The tiniest feet can leave the biggest footprint on your heart

May 20, 2022

BUT DID YOU KNOW that human skin can absorb chemicals? From laundry detergents, floor cleaners to conventional bedding products exposed to plastics, glues, paint, perfumes and formaldehyde, even that cute ink print on cot sheets.

Sheets and pillow cases made with regular cotton seem harmless but non organic cotton is the world’s dirtiest crop, sprayed with most hazardous pesticides on the market including aldicarb, phorate, methamidophos and endosulfan. Cotton pesticides are often broad spectrum organophosphates — pesticides originally developed as toxic nerve agents.

Not only these are poisonous to our environment but FEET that touch these surfaces absorb the most of these toxins. Children may suffer from reduced attention span, hyperactivity, delayed development, impaired motor skills and poor school performance as a result.

Recent research shows that children in Australia spend a shorter amount of time outdoors and are less connected to the natural world. As a result they may be suffering from the nature-deficit disorder.

There are many benefits of camping for toddlers and growing children. Camping helps children to develop a sense of adventure. Going camping, even if it's just for one night is fun builds resilience. It gives children the freedom to explore, boosting creativity. Camping brings children closer to nature. It teaches love and respect for our planet.

MAKE THE REST COUNT. Spending a lot of time near trees also means you take in more oxygen which can lead to improved moods, less stress, more enjoyable exercise, access to sunshine and a good night’s sleep.