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A Diaper Rash Guide for New Parents

A Diaper Rash Guide for New Parents

Posted by  Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger As a new parent, I worried whenever my kids developed rashes. It could be eczema, cradle cap, or even a viral-related breakout. Yet, diaper rashes are one type of rash that is easily identifiable from infancy to the toddler years. Almost every child suffers from a rash in […]

Easing Skin Irritation in Babies

Easing Skin Irritation in Babies

Posted by  Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger Minor skin irritation is common among babies and is generally not a cause for concern. Some children are more sensitive than others, and may be more susceptible to rashes such as prickly heat, eczema, or cradle cap. Babies outgrow most of these mild conditions, which are usually easily […]

National Children’s Dental Health Month Is a Time to Teach Teeth Care

National Children’s Dental Health Month Is a Time to Teach Teeth Care

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so naturally, it’s a great time to reinforce healthy dental habits at home. To help parents, teachers, and the dental community communicate the importance of healthy teeth and gums to kids, The American Dental Association (ADA) has launched a new campaign named […]

Five Holiday Gift Ideas that Capture the Spirit of Giving

Five Holiday Gift Ideas that Capture the Spirit of Giving

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger No matter how you choose to celebrate the holiday season, it’s always the perfect opportunity to help others. If you’d like to give something extra this year to those in need, here are some holiday gift ideas that capture the spirit of charitable giving. Fair Trade Products Look for […]

Five Surprising Recyclable Materials

Five Surprising Recyclable Materials

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger Thanks to increased environmental consciousness, many of us are very aware that recyclable materials should not go in our trash cans. And as recycling processes improve, more and more items can be reused. Although not every recyclable item can be put in bins for community curbside pickups, collection centers […]

Two Cool Science Experiments for Kids that Teach Sustainability

Two Cool Science Experiments for Kids that Teach Sustainability

Posted by  Jennifer A. DiGiovanni The great thing about science experiments for kids is that they have so much fun with them that they often don’t realize they’re learning. Using experiments to teach kids about the environment will help them learn about the world around them, and maybe get messy and enjoy themselves, too. To […]

Energy Saving Tips for Keeping Warm This Winter

Energy Saving Tips for Keeping Warm This Winter

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger After the fun and sun of summer, transitioning to cooler weather and greater time spent indoors may be difficult, especially for kids. To increase your family’s comfort on cold winter days – without increasing your heating bill – here are a few easy tips for keeping warm this winter. […]

When Do Baby Teeth Fall Out? A Timeline for Parents

When Do Baby Teeth Fall Out? A Timeline for Parents

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger When do baby teeth fall out? Sometimes it seems as if kids have to wait years before their tiny teeth begin to wiggle. The whole family looks forward to the first visit from the Tooth Fairy – followed by nineteen more visits (per child) until all of their […]

The Best Foods for Oral Health

The Best Foods for Oral Health

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger A healthy diet reaps many benefits, including excellent oral health. Often the nuisance of dealing with a cavity or two is enough to encourage kids and adults to avoid sticky, sugary sweets that cling to and eat away at strong teeth. Instead, choose healthy foods rich in calcium […]

Baby Swimming Lessons: Four Questions to Ask

Baby Swimming Lessons: Four Questions to Ask

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger Preparing your child for water safety is important, but don’t get ahead of yourself. You shouldn’t expect your child to master the backstroke after his first few baby swimming lessons. Early childhood swim lessons emphasize water safety and gaining comfort in a pool rather than specifically teaching kids to […]