kids health

6 sneaky food additives: Where they like to hide & why you should avoid them at all costs

6 sneaky food additives: Where they like to hide & why you should avoid them at all costs

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15 beneficial uses for coconut oil

15 beneficial uses for coconut oil

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10 vegan probiotic sources that help boost immunity & promote good gut health

10 vegan probiotic sources that help boost immunity & promote good gut health

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Tuition-free school for girls in Liberia provides education, healthcare & support to help the country rebuild

Tuition-free school for girls in Liberia provides education, healthcare & support to help the country rebuild

In Liberia, school costs average between $12 and $200 a year, but in a country where the average yearly income is less than $400 these fees are prohibitively expensive. School attendance is

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Toy companies are creating dolls and toys with disabilities to represent & include differently-abled children

Toy companies are creating dolls and toys with disabilities to represent & include differently-abled children

Diversity among dolls and toys has been a burgeoning focus in recent years, and, with the help of popular campaigns such as #ToyLikeMe, this movement now includes multiple successful efforts to include

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7 natural ways to help your whole family beat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) this winter

7 natural ways to help your whole family beat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) this winter

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HOW TO: Make homemade organic vapor rub

HOW TO: Make homemade organic vapor rub

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Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy linked to higher rates of autistic traits in young children

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy linked to higher rates of autistic traits in young children

A potential link between vitamin D and autism has been suspected for some time now. One study found that children with autism had significantly lower levels of vitamin D than children who did not have

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Toxic chemicals are still widespread in car seats and seat fabrics — See where your child’s car seat ranks

Toxic chemicals are still widespread in car seats and seat fabrics -- See where your child's car seat ranks

Every time we head out on the road, we check our kiddo’s car seat once, then check it twice to make sure it’s properly installed. Healthy Stuff and the Ecology Center just unveiled their list

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Researchers find endocrine disruptor BPA in all plastic baby teethers tested, even when the teethers were labeled “BPA-Free”

Researchers find endocrine disruptor BPA in all plastic baby teethers tested, even when the teethers were labeled "BPA-Free"

Teething definitely results in stressed parents looking for relief for their fussy babies, but news from a new study is likely going to make them think twice before handing over any old teether,

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Nutritionists confirm: vegetarian and vegan diets are full of health benefits for children & adults

Nutritionists confirm: vegetarian and vegan diets are full of health benefits for children & adults

If you’re raising kids on a plant-based diet, you’re probably used to defending your decision and have an arsenal of responses to questions such as “Where do they get their

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WonderSphere is a sealed mobile chamber that enables hospitalized children to interact with nature

WonderSphere is a sealed mobile chamber that enables hospitalized children to interact with nature

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Your toddler’s fussy eating habits are largely due to genetics, not your failings as a parent

Your toddler's fussy eating habits are largely due to genetics, not your failings as a parent

The results of a new study of more than 1,900 sets of toddler twins may make you feel better about your own child’s picky eating habits: genetics were to blame for 46% of instances of food

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AAP warns that discussing weight & dieting can increase the likelihood of adolescent obesity and eating disorders

AAP warns that discussing weight & dieting can increase the likelihood of adolescent obesity and eating disorders

Anyone who has ever had a weight issue or had a family member or friend with a weight issue knows that it’s a touchy subject. Well-intentioned talk and suggestions from others don’t always

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World Health Organization issues new health care guidelines for pregnant women

World Health Organization issues new health care guidelines for pregnant women

If you’ve got a bun in the oven, get prepared to make more frequent visits to your doctor: the World Health Organization is recommending that pregnant women have eight prenatal visits with their

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HOW TO: Make nourishing and health-boosting vegan “bone” broth

HOW TO: Make nourishing and health-boosting vegan "bone" broth

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The Brushies are silicone finger puppet toothbrushes that turn teeth cleaning into a playful adventure

The Brushies are silicone finger puppet toothbrushes that turn teeth cleaning into a playful adventure

Kids typically fall into two camps with regard to brushing their teeth: those who are inexplicably fascinated with this twice daily ritual and love cleaning their chompers and those who will do or say

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Parents can hold babies being treated for jaundice in the SnugLit, a new portable blue light blanket

Parents can hold babies being treated for jaundice in the SnugLit, a new portable blue light blanket

When the nurse placed my newborn son in my arms, I was elated. But due to jaundice (which affects about 60% of babies), my son ended up needing to go in an isolette, which provides high-intensity blue

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