Sunday, May 8, 2016

Safest Sunscreens for Babies

Are you using sunscreen on your baby? There are so many different options out there and frankly some of them might be doing more harm than good! The EWG has published their Suncreen Guide giving customers tips on what sunscreens are the safest for themselves and baby.

Before you go outside, EWG suggests the following:

1. Wear clothes.
Shirts, hats, shorts and pants shield your skin from the sun’s UV rays, reducing risk by 27%.

2. Plan around the sun.
Go outdoors in early morning or late afternoon when the sun is lower in the sky.

3. Find shade – or make it.
Picnic under a tree or take a canopy to the beach. Keep infants in the shade, reducing the risk of multiple burns by 30%.

4. Don’t get burned.
Red, sore, blistered skin means you’ve gotten far too much sun.

5. Sunglasses are essential.
Not just a fashion accessory, sunglasses protect your eyes from UV radiation.

6. Check UV Index
The UV Index provides important information to help you plan your outdoor activities in ways that prevent sun overexposure.

Some of their best rated sunscreens are:

Babytime! By Episencial Sunny Sunscreen, SPF 35 - Rated 1



The Honest Company Honest Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30 - Rated 1


Thinkbaby Sunscreen, SPF 50+ - Rated 1

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16101 Ventura Blvd. Suite 230
Encino, CA. 91436
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Prenatal Yoga Classes

Prenatal Yoga provides a relaxed and nurturing atmosphere where you can enhance the bonding process with your baby while supporting the development and strengthening of your body, mind, and spirit during pregnancy and after pregnancy. The yoga exercises and postures, deep breathing techniques, and mantras greatly impact the quality of your pregnancy and birth experience as well as the many changes your body and emotions go through after the baby arrives. This class ends with an extra-long relaxation period. This class is also a wonderful opportunity to meet other pregnant women who can relate with you as you experience the miracle of the life growing within you and the transition of becoming a mother.

The benefits of a regular prenatal yoga practice will provide you with the healthiest and most peaceful pregnancy possible. Prenatal yoga practice can also help ease morning sickness, alleviate edema, and prevent varicose veins. The benefits of a regular postnatal  yoga practice will provide you with core and pelvic floor strengthening, increase overall strength and flexibility and you will gain upper body strength and stretch shoulders to promote healthy spine movement and openness for breastfeeding .

In this class you will:
  • Help strengthen the pelvic muscles – instrumental in the birthing process, and post-birth to bring your body back to a pre-pregnancy state.
  • Exercise and strengthen the uterus so that it functions more efficiently and increases the potential for a normal delivery.
  • Exercise the spine and help reduce backaches.
  • Aid in proper digestion and circulation, and regulate breathing.
This 1 hour and 15 min. class is held every Monday evening. If you would like to bring your own yoga mat, feel free! Otherwise we do have mats available for you to use, we just asked that they be wiped down after each use. We also provide all of the yoga props such as blankets, bolsters, straps, etc. to make a variety of postures possible and comfortable for everyone.

Cost: $18 per class – Register Now!
Limited Time Offer! 10 Classes for $100 ($10 per class) - Register Now!
Time: Mondays from 7pm – 8:15pm (Prenatal Yoga)

Call (818) 380-3111 to reserve your spot - or register online at http://shopthehaven.com/products/classes/10-series-yoga-registration/

Visit us at:
16101 Ventura Blvd. Suite 230
Encino, CA. 91436
p. (818) 380-3111 w. shopthehaven.com