World's First Vegetable Based Infant Formula is in the Works!

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Breastfeeding is the ideal way to nourish your baby, but occasionally it becomes impossible due to allergies, inadequate milk supply, or other difficulties. Then the problem becomes what to feed baby next: a cow’s milk-based formula (problematic for vegan families and also difficult for some babies to digest) or a soy-based formula (which is another common allergen). The creators of Israeli baby food and BPA-free bottle company HEART realized the need for a baby formula alternative when one of their grandchildren was born with digestive problems and had to resort to drinking a hydrolyzed formula with an unpleasant taste and smell. They began experimenting with almonds as a base and then added a secret veggie-based component to create a formula that meets the necessary health criteria profile for nourishing babies. The inventor/executives are currently trialling their innovative formula and hope to have the product out within a year. Until then, we’ll be wondering what exactly is in this top secret veggie formula!

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Elsa & Anna from Frozen are Teaching Girls How to Code!

by 12/01/14   filed under: education, kids entertainment

Your kids, my kids, your sister’s kids — few of them are ready to “Let It Go” when it comes to their love of Frozen. Since the obsession continues, why not take advantage and use their Frozen fever to learn how to code? Code.Org, with the support of Disney, has launched a new Frozen-inspired tutorial to entice girls to explore the world of coding at an early age and to hopefully help even out the gender divide in the tech industry. Using simple commands, future techies can create patterns and snowflakes as Anna and Elsa ice skate around. Check out the Code.org site as a whole for educational activities for the upcoming winter holiday break — there’s also an Angry Birds coding tutorial for those kids who have moved beyond Anna and Elsa’s snowy wonderland.

RELATED | Teaching Girls How to Code & Making them Marketable Female Role Models

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Immortalize Your Family with a Gorgeous Custom Portrait Wall Hanging from Pink Cheeks Studios

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Spot it! Holidays is a Festive, Action-Packed Stocking Stuffer

by 11/30/14   filed under: eco play, green family, green gifts, green kids, green toys

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Unplug this holiday season with a good old-fashioned card game that your whole family, young and old, is sure to love. Spot it! Holidays is a super fun game comprised of 55 cards that feature festive items such as snowmen, ornaments, elves, candy canes, presents, snowflakes and more — all packed in a travel-friendly tin that will fit nicely into a stocking! Spot it! is a lively, action-packed game to play with friends and family — it’s pleasantly versatile because it’s appropriate for young children (as long as they can recognize and shout out the symbols they see) and grandparents alike — and between 2 to 8 players can join in. The object of the game is to be the first to “spot”/match any object on the card in play on the card in your hand. It’s not as easy as it sounds and this game always ends in an exciting race to be the first to play all your cards. Available in myriad versions, Spot it! has won many prestigious awards including Parents’ Choice Gold Award, The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, and Oppenheim Best Toy Award – Gold Seal. Additionally, Blue Orange Games has planted 100,000 trees to date in their mission to help preserve the planet via their Tree Campaign. Don’t miss a chance to give Spot it! as a gift this holiday season — it’s a surefire hit!

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21 Beautiful Faux & DIY Christmas Trees to Brighten the Season

by 11/29/14   filed under: eco decor, green family, green holiday ideas for kids

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15 Enchanting Green Gifts for Big Kids

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Making your list and checking it twice? Don’t fret about what to get all of the big kids you know this holiday season — we’ve taken the guesswork out of coming up with the coolest gifts in our Great Green Gift Guide for Big Kids. There’s something to fill every kid with glee, from a sweet bicycle or Spooner board to a transparent garden or a tent that’s full of wonder — and so much more. You can complete your shopping spree with just a few mouse clicks so you don’t have to spend time rushing around town searching for presents!

