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What Nontoxic Breast Pump Options Are Available?

baby Nov 10, 2018

by editorial team

 

Moms will often breastfeed infants for positive health benefits.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, breastfeeding can protect infants against a variety of diseases and conditions, such as respiratory tract infection, diabetes, leukemia, childhood obesity and more.

However, chemicals found in breast pumps may be contributing to the same health conditions that moms are trying to avoid.

In this article, we’ll explore the chemicals found in...

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How to Set Parent Controls on Youtube

 by editorial team

 

With hundreds of kids' channels that have millions of subscribers, YouTube entertains kids for hours. When videos end, kids (and adults) can continue watching by either searching for more videos or through the recommended videos that YouTube suggests automatically. 

As parents, we want to prevent kids from seeing videos that were meant for adults. YouTube has a child Safety Mode for that exact purpose: to keep kids safe from age-inappropriate...

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4 Ways to Choose Nontoxic Deodorant (and Why it Matters)

self-care Nov 05, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée 

 

Are you interested in nontoxic deodorant? But are you unsure about where to find it, or which one to choose? 

People are increasingly trying to avoid potentially toxic chemicals in their deodorants, including pregnant women who are concerned about toxins in deodorant that may travel into the womb and affect their unborn child. 

In this article, we’ll discuss which chemicals are found in conventional...

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4 Tips for Nontoxic Hand Soap

By Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée 

 

Nontoxic hand soap is better for all of us, but especially mothers of babies and young kids, because what's on our hands can make their way into our children's bodies. Babies will chew on our fingers, and our hands touch many things that go straight into our children's mouths, like teething rings.

Therefore, it may be worthwhile to reconsider the type of handsoap you’re using.

In this article, we’ll look at...

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6 Options for Chemical Free Baby Wipes

baby children Oct 29, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée 

 

Cleaning babies is nearly a full-time job.

Dirty hands to dirty butts, we grab the baby wipes as a quick cleaning rag.

Those handy wipes may be causing blisters, chemical burns, and eye injuries.

Read on to find out why, and how to choose chemical-free baby wipes.

 

What Are The Toxic Chemicals in Your Baby Wipes?

Baby wipes often contain chemicals that are used as preservatives, fragrances, whiteners, and skin...

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The Link Between Technology And Depression in Children

by editorial team

 

Does your child spend too much time in front of a screen? And does it matter?

A 2018 study by researchers at the San Diego State University says yes.

The study found a correlation between increased smartphone use and the increased rate of depression (and suicide attempts) among teenagers. Adults may be affected too, according to a study from the University of Illinois. The study found that those who had high engagement with technology scored...

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Are Attention Disorders Linked to Technology?

By Angela Cummings

 

Over 6 million children ages 2-17 were diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in 2016, according to a study by the U.S. Center for Disease Control. This is an increase of 1.7 million children with ADHD since 2003.

About 10 million adults have ADHD.

Technology may be a contributing factor.

 

Why Does Technology Link to Attention Disorders?

Technology can cause a lack of focus and sleep. According to Dr. Larry Rosen, “technology,...

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When Should Children Get A Phone?

by editorial team

 

Did you know that the average age of owning a cell phone is now only six years old?

It’s true, according to one survey.

Deciding when your child is ready to have one deserves a lot of thought. Are they ready for the responsibility and maturity associated with having a cell phone? Are you aware of potential risks—health, developmental, and emotional—from cell phone exposure and use?

This article will highlight key considerations as...

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The New Family Divide: How Can Technology Impact Family Time?

 by editorial team

 

Technology has been increasing at a fast pace since the late 1990’s and 2000’s, making it difficult for parents (and adults in general) to handle the challenges of changing technology in their workplaces and homes.

This increase in technology adds a new dynamic to parenting: challenging meaningful communication and strong relationships with our children. It can challenge our adult and family relationships as well.

 

Why does a family...

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Effects of Social Media on Teenage Relationships

by editorial team

 

According to researchers at the University of Washington and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 80% of youth aged 12 through 17 are social media users. Adults are active as well, with 69% of adults using at least one social media site.

What effect could social media have on teenagers and adults, and their ability to communicate and make friends?

While the long-term effects are not yet clear, what we do know is enough to cause concern and it's worth taking...

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