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Electronic Toys May Impede Language Development, Suggests Recent Research
According to recent research, children's use of electronic toys may not be teaching them as much as marketing suggests. In fact, reliance on electronic toys may distract from important language building with parents and caregivers.
Parents Can't Hold Their Babies Too Much, According To New Study
Many new parents are on the fence about how much they should hold their babies, concerned about how much attention is too much. According to a recent report, it appears that the more you hold your baby, the better is it for their development.
New Guidelines For Children's Health Stress Importance Of Getting Enough Sleep
We all know that sleep is important, but an update to the recommendations for children's sleep stresses sleep health as an imperative, even at a young age. Sleep impacts physical, emotional, and mental health, even in kids and teenagers.
The Best Yoga Poses To Reduce Stress In Kids
One way to help children handle stress is to incorporate a yoga practice into their daily routine. Yoga expert and teacher Alice Louise Blunden breaks down the best poses for children to reduce anxiety and promote mindfulness.
These Eco-Friendly Gifts Are The Perfect Way To Celebrate Dad This Father's Day
Holidays are busy with presents, and Father's Day is no exception. Luckily, it's surprisingly simple to find gifts that are not only good for the environment, but are sure to please the special dad in your life.
The 3 Easiest Techniques For Making Your Own Yogurt At Home
Yogurt is a popular staple in healthy diets and a frequent choice at the grocery store or farmer's market. But it's surprisingly simple to make at home, making it easy to customize, and an affordable treat for the whole family.
5 Health Reasons You Should Ditch Your Shoes At The Door
Most of us wear our shoes more often than not. However, recent science suggests that being barefoot might be healthier for our feet. Taking off our shoes at the door may also be safer and cleaner for our homes, as well.
The Easiest Ways Every Family Can Reduce Paper Waste At Home
Making the switch from paper products to cloth is just one concrete way to lessen our environmental impact, starting right at home. In both the kitchen and the bathroom, the transition to paperless is surprisingly simple.
8 Sustainable Coffee Providers So You Can Have Your Caffeine Guilt-Free
Choosing sustainable, eco-friendly coffee is an easy way to make one aspect of your daily routine good for you and good for the planet. Embracing organic, fair trade coffee providers helps farmers and sellers stay safe and survive.
What Every Parent Needs To Know About The 'Baby Wearing' Trend
For many parents, "babywearing" is a great way to be close to your child while having your hands free to do other tasks at home or in public. The most popular styles of baby carriers include slings, wraps, and buckle carriers.
3 Simple Ways To Transition Your Baby To Solid Foods
Babies develop at different stages, but they all eventually transition from liquid to solid foods. Whether you want to make your own baby food or try baby led weaning, your family has options when it comes to introducing solid foods to your baby.
The Easiest Homemade Snacks That Won't Break The Bank
Children love snacks, but running to the store can get time consuming and expensive. Luckily, it's easy to make healthy, kid-friendly snacks right in your own kitchen, including crackers, dips, granola, and even gummy candies.
What Every Parent Needs To Know About Cloth Diapers
As new parents, you might wonder about the environmental impact of raising your child. Luckily, making the switch to cloth diapers is not only eco-friendly, but simple, affordable, and accessible, once you get a hang of the basics.
6 Unique Ways To Transform Your Yard Into An Outdoor Haven For Any Kid
Even in the middle of the suburbs, it’s possible to bring a little nature to your back yard and ditch the plastic toys. With a little imagination and a little elbow grease, your kids can play in a gorgeous, nature-inspired space every day.
7 Ways To Make Your Laundry Routine Easy On The Environment
Washing and drying our clothes is one of the more resource intensive household chores. Changing the way we use water, detergent, and electricity can make a significant long-term impact on the environment with small, simple tweaks to our routine.