Healthy Living

Healthy Living is where you can find more about how to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle as well as how to better your emotional health. There are so many factors in our daily lives that all contribute to our overall health – nutrition, environment, products, stress, relationships, etc. – it is important for us to take a holistic look at how we can better our health in all we do.

Each week we will invite healthy living pros to come share tips and tricks we can all use to create a better environment for ourselves, our families and largely our world. Moms move the world: let’s make it a healthier one!

The Mommybites’ Healthy Living section is co-hosted by Mott’s and Mommybites. This partnership does not influence the content, topics or posts made on this blog. We always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on all topics, products, and services.

Tips & Tricks To Teach Baby How To Sleep

If you Google "sleep training", you’ll see any number of methods and styles for getting baby to sleep through the night. But here’s the thing: there’s no trick to it. Humans are biologically hardwired to get sleep when our bodies need it. Yes, we’ll fight it. Adults will fight it to binge watch one more episode or read one more chapter. And babies, despite lack of control over the remote, will sometimes fight it too. How do they fight it? As it turns out, it’s the parents who... read more

Game Day – When A Candy Bar and Soda Just Don’t Measure Up!

  Game day! Time to make sure the kids are fed properly in order to replace all of the calories they are about to burn! However, there is one small issue - the game is at 7am in Westchester, a little more than an hour away. When it comes to my child's nutrition, I would call myself aware, but let’s not kid ourselves. Sometimes it just comes down to what’s in the pantry so we can hurry up. I have tried the "It’s too early for him to eat so we'll feed him after the game”... read more

How Parents Can Have a Positive Impact on Children’s Health in Schools

Being a parent to a child who’s in school can bring up a lot of questions about health. After all, putting a bunch of kids together in the same building practically guarantees that germs will be passed around. If you want to make a positive impact on the health of all the kids at school, here are some strategies you may want to consider. Train Your Child to Keep Their Hands Clean Washing and using hand sanitizer are great, but they won't do much good if your child is coughing or... read more

Kids and Sports: Bench the Stench

Kids love to run around, play, and get dirty. As a parent, it can be quite the task to get all that laundry done. This becomes even more of a challenge when your child is involved in youth sports, specifically hockey. Your little hockey players can get a jersey dirty pretty quickly if you haven’t already noticed. With all the other equipment that needs to be worn to stay safe in the sport of hockey, cleaning can be quite a challenge. But fear not— there is a way to bench the... read more

Pregnancy Diet: Which Foods Should You Eat or Avoid?

When you find out that you're pregnant, you might think that you have to eat foods with twice as many calories so that the baby grows in a healthy manner. However, you'll soon find that if you eat a lot of food in a short time, you will gain more weight than is healthy for both you and the baby. There are some foods that you can enjoy that will help the baby develop in the proper way while keeping your weight down, making it easier to lose the weight after delivery. 1. Grains If you like... read more

Why Recess Is Essential to Child Development

Some of our best memories of grade school always start with that recess bell ringing. That joyful sound was letting our little minds know it was time to go outside and play. Unfortunately, in recent years, schools have waved goodbye to recess in favor of tightly packed academic schedules even at an elementary school level. While we can’t argue with the fact that education is an important part of a child’s life, recess is also an essential part of childhood development. Why is recess... read more

Tips for Restorative Sleep

The importance of restorative sleep is crucial to get through our daily lives. Poor sleep can lead to obesity, stress, heart disease, poor judgment and many other negative effects. With most Americans suffering from sleep deprivation, this has become a huge problem for most of us. However, with the right habits and the right routine, you can get the sleep you need and take back control of your life. Follow these tips for restorative sleep by the Virginia Spine Institute, and never suffer... read more

5 Do’s and Don’ts to Improve Your Child’s Sleep

In today’s world, sleep is treated as a luxury rather than a necessity. And in the middle of the night when your little one wakes up for the third, fourth or eighth time, parents will do anything to get their child to go back to sleep again. In order to start teaching your child good, healthy sleep habits, here are my 5 do’s and don’ts: DON'T Become your child’s prop. Does your child only fall asleep if they are fed, rocked or cradled? Do they almost immediately wake up when... read more