The Benefits of Breastfeeding vs. Bottle Feeding

breastfeeding vs bottle feeding

It’s an exciting time! Your new baby will soon be a member of your family and you are doing all that you can to prepare for his or her arrival by buying clothes, setting up a nursery, and doing research on the best way to nourish your little one. If you are wondering about breastfeeding…

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Keeping Kids Healthy and Safe this Halloween

Trick or treat, smell my feet…are you sure what you’re handing out this Halloween is safe for kids to eat? We’ve included a list of what candy is best to hand out to trick-or-treaters this Halloween and which ones to steer clear from. Halloween should be an enjoyable time for kids of all ages, even…

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Should You Teach a Baby to Sleep on Their Own?

teach a baby to sleep on their own

Every baby is different, and unfortunately their eating and sleeping patterns can change from one week to the next. Your new baby did not come with a handbook, and his/her development can’t be based on what your older sister did for her baby at the same age. Some babies sleep splendidly as soon as they…

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What Should You Really Be Feeding Your Kids Before School?

feed kids before school

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” In simple terms, it makes sense to eat breakfast since your body has rested for eight hours and it needs the first meal of the day to refuel. It’s even more important to refuel those…

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Why Vaccinating Your Child is Important

vaccinating your child

If you haven’t heard about the threat of measles resurfacing, then you haven’t been watching the news or listening to the radio. This year alone, more than 900 cases have been reported, and even anti-vaxxers are taking notice. In 1963, nearly every child in the United States contracted measles before they turned 15, although there’s…

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Summer Safety Tips for the Entire Family

summer safety tips

It’s finally flip flop weather and that means more outdoor activities, warmer temperatures, and summer fun. Now is the perfect time to go over safety tips with the entire family so they know how to protect themselves from too much sun, bug bites and more. Children of all ages can benefit from a summer safety…

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What You Should Know About Dry Drowning

dry drowning

As the warmer summer months approach, so do the fun-filled trips to local pools. Pool parties and cool pool fun can be a highlight of the summer, but it’s also important to know that children are at a higher risk than adults for drowning. About one in five people who die from drowning every day…

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Is Co-Sleeping with Your Newborn a Good Idea?

co-sleeping

When you become a parent, you are making crucial decisions on an ongoing basis regarding the health and happiness of your child. One of those decisions, as common as it may sound, is regarding where your child sleeps and it’s a wildly debated topic. A parent can decide to co-sleep with their baby – which…

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Should I Give My Kids Supplements?

Should I Give My Kids Supplements?

Fruits, grains, protein and vegetables are all a part of the classic “food pyramid”. A newer representation of this handy graphic, called MyPlate, can be found at www.choosemyplate.gov offering an easy reminder for all of us to eat healthy. A variety of foods offer our children the vitamins and minerals needed to maintain active, healthy lifestyles.…

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