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Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco-Gifts for Little Kids!

by 11/28/14   filed under: green gifts, green holiday ideas for kids

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Struggling to find the perfect eco-gift for your little ones that’s not only tons of fun, but also educates and inspires creativity? We’ve got you covered! Check out Inhabitots’ brand new selections in Inhabitat’s Green Holiday Gift Guide that will keep your kids happy, active and un-glued to screens. From an amazing transforming cardboard pet ‘dog’, to Montessori and Waldorf-inspired games, all of the gifts on our list are sure to bring joy to your little tot, while encouraging cognitive and imaginative play.

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13 Idyllic, Organic Family Farm Stay Vacations Around the World

by 11/28/14   filed under: education, food, gardening, green holiday ideas for kids

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HOW TO: Combat Consumer Chaos & Have a Thoughtful Holiday Season

HOW TO: Combat Consumer Chaos & Have a Thoughtful Holiday Season

TweetEmailPhoto by Shutterstock Why a materialistic holiday is bad It’s not like I want to be a Grinch and kill Christmas. I like Christmas. What I don’t like is…

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This Inspiring 99 Year-Old Woman Sews a Dress a Day to Send to Young Girls in Africa

This Inspiring 99 Year-Old Woman Sews a Dress a Day to Send to Young Girls in Africa

99 year-old Lillian Weber sews a dress every single day. While that fact in and of itself is remarkable — what makes Weber’s labor of love even more inspiring is that each…

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DIY HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: 120+ Homemade Presents Friends and Family of All Ages Will Treasure

DIY HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: 120+ Homemade Presents Friends and Family of All Ages Will Treasure

TweetEmailPhoto – Homemade Memory Game Homemade Gifts That Kids Can Help Make Not all homemade gifts are easy for kids to make. Kids have short attention spans and some…

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Kids Blame Michelle Obama for Their Disgusting School Lunches & Showcase Photos of Their Gross Food

Kids Blame Michelle Obama for Their Disgusting School Lunches & Showcase Photos of Their Gross Food

Pizza school lunch The New School Lunch Standards For years the USDA school lunch program was horrible. Congress did awesome stuff like declaring pizza a vegetable and allowing pink…

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Family in Omaha Sells LEGO Ornament Creations & Donates ALL Proceeds to Children in Need

Family in Omaha Sells LEGO Ornament Creations & Donates ALL Proceeds to Children in Need

We can’t reiterate to our children enough (especially when handed holiday wish lists with requests in the double digits) that the spirit of the holidays is truly about giving,…

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12 Heartfelt and Meaningful Christmas Gifts for Children

12 Heartfelt and Meaningful Christmas Gifts for Children

1. A handmade or vintage tree decoration Buy your child a single, special Christmas decoration, either a handcrafted piece or a vintage ornament. Sites like Etsy have both varieties…

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HOW TO: Make Tofu-Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie

HOW TO: Make Tofu-Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie

TweetEmailGather Your Ingredients 2 cups of organic pureed pumpkin – homemade or canned 1 cup alternative milk – I used organic vanilla soy milk 3/4 cup organic…

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12 Pediatricians in Italy Arrested for Allegedly Taking Bribes from Infant Formula Companies to Discourage Breastfeeding

12 Pediatricians in Italy Arrested for Allegedly Taking Bribes from Infant Formula Companies to Discourage Breastfeeding

TweetEmailAccording to Reuters, Italian police have placed 12 pediatricians under house arrest for allegedly accepting extravagant gifts from infant formula companies. The…

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HOW TO: Make Thanksgiving Candles From Leftover Halloween Pumpkins And Gourds

HOW TO: Make Thanksgiving Candles From Leftover Halloween Pumpkins And Gourds

What you will need: miniature pumpkins or gourds beeswax natural lead-free wick drill with attachment knife empty tin can Step 1: Melt the Wax Add enough water to the pot that a…

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The Beautiful, Airy Butterfly Dollhouse is Packed with Possibilities

The Beautiful, Airy Butterfly Dollhouse is Packed with Possibilities

From 3 Star Studio, makers of the stylish ARC Dollhouse, comes a beautiful, airy dollhouse packed with custom design possibilities. Named after its iconic wing-like roof, the Butterfly…

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