6 Natural Ways to Fight Seasonal Allergies and Still Enjoy the Great Outdoors

by 05/22/14   filed under: green family, health & body, parenting

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Casa Kids' Luna Crib Ingeniously Converts to Toddler Bed, Twin Bed and Bunk Beds

by 05/21/14   filed under: kids furniture

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If you’re looking for a bed that will seamlessly take your child from babyhood all the way to college, then what you need is the new Luna Crib from the always innovative Casa Kids. Sure, lots of cribs covert to a small toddler bed, but Luna goes way further, allowing you to convert your baby’s crib into a toddler bed, then a twin bed, then even bunk beds — and maybe right back to the twin bed for a teen or college bound student. Casa Kids guarantee their work for fifteen years, so this really is a bed that will see your child through his childhood. Plus, Casa Kids is an eco-minded company, using Baltic birch plywood and water-based, non-toxic, no VOC finishes. Bonus, there’s a sweet Luna dresser that will look great with the Luna Crib (plus beds).

See Inhabitat’s coverage of Casa Kids Luna collection at BKLYN Designs!

+ Luna Crib starting at $800.00

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Tinitell is the World's Smallest Mobile WristPhone Designed Especially for Kids

by 05/21/14   filed under: electronics, gear for parents

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Tinitell, yet another clever Kickstarter project, has recently emerged, and it’s being touted as the world’s smallest mobile phone. Though you’d think the smallest cell phone ever might be targeted at James Bond and his spy buddies, in fact, Tinitell is being marketed to children. Tinitell is a basic mobile wristphone for children that may help enable peace of mind for parents so kids can be kids. This Scandinavian designed and engineered mobile phone isn’t jam-packed with features — it has been intentionally stripped down to include only the bare necessities that a child might need. The device is super easy for kids to manage, coming equipped with voice recognition software. For example, when a child needs to make a phone call, he can push a button on the Tinitell, say the name he wants to call – and the call is placed. For kids not keen on voice recognition, there’s also a Tinitell contact list.

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9 Year-Old Boy Creates Happy Animals Club, a No-Kill Animal Shelter

by 05/21/14   filed under: green kids

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NIVEA Magazine Ad Can be Used as a Trackable Wristband for Kids

by 05/20/14   filed under: gear for parents

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Nivea Sun Kids, a child’s sun protection product has an innovative ad campaign in place that was co-created by Nivea and FCB Brasil. The new “Ad Shield” is a print ad that can be ripped out of a magazine and used as a child-tracking wristband that warns parents if their kids stray too far away, say at the beach or on a hike. The “Ad Shield,” a unique advertisement, made with special moisture-resistant paper and a built-in locator device, needs to be synchronized with the NIVEA Sun Protege application, after which a parent can program the distance they choose, and when their child exceeds the distance limit, the application issues an alert right to the parent’s smartphone. Tatiana Ponce, director of marketing and trade NIVEA Brazil notes, “The goal of NIVEA is offering benefits that go beyond skin care. This listing is an example, an innovative and directly linked to our positioning idea that will help parents and children to enjoy the best sunset with comfort and safety.” No word yet if this ad will be made available to American families, but it did run for the subscribers of the magazine Veja Rio.

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CDC Estimates 10,000 Toddlers Across the U.S. are Being Medicated for ADHD

by 05/20/14   filed under: green rant, health & body

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In news that’s almost too insane to believe, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that around 10,000 toddlers across the United States are diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and in turn, are receiving powerful and possibly dangerous drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall as treatement. In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) declared ADHD to be the number one most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood, however, AAP policy on ADHD only covers children ages four-years and up, meaning there is no official diagnostic or treatment recommendations for children ages three-years and younger (i.e. toddlers). That said, if young toddlers are getting harsh medications for the treatment of ADHD, they’re getting these meds without any specific treatment safety recommendations or protocol in place.

What’s most alarming is that parents of toddlers are allowing this to happen. Just a little online research will reveal that no one yet knows what effects stimulant medications, such as those given to kids with ADHD, will have on two and three-year olds, because this age group hasn’t been included in any major studies regarding these drugs. Yet parents are willing to medicate their toddlers with said drugs. It’s insane!

