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Sun Care 101

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Posted on at 6:57 am


Now that spring is here and summer is just around the corner, your children are likely to spend more time outside. With more time outdoors comes more time in the sun, and studies show a correlation between childhood sun exposure and the risk of developing skin cancer as an adult.  Here are some tips to […]

Pros and Cons of Cloth Diapers

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Posted on at 6:31 am


According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, all of the choices in diapers has been complicated and confusing in recent years by the debate of the environmental effects of diapers. While much of the discussion has centered on the affects disposable diapers have on landfill space, a number of studies have found that both cloth […]

How To Boost Your Immune System

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Posted on at 7:20 am


Flu season is still lingering, and to help prevent the cold/flu, here are some tips to help boost your child’s immune system. An apple-a-day keeps the doctor away! Eat lots of colorful fruits and vegetables. Fruits and veggies contain antioxidants which help fight bad bacteria. Wash hands frequently, especially before eating. Stay well-hydrated. Drinking lots of water […]

Packing Tips for a Waste-Free Lunch

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Posted on at 10:36 pm


It’s so easy to pick up packaged school lunches from the grocery store, but not only are they usually unhealthy, but they’re also not great for the environment. Here are some great ways to prepare healthy and environmentally friendly school lunches for your kids: 1. Switch from using a paper lunch bag to a lunch […]

Going Back to School Healthy Tips

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Posted on at 6:20 am


It’s hard to believe that back-to-school time is here! It seems like schools are opening their doors earlier and earlier, so now is the time to start setting healthy habits to get into the routine for the school year. We’re rounding up the top tips from HealthyChildren.org: Back to School Tips 1. Set Good Sleep […]

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