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Can Defiancy Lead to Early Aging?

June 18th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Defiant Preschoolers May Be at Risk of Increased Cellular Aging
Can Defiancy Lead to Early Aging?

No one wants to deal with a defiant preschooler. However if your child acts out often it may a sign that they are at risk of increased cellular aging.

Peanuts as a First Food?

June 5th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Worried your baby may be at risk of developing peanut allergies? New research shows that introducing peanuts at an early age can reduce the risk of developing allergies.
Peanuts as a First Food?

Peanut allergies have tripled in the past decade, causing parents everywhere to hide their nuts and hold off on offering peanuts to children until well after their second or even third birthday. Now experts are warning that the late introduction of nuts could be some of the problem.

Spicy Baby

May 27th, 2015 | By: Cheryl Tallman
Adding herbs and spices to your baby’s diet can help her develop a sense of taste. Here’s where to start.
Spicy Baby

When you cook with herbs it makes food taste better and smells fabulous. Herbs also add a nutritional boost to meals and contain beneficial phytonutrients and antioxidants to keep the body strong.

Can Using Antibiotics Cause Allergies?

May 14th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Early antibiotic use may be to blame for a host of ailments including infectious disease, allergies and even obesity. Here's what parents need to know.
Can Using Antibiotics Cause Allergies?

Antibiotics may be at least partially to blame for the recent rise in allergies, as well as a host of other health ailments. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found a link between antibiotic use in infants, and the resulting changes in gut bacteria, with a host of ailments ranging from increased allergies and obesity to diseases later in life.

How to Swaddle a Baby

May 12th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Newborns sleep longer when swaddled. Here's how to swaddle your baby so everyone can get a good night's sleep.
How to Swaddle a Baby

There’s a reason all newborns are swaddled in the hospital: babies love to sleep when they're swaddled in a blanket. Why? A tight swaddle inhibits their startle reflex by gently restricting arm and leg movement, helping babies have longer, uninterrupted sleep.