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Stylish Wrap Table Seamlessly Transitions from Kid's Room to Savvy Home Decor

by 05/19/14   filed under: kids furniture

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This eco-friendly table is the perfect addition to a child’s bedroom or playroom. Totally chic with its slick wooden top and a unique shell that forms the base, this cool table is also a storage unit basket — and once you don’t need it in your kid’s room, it’s stylish enough to use as an extra side table in your living room. The table’s shell is made of Finnish birch plywood and birch root stitching — and the top and bottom of the table are fixed with birch pins. Available in hues of: green, white, blue or brown.

RELATED | The Dubu Desk Befits Kids from Elementary School Through High School

+ Wrap round side table €395.00

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HOW TO: Make an Edible Flower Power Spring Salad with Marigold

by 05/19/14   filed under: healthy recipe, how-to, vegan cooking

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10 Kid-Friendly Vegan Dishes for Summer BBQs

10 Kid-Friendly Vegan Dishes for Summer BBQs

1. Watermelonade Hot summer days demand cool refreshing beverages. Soda, juice and lemonade mixes have a lot of extra sugar. Provide a treat without all the sweet by making this Mint…

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Boon's BPA-Free Platter Keeps Food Separated for Finicky Eaters

Boon's BPA-Free Platter Keeps Food Separated for Finicky Eaters

Why do kids, especially picky eaters HATE when their food touches differing food on their plate? We have no clue. It’s one of the great mysteries of parenting. Boon has no idea…

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Rainbow Owls in a Nest is a Design Savvy Stacking Toy

Rainbow Owls in a Nest is a Design Savvy Stacking Toy

This fun new twist on blocks is sure to make any child, or owl lover, hoot with delight. Full of colorful, curvy personality, these kid-safe owl blocks are made with European hardwood…

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Breast Milk Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risks in Adulthood

Breast Milk Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risks in Adulthood

There’s yet another great reason to breastfeed say researchers from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. According to the researchers findings, babies who have a low birth…

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HOW TO: Make Raw Broccoli & Mushroom Slow Stir-Fry

HOW TO: Make Raw Broccoli & Mushroom Slow Stir-Fry

1. Gather the ingredients a bunch of mushrooms 4 cups of broccoli florets 1 tbsp of raw sesame seeds (white or black) 1 round tomato Marinating sauce: 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive…

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HOW TO: Create a Successful Babysitting Co-Op

HOW TO: Create a Successful Babysitting Co-Op

image by futurestreet 1. Be Flexible When you’re planning your babysitting co-op days, things are going to come up, especially with younger kids. Nap schedules change and there…

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HOW TO: Make Organic Homemade Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches

HOW TO: Make Organic Homemade Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches

What you will need for the Lemon Ice Cream: 3 large organic free-range eggs 2 cups organic heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoons grated lemon zest 1 cup organic sugar 1/2 cup lemon…

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Apple & Pear Shaped Dollhouses Put a Refreshing Spin on Playtime

Apple & Pear Shaped Dollhouses Put a Refreshing Spin on Playtime

We’ve seen many a cool dollhouse here at Inhabitots. From dollhouses in guitars to tiny adorable dollhouses to dollhouses shaped like logs, but we’ve never seen dollhouses…

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7 Kid-Approved Organic Vegetable and Fruit Smoothie Recipes

7 Kid-Approved Organic Vegetable and Fruit Smoothie Recipes

TweetEmail Smoothie #1: Peachy Green Blend and serve: 3/4 c. organic frozen stemmed strawberries (I leave the stems on and freeze) 3/4 c. organic frozen peaches 1/4 c. frozen…

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HOW TO: Make No-Bake Energetic Vegan Oat Balls

HOW TO: Make No-Bake Energetic Vegan Oat Balls

1. Gather the ingredients 1 cup of oatmeal 2/3 cup of coconut flakes 1/2 cup of peanut butter 1/2 cup of flaxseeds 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/3 cup of maple syrup 1 tsp. of…

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