Are you thinking of getting a gym membership for your child? Are you wondering what is the right age for joining the gym? Gym class is a good place to build self-confidence and adopt a healthy lifestyle. Knowing the right … Continue reading Right Age for Your Child to Join a Gym
After months of anticipation, your baby’s due date is near. Here’s what you can expect from the start of labor until the first days and weeks with your new baby. Signs of Labor No one can predict with certainty when … Continue reading Labor and Childbirth: What To Expect and Complications
Children are the future — but they need our help now. The United States is experiencing a youth mental health crisis that is more than a decade in the making, and COVID-19 has exacerbated issues that had been looming in … Continue reading U.S. Surgeon General: How to Address the Youth Mental Health Crisis
After 9 months of nausea, weight gain, back pain, and general discomfort, the day is finally here: delivery day. And, if you’re anything like me, you are more than ready. I was trying to evict my daughter as soon as … Continue reading How to Advocate for Yourself and Your Baby During Delivery
The best treatment for diaper rash is to keep your baby’s skin as clean and dry as possible. If your baby’s diaper rash persists despite home treatment, your doctor may prescribe: A mild hydrocortisone (steroid) cream An antifungal cream, if … Continue reading Diaper Rash: Diagnosis and Treatment
You may not be pregnant yet, but there’s plenty you can do now to make yourself as healthy as possible for a growing baby. Consider this your preconception to-do list. 1. Make an appointment with your doctor. True, you’ll be … Continue reading Your Prepregnancy Checklist
Children develop at varying rates in all sorts of ways, from when they take their first steps to when they understand that their own perspective might be different to someone else’s. Language is no different so there is no set … Continue reading When Should My Child Start Speaking?
If you’re considering having a baby, you probably have wondered how long it will take to get pregnant, when to have sex, and how often. Find the answers to your questions here. The Odds of Getting Pregnant It’s a common … Continue reading Thinking About Getting Pregnant? How to Prepare for it?
Sixteen-year-olds can bring both joy and frustration to parents. For instance, there can be so many reasons for immense pride in how your son or daughter is growing up and accomplishing goals, but there are bound to be a few … Continue reading Development Milestones for Your 16 Year Old Child
Kids who become invested in self-improvement at a young age will likely experience many advantages in life. But it can be a little tricky to figure out exactly how to go about teaching kids about self-improvement. Fortunately, these strategies can … Continue reading How to Promote Self-Improvement in Your Kids
Your seven-month-old has just broken out in hives. You’ve been gradually introducing solids, but haven’t introduced anything new in a few days. Still, you ate a messy peanut butter sandwich before feeding your baby and are wondering if your baby … Continue reading What Are the Symptoms of an Allergy in Kids?
Disciplininga toddler can feel sometimes like an uphill battle. After all, it’s not called the “terrible twos” for nothing. Despite their small size, they can be impressively stubborn and strong-willed. While they’re not yet ready for serious consequences, it’s important … Continue reading Discipline for Toddlers: Strategies and Challenges
In 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its analysis of what it costs to raise a child in the United States. And according to their figures it can cost as much as $233,610 before inflation for a two-parent, … Continue reading How to Reduce the Cost of Raising a Child
The 9- to 12-month-old stage in your baby’s life is often the turning point for them as they make some big developmental milestones like standing, stacking items, and feeding themselves. And while they love experimenting with finger foods at this … Continue reading How Much Should a 9-12 Month-Old Baby Eat?
