This is what your newborn sees when he looks at you

by 07/02/15   filed under: green baby, kids health, news, parenting

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From the moment babies open their eyes, we coo, we hover, we make silly faces and noises. And while we’ve been told that baby’s vision is limited and generally only able to discern light from dark in the beginning, it’s never been quite clear how much these little bundles of joy can actually see through their squinting eyes. A new study published in the Journal of Vision uses an innovative approach to determine how several varied facial expressions would appear to an infant. The researchers claim that one key component of their study is that they used a looped video of the changing facial expressions instead of still images, which have typically been used in past vision studies.

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HOW TO: Make homemade organic fruit swirl tie-dye popsicles

by 07/01/15   filed under: food, recipe, vegan cooking, vegetarian

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HOW TO: Make elegant raw zucchini rolls filled with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes

by 07/01/15   filed under: how-to, recipes, vegan cooking

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Mom shares amazing photo of dyed placenta to show the miracle of her triplets' survival

by 07/01/15   filed under: birth, green baby, green pregnancy, kids health, news

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An Australian mother of newborn triplets shared a photo on Facebook of her babies’ placenta to illustrate how the amazing organ supported the lives of her little ones in utero. Her doctors dyed the blood vessels to show how nutrients were distributed to each of the three boys. One brother, now called Thomas, “shouldn’t be alive” according to the doctors who pointed out that he was barely receiving any sustenance (shown in yellow at the top), while his two brothers were thriving.

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California Governor signs strict law which makes vaccines mandatory for all school children

by 06/30/15   filed under: education, green baby, green education, green family, green kids, kids health, news, parenting

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California Governor Jerry Brown signed a controversial mandatory vaccination bill into law today, June 30th, making California only the third state in the nation to enact such legislation. In his signing statement, Brown said, “The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangerous diseases.” The two other (and much smaller) states with similar laws are Mississippi and West Virginia. California’s law is arguably tougher than the other two states, and it places a ban on religious and philosophical exemptions for childhood vaccines for any child who enters public school, private school or daycare in the state, beginning with kindergarten. Children currently enrolled in public schools who have an exemption on file will be grandfathered in until they reach the 7th grade, at which time they will be required to catch up with the state-mandated vaccination schedule.

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10 breathtaking tree canopies & natural tunnels that look like scenes from a fairy tale

by 06/30/15   filed under: art, green family

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Luona Handmade's serene, wooden range of indoor/outdoor furniture provides soothing spaces for your family

by 06/30/15   filed under: green family, green kids, kids furniture

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This 20 month-old baby started rock climbing before she could even walk

by 06/30/15   filed under: kid friendly, kids health, parenting

We’ve all heard the phrase: “You need to learn how to walk before you can run,” but for one (really) little lady in Arizona, the phrase needs some modification. Ellie Farmer, now twenty months-old, learned how to rock climb before she could even walk. With competitive rock-climbing parents Rachael and Zak, Ellie has spent much of her early life at the local climbing gym, and it’s clear that she picked up a lot from watching others. Apparently, she couldn’t wait to get started, scaling her first wall at eight months-old, under the watchful eyes of her parents.

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Kids can soar into dreamland as superheroes with DC Comics organic sleepwear from Hanna Andersson

Kids can soar into dreamland as superheroes with DC Comics organic sleepwear from Hanna Andersson

Superhero loving kiddos will adore the new DC Comics sleepwear from Hanna Anderson. Made sustainably with Oeko-Tex certified 100% organic cotton, kids can channel their inner Batman,…

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HOW TO: Make a vegan roulade filled with colorful, mesmerizing veggie swirls

HOW TO: Make a vegan roulade filled with colorful, mesmerizing veggie swirls

1. Gather the ingredients 1 puff pastry shell 2 zucchinis 3 carrots 1 eggplant a cup of sweet potato mash 2 tbsp of mustard fresh rosemary a drizzle of olive oil salt and…

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"The Man with the Golden Arm" has saved the lives of 2 million babies by donating his blood weekly for the past 60 years

"The Man with the Golden Arm" has saved the lives of 2 million babies by donating his blood weekly for the past 60 years

When James Harrison was just 14 years-old, he received a life-saving blood transfusion during an invasive chest surgery. His father, a blood donor, encouraged him to pay it forward when…

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CorkiMats are comfy play mats made from sustainable cork, bamboo, and organic cotton

CorkiMats are comfy play mats made from sustainable cork, bamboo, and organic cotton

Pillobebe’s cushy CorkiMats look comfy enough even for moms and dads to take some much-deserved rest, though these play mats were actually created to provide a safe and fun place…

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Hasbro changes the gender of all their Jurassic World dinosaur toys from girls to boys

Hasbro changes the gender of all their Jurassic World dinosaur toys from girls to boys

The tooth-bearing, tourist stomping dinosaurs in Jurassic Park and Jurassic World may all be female (as explained as an actual plot point in the films), but toy manufacturer Hasbro…

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UNICEF report shows much more progress needs to be made for the welfare of children worldwide

UNICEF report shows much more progress needs to be made for the welfare of children worldwide

Fifteen years ago in September, United Nations leaders came together to agree on Millenium Development Goals, a framework by which progress would be measured to improve life for…

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California's bill to ban personal & religious child vaccine exemptions advances amidst heated debate

California's bill to ban personal & religious child vaccine exemptions advances amidst heated debate

In California, an aggressive mandatory vaccination bill has passed the State Assembly and is now headed to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown. Despite protests from parents seeking to…

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Japanese preschool designed to collect rainwater to delight puddle jumping kids

Japanese preschool designed to collect rainwater to delight puddle jumping kids

Rain can be a real bummer when it thwarts playtime activities outdoors. Rather than force the children of the Dai-ichi Yochien Preschool to have to stay indoors on rainy days, Hibino…

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Minimalist Ovo high chair by Micuna evolves into a desk chair for your older child

Minimalist Ovo high chair by Micuna evolves into a desk chair for your older child

The beautiful and eco-minded Ovo High Chair is the perfect high chair for babies starting at six months-old — and given its thoughtful design, it evolves so that it can be used…

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LivKids allergy bracelets keep kids safe in style

LivKids allergy bracelets keep kids safe in style

The LivKids range was founded by Karen Gold when her then two year-old daughter, Olivia, had an allergic reaction to a sweet treat and went into anaphylactic shock. Karen realized that…

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