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Safe Sunscreen Tips for Babies and Children

Everyone is at risk of the harmful effects of the sun. Effects can include sunburns, unsightly dark spots, accelerated skin aging, and skin cancer. Children are especially at risk because the younger they are, their skin is more sensitive. Did you know that most sun damage to the skin occurs in childhood? That is why …

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Effect of Secondhand Smoke on Unborn Babies

You probably already know that smoking is not good for your health. You may have also heard about secondhand smoke, which refers to the breathing in someone else’s smoke. Pregnant women are constantly reminded to avoid smoking cigarettes, but can secondhand smoke cause problems for an unborn baby as well? Read more to find out …

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7 Halloween Candy Safety Tips for Parents

Many kids look forward to Halloween because of all the candy they plan to get and eat – all while dressed up in fun costumes of their favorite characters.  Whether it be from personal experience or urban legends, Halloween candy can have a dubious reputation among adults. Here are seven tips that will help you …

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Are Infant Swim Lessons Worth It? Ideal Age to Swimming

Every year around summer time many ads will pop up about swimming classes for children. It seems that every year these lessons are aimed at even younger children… and even babies? How safe is this practice? Are these classes recommended? And if so, at what age? Information on the internet can be conflicting, as with …

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Teenagers’ Use of Social Media and the Internet: Benefits, Risks, and Advice

Kids and teens use the internet and social media so much nowadays, that parents often wonder if they would survive a week without it. Luckily, as these activities become more common, we have been learning more about their benefits and risks. In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of internet use, the …

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