I’m a parent of three children, ages 8, 10, and 13, with mixed identities. We’re Brown first- and second-generation Americans descended from Indian and Pakistani immigrants. As a result, I’ve been keenly aware of how my kids are relating to … Continue reading Build a Culture of Inclusivity with Your Kids
Pregnancy is an exciting — and stressful — time. Your mind races with a zillion questions and concerns ranging from mild (but not silly — there are no silly questions when you’re pregnant) to very serious. A common question is … Continue reading Coronavirus and Pregnancy: Symptoms, Treatment and Risks
A new study from the American College of Physicians found that taking low-dose aspirin on a daily basis may improve pregnancy outcomes for people who previously experienced pregnancy loss. The report, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday, … Continue reading Low-Dose Aspirin May Help People With History of Pregnancy Loss
I’m not prone to sounding the alarm, but we’re staring at an epidemic when it comes to teenagers and exercise. A study published in the January 2016 issue of Pediatrics, examining 549 teenagers who were equipped with GPS devices to track … Continue reading Teenagers and Exercise: A Problem to Be Reversed
Keep in mind that breast milk is the best food for babies in the first year of life. It helps them grow healthy and strong and protects them from infections and illness. For example: Breast milk has hormones and the … Continue reading 10 Best Baby Formulas of 2021
Healthy Eating Guideline Provide water in addition to age appropriate milk drinks. Infants under the age of 6 months who are not exclusively breastfed can be offered cooled, boiled water in addition to infant formula. Good drinks for babies Breastmilk … Continue reading Good Drinks for Babies and Kids
In industrialized nations today, synthetic hormonal oral contraception (aka the birth control pill) is the most common practice for preventing pregnancy. Despite evidence suggesting that there are many possible dangers of birth control pills, millions of women choose to take these … Continue reading Birth Control Pills: Dangers, Side Effects & Alternatives
Our Top Picks Best Overall: SmartyPants Kids Complete Daily Gummy Vitamins at Amazon “Kids want to take them because they taste great.” Best Budget: L’il Critters Gummy Vites Complete Kids Gummy Vitamins at Amazon “Contain no artificial flavors or sweeteners, … Continue reading The 7 Best Children’s Vitamins of 2020
Autism is a developmental disorder that initially occurs in early childhood. It generally affects a child’s language, behavior and social skills in development. The exact cause of autism is unknown, but some reasons may include medications (specifically valproic acid and thalidomide) … Continue reading Autism Natural Treatment: Foods, Supplements & More
More and more research shows just how important it is for overall health to get enough sun exposure — one reason being because the sun provides us with vitamin D. This is important because vitamin D benefits the body in … Continue reading Vitamin D Benefits, Deficiency, Sources, Dosage and More
Never heard of fenugreek? Don’t worry — you’re not alone — but that doesn’t mean you should continue to be in the dark on this medicinal herb. In fact, I recommend using it on a regular basis. Why? Because fenugreek … Continue reading Fenugreek: Benefits i.e. Pregnancy, Uses and Side Effects
You might slather sunscreen on yourself all day long with no regard, but you’re likely looking at ingredients a little more closely when it comes to what you’re layering onto your kids’ skin. Luckily there are plenty of SPFs that … Continue reading 10 Best Sunscreens For Kids And Babies 2020 – Safe Sunblock
Keep in mind that breast milk is the best food for babies in the first year of life. It helps them grow healthy and strong and protects them from infections and illness. For example: Breast milk has hormones and the … Continue reading 10 Best Baby Formulas of 2020
There’s no doubt that food plays a key role in the health of children. In fact, ensuring the best nutrition for kids can help promote growth and development, support immune function and set long-term healthy eating habits. Conversely, a diet … Continue reading Best Nutrition for Kids: Guidelines, Foods and Vitamins
Over 2,000 people have signed a petition calling on Kellogg’s to change the vitamin D source in their cereals to a vegan version. The petition is a joint campaign by Animal Aid – one of the UK’s largest and longest … Continue reading Thousands Urge Kellogg’s to Increase Range of Vegan Cereals
Of all food categories, it may be safe to say that ensuring the purity of baby foods and making sure there are no toxic ingredients or metal in baby food should be one that’s a major priority. However, a national … Continue reading Metal in Baby Food: Study Finds 95% Contain Heavy Metals
In October 2019, the company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) — makers of the world’s top-selling baby powder — recalled a batch of baby powder after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in at least one bottle. That’s right: baby … Continue reading Baby Powder Asbestos Dangers: Should You Worry?
