kids health

Beautycounter’s new Baby Collection keeps baby’s skin soft, healthy, and safe from toxins and unnecessary ingredients

Beautycounter's new Baby Collection keeps baby's skin soft, healthy, and safe from toxins and unnecessary ingredients

As soon as you enter the brave new world of parenthood, you’ll be bombarded by products that promise to keep your little one safe and healthy. Plenty of those goods get an A for greenwashing and an

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Multiple children’s health issues linked to rampant use of toxic pesticides in the USA

Multiple children's health issues linked to rampant use of toxic pesticides in the USA

We should all be concerned about pesticide exposure: more than a billion pounds of the stuff gets sprayed on agricultural fields, dropped down from the sky, and released into water. The latest report

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Babies who are swaddled are 50%-60% more likely to die of SIDS, according to new study

Babies who are swaddled are 50%-60% more likely to die of SIDS, according to new study

See you later, swaddling? After analyzing the data from four previous studies, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that babies who were swaddled were up to 50%-60% more likely to die

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App creates a womb-like environment for preemies by playing mother’s voice & heartbeat in their incubator

App creates a womb-like environment for preemies by playing mother's voice & heartbeat in their incubator

Premature babies are among the toughest little fighters we’ve ever seen, but much of the hard work these little ones are doing requires them to be in an incubator to reduce risk of infection and to

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Autism rate is 25% higher in areas where mosquito pesticide is sprayed aerially

Autism rate is 25% higher in areas where mosquito pesticide is sprayed aerially

Mosquitos are among our very least favorite visitors each summer, but is it possible that taking action against them is actually linked to increased rates of autism and developmental delays? A pilot

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MomSense breastfeeding meter enables mothers to calculate how much milk their baby consumes while nursing

MomSense breastfeeding meter enables mothers to calculate how much milk their baby consumes while nursing

Breastfeeding presents plenty of challenges, and most mothers worry about whether or not their child is getting enough milk. The Surgeon General’s office estimates that as many as 50% of breastfeeding

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1 child is poisoned every 45 minutes by eating a laundry detergent pod, according to new study

1 child is poisoned every 45 minutes by eating a laundry detergent pod, according to new study

Despite warnings here, there, and everywhere, laundry pod poisonings are on the rise, and exposure to these pods is more dangerous than other types of laundry and dishwasher detergent. During a

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BOOK REVIEW: Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

BOOK REVIEW: Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children

Pediatric occupational therapist and mother Angela Hanscom has seen some alarming trends among kids today: an inability to sit still, bad posture, increased falling, weakened immune systems, and a

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The LEGO Foundation teams up with Sesame Street to promote learning through play around the world

The LEGO Foundation teams up with Sesame Street to promote learning through play around the world

It’s a match made in heaven: the LEGO Foundation and Sesame Street are using their combined resources to commit to promoting the power of play and creating meaningful, hands-on learning experiences

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BREAKING: Glyphosate, the carcinogenic ingredient in Roundup, is found in popular breakfast foods

BREAKING: Glyphosate, the carcinogenic ingredient in Roundup, is found in popular breakfast foods

Bagels, eggs, or oatmeal with a side of toxic herbicide? The latest findings from the Alliance for Natural Health-USA’s recent food safety tests are enough to make you want to lose your breakfast:

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Strawberries top the list as most pesticide contaminated produce on EWG’s 2016 Dirty Dozen List

Strawberries top the list as most pesticide contaminated produce on EWG's 2016 Dirty Dozen List

The average American eats almost 8 pounds of strawberries every year, and this sweet, beloved fruit now has the dubious “honor” of topping the Environmental Working Group‘s “Dirty

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INTERVIEW: Heather Shumaker, Author of: It’s OK to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids

INTERVIEW: Heather Shumaker, Author of: It's OK to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids

Heather Shumaker’s new book It’s Okay to Go Up the Slide: Renegade Rules for Raising Confident and Creative Kids covers topics ranging from whether or not you should force your child to kiss Grandma,

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EWG’s expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning reveals that “eco-friendly” products from top brands like Seventh Generation & Method are toxic

EWG's expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning reveals that "eco-friendly" products from top brands like Seventh Generation & Method are toxic

The writers and editors at Inhabitots pride ourselves on walking the eco-friendly walk and not just talking the talk, and most of us found ourselves staring with mouths agape in horror while looking up

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Baby boxes are becoming a global phenomenon as safe, portable sleeping spaces for babies

Baby boxes are becoming a global phenomenon as safe, portable sleeping spaces for babies

Are fancy cribs becoming obsolete in favor of utilitarian baby boxes? While we’re sure companies crafting those gorgeous beds for babies shouldn’t start sweating too much, the baby box trend

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FDA proposes limit on arsenic in baby rice cereal

FDA proposes limit on arsenic in baby rice cereal

Bland, digestible rice cereal has long been a favored first food, but a recent FDA proposal to limit the amount of inorganic arsenic in rice cereal will surely cause parents to think twice before giving

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Smoking while pregnant alters baby’s DNA

Smoking while pregnant alters baby's DNA

Despite the fact that smoking during pregnancy has been associated with SIDS, miscarriage, low birth weight, and reduced lung function, 12% of pregnant women in the United States smoke. Perhaps the

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Study confirms the link between Zika virus and in utero brain damage

Study confirms the link between Zika virus and in utero brain damage

Zika virus has exploded in recent months, both in the number of cases reported and in international coverage. While previous press and research strongly suspected a link between Zika and brain damage in

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BREAKING: Majority of canned food still contains BPA lining or other toxic substitutes

BREAKING: Majority of canned food still contains BPA lining or other toxic substitutes

The FDA has publicly supported removing toxic, endocrine-disrupting BPA from the lining of cans since 2010, but a newly released report entitled Buyer Beware: Toxic BPA & Regrettable Substitutes in

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