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Biofilth

dirty up babies and improve health
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This product would consist of various bacterial cultures to be introduced to babies and young children at various ages.

The newborn version would have initial cultures for gut bacteria and innate immune response. After a month a different culture would be introduced containing bacteria against which breast milk has helped immunize the baby. Three months later a new one. Two years later another one. the idea is to initialize digestion and immunity without parents having to feel bad about their babies playing in dirt.

Voice, Apr 21 2014

rather redundant with Immunization_20Sandbox
[FlyingToaster, Apr 22 2014, last modified Apr 24 2014]

Perfect poop pill Perfect_20poop_20pill
My first posted idea. Ah, the halcyon days of youth. [bungston, Apr 22 2014]

Bacterial body spray http://motherdirt.com/
[Voice, Feb 15 2017]

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       Why not just put the babies in the dirt and tell the parents to get over it and stop behaving like spoilt Americans?
pocmloc, Apr 22 2014
  

       That's what we're doing for our child. We sweep, dust, mop, and call it good. We use antibacterial sanitizer for things that really should be sanitized, such as where the cat's been (in the British vernacular), but we leave a bit of grime and a few allergens scattered around. Now that the weather is turning less white we are going outside, and when he is self-mobile I plan to encourage my child to eat dirt and expose himself to all kinds of things, avoiding only the spots where the dogs have been.   

       Nine months on and we have the healthiest child possible.
Alterother, Apr 22 2014
  

       With the advent of fecal transplants, this idea is even more germane. <ahem>
bungston, Apr 22 2014
  

       + for the idea name. I'm sure you can come up with a more entertaining idea to go with it though!
DrBob, Apr 24 2014
  

       Excellent idea name, and what [DrBob] said
blissmiss, Apr 24 2014
  

       <ahem> <link>
FlyingToaster, Apr 24 2014
  

       Aren't humans programmed to do this automatically? Sticking things in their mouths, rolling around on the ground and the like?
DIYMatt, Apr 24 2014
  

       [+] for anything which counters the dangerously simplistic idea that "bacteria = diseases = bad".
Wrongfellow, Apr 26 2014
  
      
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