Thursday, June 05, 2008
Baby Bottle Warning and Omega 3 Fatty Acids can help hyper kids
Every other month I get a medical news letter from the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Virginia. It seems that every time we go to Virginia I've had to take my kids in for something nasty. So they know me now and send me stuff. The journals have tons of interesting health advice and have a listing of classes to help raise kids. I wish our local hospitals would do the same
One of the topics was titled Baby Bottle Warning. It briefly described which bottles are harmful and what would be a better alternative. Having read that I remembered the countless conversations I've had and heard saying the same things that basically plastics shouldn't be heated or put in the dish washer because of BPA.
But being the lazy person that I can be, I most often stick my baby bottles in the dishwasher and use the microwave to warm milk up in our Avent bottles. Well, shame on me.
After reading more articles about BPA, I started to get nervous about what damage has already been done on my kids. That's the irrational part of me. I also ran out to three different stores to find glass bottles. (I probably should just start weaning my baby off the bottle). I settled on buying them off Amazon.com since the stores don't have them yet. I should of done it a long, long time ago. I'm sad I have to wait for them now.
click on this link.....Walmart will remove baby bottles with BPA
Now that it is fact, more and more stores will be taking these harmful products off the shelf. Lucky for you guys who haven't had babies yet.
On Amazon you get free shipping if you spend $25 on certain products that qualify. So of course, I had to spend the extra little bit, might as well right? So I bought Charlie and the Chocholate Factory for K since he's reading now and of course I had to get something for L too.
I bought him some Omega 3 oil capsules that are kid friendly. Not only are they half the size of those usual horse pills, they have a hint of lemon flavor. Recently I've been having a hard time getting him to take the liquid form (nasty even I have a hard time swallowing) of the healthy fatty acids. In fact, the last time he just threw it up along with whatever else he had eaten.
The reason why I like my kids to take fish oil or flax seed oil is because for K and A it's good for their dry skin and for L it's good for his hyperactivity. They've found that children with ADHD have a deficiency in Omega 3 fatty acids. These supplements help out with that. Now I don't think L has ADHD because we can sit down and read for an hour and he sits through primary. But, he is very active. He goes and goes and goes and eats then goes and goes and goes and eats some more. After I give him a bit of the oil (in juice or mixed in food), he slows down a bit in a good way.
So now I'm waiting for those too. I guess we can all use them. My cousin takes them to regulate her energy levels and to help our with her depression. Now who couldn't use that!