Just like there’s no one right way to parent, there isn’t one hard-and-fast way to define yourself as a “Natural Parent.” For some, it means they favor a drug-free birth and babywearing. For others, it could mean baby-led weaning or cloth diapers. There are many parenting choices a Natural Parent can make, but the common thread is a desire to raise your baby in the most natural way that works for your family.
A desire to raise your baby in the most natural way that works for your family.
Most Natural Parents agree that the body does best with the least amount of “meddling” possible. The human body was designed to balance itself and recover naturally, and the closer we can keep things to how nature intended, the better off our babies, and ourselves, are. Medical care is typically viewed as preventative and for emergencies more than anything else.
The term “natural” appears on almost every single baby skincare product out there, but it’s extremely misleading.
The safest choices are products with ingredients that provide extra nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and are derived from plant sources, like the BEB Organic , Bébé Orange Blossom Face Cream from Chantecaille or natural skincare by Pai.
Read ingredient labels and avoid artificial fragrances, parabens, phthalates, phenoxyethanol, petroleum byproducts or other harsh chemicals that can harm your baby’s delicate body and development. These can all be present, even in baby products that say “all natural” on them.
Strengthening the Immune System
Strengthen the immune system wherever possible through breastmilk, infant massage and minimizing exposure to artificial additives or chemicals to help prevent health issues later in life.
Massage, for example, enhances your child’s nervous system, immune function, circulation, respiration and elimination in addition to all the emotional benefits.
Babywearing is the parenting practice of carrying your little one in a sling or a carrier against your body.
Babywearing advocates say this gives babies security as they experience familiar movements and sounds they knew in the womb: hearing your voice, feeling your heartbeat and your rhythmic breathing.
Many parents enjoy the ability to respond quickly to their baby’s cries and the increased eye contact from carrying him/her close.
Choose Natural-fiber Clothing
Choosing natural-fiber over synthetic fibers prevents toxic chemicals and dyes from rubbing against your child’s skin (or yours) and possibly finding entry into the body via open pores or sores. We’re fortunate that“”
Use Cleaning Products That Are Chemical-free
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Organic or Real Food