So you just found out that you are going to be a parent or a grandparent. Congratulations! Now starts the fun of readying the nursery for the new arrival. It’s hard to choose from the dizzying array of products you find, as you weigh price, functionality, space considerations, and need. But what about health? Is that even something you need to factor in as you make your decisions? Learn how to select safe, non-toxic products for your nursery and baby and which products to prioritize.
Protecting your baby gets tougher when he or she gets the ability to crawl and/or walk. Suddenly the most normal parts of your home present new dangers – especially in the bathroom. That’s because, to a crawling baby or growing toddler, the bathroom is a curious space worth exploring. Your child wants to open doors, […]
It just takes a split second for them to fall, to drown, to touch a hot stove or open flame, or to consume something poisonous. How many adults do you know that have a scar, physical handicap, or emotional trauma that resulted from an accident they had in the home when they were a child? […]
Editor’s Note: Mommybites talked with pediatrician and mom Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson about her reaction to the recent report on baby food and how to best feed babies to keep them healthy. Mommybites: A congressional report this month shared that four leading baby food companies were aware that their products included dangerous levels of toxic […]
Elevated levels of toxic heavy metals have been found in popular baby food products. These heavy metals—including lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury—are chemical elements. They are found in soil that is used to grow food. Some areas have higher amounts of the toxins than others as a result of pesticide use and pollution. Exposure to […]
It’s an upsetting matter when your own child gets injured. However, when your child’s friend is injured while he is under your care, it is a whole new ballgame. Caring for the Injury When a child not your own is injured, always treat him how you would want your own child to be treated should […]
Parenting is so fast-paced that we seldom have time to plan or act in advance. We often plan to discuss important subjects with our kids, but sometimes we’re too late, and our kids learn all the wrong things from all the wrong people. These are subjects that you should discuss with your children before their […]
Nothing about this year has been normal, especially the holidays! But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great Hanukkah! Check out these tips for keeping this year’s Hanukkah is as miraculous as possible!