kids health

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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American Academy of Pediatrics adjusts screen time rules for kids under the age of 2

American Academy of Pediatrics adjusts screen time rules for kids under the age of 2

The times are a-changing. Screen times, that is. Due to the prevalence of iPads, smart phones, video game systems, and computers, the American Academy of Pediatrics often needs to update their screen

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America ranks a sad 47th out of 50 countries in terms of children’s aerobic health

America ranks a sad 47th out of 50 countries in terms of children's aerobic health

Despite America’s international reputation of being super competitive in activities ranging from the Olympics to little league, a new study of 1.1 million children around the world found that kids

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Study predicts by 2025, 268 million children worldwide will be overweight or obese

Study predicts by 2025, 268 million children worldwide will be overweight or obese

Although the World Health Organization has urged its member countries to adopt action plans to ensure that there’s zero increase in obesity levels for children ages five to 18 in the next decade, a

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FDA warns parents: homeopathic teething tablets and gels could cause seizures

FDA warns parents: homeopathic teething tablets and gels could cause seizures

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning cautioning parents against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels for babies and toddlers. Brands highlighted in the warning

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San Diego’s first mother’s milk bank will provide breast milk to the region’s most vulnerable babies

San Diego's first mother's milk bank will provide breast milk to the region's most vulnerable babies

It’s surprising that until now, a state as large as California had only one community breast milk bank. Thankfully, San Diego residents and former UC San Diego students Hannah and Zachary Johnson

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BREAKING NEWS: FDA finds glyphosate (the chemical in Monsanto’s RoundUp) in oatmeal and baby foods

BREAKING NEWS: FDA finds glyphosate (the chemical in Monsanto's RoundUp) in oatmeal and baby foods

As much as we hate being the bearer of more bad Monsanto/glyphosate news, we think you should know: FDA test results showed evidence of glyphosate (aka the main ingredient in weed killer RoundUp) in

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Little Foodie Club delivers handmade, organic baby food purees to Los Angeles doorsteps

Little Foodie Club delivers handmade, organic baby food purees to Los Angeles doorsteps

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HOW TO: Make scrumptious vegan pumpkin chocolate chip muffin cupcakes

HOW TO: Make scrumptious vegan pumpkin chocolate chip muffin cupcakes

As the weather starts to get chilly and pumpkins seem to be congregating on every corner, this vegan pumpkin cupcake recipe will satisfy the heartiest fall sweet tooth. Show your appreciation for

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What a child eats the first 1,000 days of their life has a profound impact on their future development

What a child eats the first 1,000 days of their life has a profound impact on their future development

If you haven’t been stressing about your little one’s highly specific eating habits and figure that she’ll just grow out of her picky, white-food-only eating phase, the 1,000 Days

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Feeding kids a healthy diet boosts their reading skills

Feeding kids a healthy diet boosts their reading skills

If you want your child to love reading and books, one important practice is to read to him/her often and from a very early age. Additionally, there’s another less discussed aspect to consider for

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Canadian school boards introduce litterless lunch policies to achieve zero-waste meals

Canadian school boards introduce litterless lunch policies to achieve zero-waste meals

A Canadian elementary school that has tracked litterless lunches for years found that ONE school-aged child’s disposable lunches produce an average of 67 pounds of waste per school year! Prompted

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