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BPA, Phthalates, Cold Medicine–Is your Child at Risk?

December 9th, 2014 | By: Sydney Loney
Whether you're worried about baby bottles or baby lotion, here's your guide to new research on potential infant health hazards.
BPA, Phthalates, Cold Medicine–Is your Child at Risk?

These are tough times for kids under two. Some of their coolest toys have been taken away, they have to be extra careful about what they put in their mouths and now they've been told they shouldn't indulge in many baby bath products. What's a kid (or parent) to do?

Make your own Baby Food

December 9th, 2014 | By: Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers
It's easier than you think–and it can save you money, give your baby more variety and take only 30 minutes a week.
Make your own Baby Food

Introducing solid foods is an important step in your baby's development. While there is nothing wrong with feeding your infant jarred baby food, many parents don't realize that making baby food at home can be easy and less expensive. Other benefits include:

Exercise Boosts Brain Power

December 4th, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
The proof’s out – physical activity makes for smarter kids. Here’s why you need to get your kids moving while they’re young.
Exercise Boosts Brain Power

As a new parent it can be easy to lose sight of what physical activity is really about. From as young as 18 months we register our kids in gymnastics looking for signs to turn them competitive. Kids as young as three are playing hockey four times a week. However, the main reason to get your kids moving at a young age isn’t to build the next Olympian or sport’s star. It’s to boost their health, help maintain a healthy body weight and give them a cognitive boost. Studies by the Society for Research in Child Development have found that physically active children outperform their inactive peers in the classroom and on tests of achievement.

Green Ways to Keep your Baby Clean

November 21st, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
How to keep your baby’s skin clean and safe from irritants and harsh chemicals.
Green Ways to Keep your Baby Clean

If you're thinking of going green, your baby's body wash is one of the first places you should start. "Infant's and children's immune systems are less-developed than an adult's, making them more vulnerable to pesticides and chemicals," says Eden Somberg, clinical herbalist and sales manager for Erbaorganics.

Surviving Toddler Power Struggles

November 21st, 2014 | By: Sharon Silver
How to end the arguing and prevent a full-blown tantrum with your toddler.
Surviving Toddler Power Struggles

It can happen anywhere, at anytime–your child wants something and you say "no." Before you know it, the arguing and negotiating have ramped up and you're in the middle of a power struggle. Fortunately, there is a fast way to fix the situation before the real tantrums begin. Here's what you need to know.