questions I receive is, “Where do I begin?”. David Whyte’s poem Beginnings is full of wisdom to answer exactly that question.   well or beginning poorly, what is important is simply to begin but the ability…

Gluten Free Berry Cobbler

By Lauren | May 27, 2022

Just in time for berry season, this simple cobbler is so versatile it can be made with whatever fruit is in season. A cast-iron skillet makes the perfect baking dish and use your toaster oven to keep your kitchen cool.  Inspired by Vegan Richa’s recipe I changed it up to be GF and used a…

A Word on Phenology

By Lauren Hubele | May 24, 2022

“What I see in nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility.” – Albert Einstein Dear beloved, It’s birthing season for our neighborhood white-tailed deer herd. Following the herd through the cycle of the year provides precious reminders of…

Posted in

1 Comment

  1. The Baby Guides on July 9, 2016 at 8:36 am

    wow! Learned new ideas through this blog. The Do’s and Don’ts are very helpful. Thanks to this article!

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.