Month: December 2018

fireworks

Warning: There are no safe fireworks for home use

Have you ever heard someone refer to those home-use fireworks as “safe and sane” and “legal’ as a way to defend and justify their use? Here’s the truth. Are they legal? There is a class of fireworks marketed to consumers for home use that are legal under United States Federal regulations (with additional local regulations …

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What Every Parent Ought to Know About Safely Storing Breastmilk & Formula

This article is about safely storing breastmilk or infant formula for later use. This is a topic that not a lot of people will think about until they find themselves with some unused milk in their hands, and wonder: so do I just put it in the fridge? The counter? Toss it? Luckily, someone else has …

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This is the reason why you should never give honey to a baby

Everyone loves honey. It’s all-natural and delicious! But you may have heard that you should not feed honey to a baby. But do you know why not? It’s because of botulism. Botulism is a disease that is contracted by ingesting spores of a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Big name? Yes – and big problems! Botulism …

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dentist during pregnancy

This is why pregnant women need to see the dentist before they deliver

Congrats! You are expecting a beautiful bundle of joy 😊 When was the last time you went to your dentist for a check-up? Did you know, that it is safe for expecting mothers to go to the dentist during pregnancy? Well, it is! And I will tell you why moms-to-be must get this in check …

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Choosing Toys That Promote Children Development

It is no secret that children develop many skills by playing. As we learn more about the importance that toys in a child’s development, there is increased focus in choosing the correct toys to stimulate and support skill development. Now that there is wide access to the Internet and we are more connected than ever, …

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3 Important Skills for Kids to Start School

3 Important Skills for Kids to Start School

How can you know if your child is ready to start school? Here’s the rundown on how readiness for school is determined. In the United States, is children must be enrolled in an educational program by a certain age. This can include traditional school systems or alternative options. Although it can vary by location, the …

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