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3 min|Dr. Maya Kuczma

Integrative Wellness Gift Guide For Kids: Dr. Kuczma's Favourites

Wellness, Nutrition, Health
Between supply-chain issues, climate change, and COVID-restrictions, we’re prioritizing wellness - for our families and the planet - this holiday season. Additionally, we’re trying to choose local, buying from Canadian-owned and operated companies whenever we can. This list is inspired by these goals, while still keeping things merry & bright for the littlest ones around you:

Spark Journals 🍁
Spark Journals help kids create the ritual of journaling from an early age. The journals are designed to inspire gratitude and mindfulness, strengthen confidence, and develop tools to handle stress and foster resiliency. The purchase of every journal helps to feed a child in need via Mary’s Meals.

→ Get Spark Journals Here

My Kindness Calendar 🍁
These reusable calendars inspire children to practice kindness. You can count down to Christmas with their advent calendar, or practice kindness any week or month with their “Be Kind All the Time” calendar. Creating a conversation around gratitude and empathy between you and your littles is easy as you follow along with the calendar, using each day as an opportunity to give back.

→ Get My Kindness Calendar Here

Mini Mioche 🍁
Mini Mioche makes soft, timeless, gender-neutral basics for kids. We love that they look cute, feel cozy, and are made locally, sustainably, and ethically. Their sleepwear is always a hit; check out the 2-piece pajama set for kids, and the ribby sleepers for infants. The Kind Human Club X Project Halo for SickKids collection has clothing for every member of the family, and 50% of proceeds will support Project Halo to help build a new SickKids Hospital.

→ Get Mini Mioche Items Here

Green Beaver Bubble Bath for Kids 🍁
A foaming consistency and berry scent to keep kids happy + dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic ingredients for parents’ peace of mind = A complete win from one of our favourite Canadian companies. We also love their shampoo, conditioner, and sunscreens for kids.

→ Get Green Beaver Bubble Bath Here

Beautycounter Baby Daily Protective Balm
Beautycounter caught our attention with their ‘Never List’ - 1,800 ingredients they will never use in their formulations to maintain the highest standard of quality and safety within the beauty industry. But the quality of their products keeps us coming back for more. Their Baby Balm is safe and gentle enough for infants - and luxurious enough that you may steal some for yourself.

→ Get Beautycounter Baby Balm Here

Klaire Labs Therbiotic Children’s Chewable Probiotic
Many supplements made for kids do not have enough of the good stuff, and too much of the bad (allergens, food colourings, and fillers). Not this one - Klaire has included 25 billion CFUs of good bacteria, containing eight extensively researched Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species shown to support gastrointestinal and immune health in children. Natural cherry flavour and xylitol make it a hit with kids - they may even look forward to having this chewable every day! For kids under 2 years, check out their Therbiotic Infant Powder.

→ Get Klaire Labs Children's Probiotic Here

Green Toys
Green Toys is a BPA-free, 100% recycled, USA-made, battery-free toy company. Their line includes indoor, outdoor, bath time, and role-play toys, as well as arts and crafts sets, all of which encourage curiosity and creativity during playtime. We’re partial to the Doctor’s Kit - but we might be biased.

→ Get Green Toys Here

Any products featuring a 🍁 are proudly Canadian owned businesses.

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Dr. Maya Kuczma

Maya Kuczma, ND, is a freelance medical writer and Naturopathic Doctor at Integrative. The central focus to her writing and medical practice is identifying biochemical, environmental, and emotional triggers of illness. Her treatment plans are rooted in evolutionary biology and ancestral nutrition, and aim to utilize ancient wisdom to alleviate the stressors of our modern way of life.

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