Most pregnant women aren’t exactly lining up to give birth via caesarian section, but C-sections happen pretty often. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 32 percent of babies delivered in the U.S. in 2017 were born … Continue reading 10 C-Section Scar Questions, Answered By MDs
Can the words we type and filters we use on social media really predict if we’re depressed or narcissistic? It’s looking that way… The latest evidence? Researchers from Stony Brook University and University of Pennsylvania developed an algorithm that can … Continue reading Social Media and Mental Illness: Can Instagram & Facebook Predict Depression & Narcissism?
Millions of parents are seeking answers and assistance when their children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD. Parents are not often told that chiropractic care offer benefits for autism, even as autism ratescontinue to increase. Can a holistic … Continue reading Benefits of Chiropractic Care and Autism: the Untold Story
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) are neurological and behavior-related conditions that cause difficulty in concentrating, impulsiveness and excessive energy. Individuals with ADHD symptoms not only have a challenge in concentrating, but have a challenge sitting … Continue reading 5 Natural Remedies for ADHD + Trigger Foods to Avoid
Picking out a sunscreen you feel good about putting on your skin is one thing. But finding one that you feel good about putting on kiddos? So. Freaking. Hard. Luckily, there are formulas that are safe—and that don’t feel greasy, … Continue reading Best Sunscreens For Kids And Babies 2019
When Christie del Castillo-Hegyi, MD, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was pregnant, she was determined to breastfeed her baby. Like many expectant mothers, she had seen human milk described as the “gold standard,” and heard the “breast is best” mantra. Once … Continue reading What Our Obsession With Breastfeeding Is Doing to Moms and Their Babies
Theo Taylor, who was born on March 15 at just 12 oz. — which is around the same size as a Coca-Cola can — went from being on the brink of death to thriving six months later. The baby from Durham, England, … Continue reading Baby Boy Born the Size of a Coke Can Miraculously Survives and Is ‘Doing So Well,’ Says Mom
You probably know that postpartum depression is a serious problem that can affect new moms. But if you’re a new dad or dad-to-be, you might not actually suspect that your partner could be at risk — or that you could … Continue reading Postpartum Depression Symptoms – Signs of PPD For Men and Women
John Cena—pro wrestler, wish granter, defender of the Universe—has always had what you might generously call a unique approach to romance. Following a 2012 split with … Continue reading 7 Celebrities Who Became Fathers After Turning 40
Did you know that iodine deficiency is now regarded by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the most prevalent and easily preventable case of impaired cognitive development in children in the world? There are at least 30 million suffering from … Continue reading Iodine Deficiency Epidemic: How to Reverse It for Your Health
Acute meningitis is considered a medical emergency. A very scary finding shows a high percentage (up to 75 percent) of all life-threatening meningitis cases occur in young children under the age of 5. Meningitis has also become an increasingly serious … Continue reading Meningitis Symptoms: Natural Management + Prevention
Just like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg before him, Easton LaChapelle is on his way to becoming a tech superstar without ever having gone to college. Continue reading Meet Easton LaChappelle, the 21-Year-Old 3D-Printing High-Tech Prosthetic Limbs
On December 31, 2014, Susan Heard was sitting on her sofa with her husband and 12-year-old daughter, watching TV and waiting for the ball to drop in Times Square. “While everyone in the world was celebrating New Year’s Eve and … Continue reading Pushing Myself Physically Helped Me Heal After My Son’s Death
Calling all moms who’ve had any issues getting their little one to fall asleep. Continue reading This Is The Trick Jenna Dewan Tatum Swears By To Put Her Daughter to Sleep
All babies have to go through it, but, unfortunately, teething is a common cause of temporary pain and suffering during a baby’s early stages of life. Continue reading Teething Symptoms: 6 Natural Remedies to Ease Baby’s Pain