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Watch Your Kids This Summer

July 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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It’s summer time once again. The school is out and the weather is fine. There is just no stopping your kids from enjoying the great . However, it is important to stay alert at all times while watching them play.

Andrea Becker shares how to have a healthy and happy summer for you and your kids.

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How to Give Your Baby A Bath Without Toxins

April 8, 2009 by · 6 Comments 

feeding newbornImagine feeding your newborn with a bottle filled with lotion..

Over 80% of recently tested baby products contain the carcinogen formaldehyde.

Even if your baby does not eat the she is not safe.
Up to 60% of what you put on your baby’s skin is absorbed into the body.
An investigation led by Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, suggest that we have on average 91 industrial chemicals in our bodies that we can’t get rid of. Simply because we can’t break them down.

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Play for Charity

March 26, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

playground96 days to go.

The national non-profit organization KaBoom has teamed up with Julianne Hough. Their goal is  to add 100 000 US playgrounds to a database in 100 days. For every valid playground Julianne donates $1 to a cause. A cause that YOU choose.

It’s spring!

We all need to go outside and enjoy the weather.  Next time bring your camera. And while you’re busy taking photos of your kids having fun, take one of the playground as well.

Now you’ve taken the first step to donate $1 to your favorite cause and help build up a fantastic database that we all will be able to use for years to come.

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Carcinogen in Over 80% of Baby Products

March 23, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

This is horrible! baby bath

USA Today reports about how cancer causing were found in  82% of  tested products.

Some may say that the concentration is very low. But formaldehyde is bad enough that some countries have banned it from all personal care products.

And here they found it in baby products!

Many children’s bath products contain chemicals that may cause cancer and skin allergies, according to a report released Thursday by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Twenty-three of 28 products tested contained formaldehyde, the report says. Formaldehyde — considered a probable carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency, — is released as preservatives break down over time in a container.

USA Today

Thank God for the certified organic alternatives that we can trust and use on our babies without having to worry about toxins and allergens.

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Kids Eat French Fries as Veggies

March 3, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

french friesWhat on earth are we feeding our children?

A study from Ohio State  University showed these horrific results:

25% of kids’ vegetable intake is made up off .

40% of kids’ fruit intake is made up off fruit juice.

I guess I can live with considering fruit juice as fruit intake if it is freshly squeezed. But to consider french fries as a veggie…? No way.

Why even count french fries?
If french fries and juice had been excluded from the study, many children would not be consuming within the recommended range.

What can I say?

Better food to our children, they deserve it!

image courtesy of jamesjyu on Flickr.

Do You Make These Food Mistakes with Your Kids?

September 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

kid eating healthyDr Mercola just published an article on Six Food Mistakes Parents Make

The mistakes are:

  1. Sending Children Out of the Kitchen
  2. Pressuring Them to Take a Bite
  3. Keeping “Good Stuff” Out of Reach
  4. Dieting in Front of Your Children
  5. Serving Boring Vegetables
  6. Giving Up Too Soon

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