Benefits of Baby-wearing

As a new mom I have quickly learned the benefits of baby wearing! Snuggling with Cooper is amazing, but then the whole day would go by with me on the couch, holding my little one and nothing would get done. Being able to put him in a carrier is GREAT! I love the connection it […]

Time to make your own Baby Food?

The Environmental Defense Fund did a study looking at lead. Not in paint, which is where most of us associate lead, but in our food.   The results were not good.  They looked at over 12,000 food samples from 2003- 2013 and analyzed them for nutrients, pesticides and metals.  Of the 12,000 samples, over 2,000 samples […]

Beach Safety – Riptides (Currents)

Summer is here and many people are heading to the beach. Riptides  can turn a fun beach trip into a not so fun beach trip! Here is what you need to know! Riptides or currents, are long, narrow channels of water which move from the shore to the sea.  These currents are so strong, they […]

Conger’s Corner: Screen Time

Not talking yet?  What?  Your adorable bundle of smartness who is excelling in all areas is not using language yet?  Interestingly, handheld screen time is linked to expressive speech delays according to new research from the Pediatric Academic Societies.  The study shows that by 18 month, 20% of children had daily average handheld device use […]

How to Treat a Sunburn

Now that it’s getting hotter – don’t fall for the, “Mom, I’m good,” trick and let your kids go without sunscreen. But in case your kids do get a sunburn, here’s what to do. Remember, a sunburn is still a burn, as you can see in the picture above, which shows a kid with a […]

Non-cows milk may not be a good idea

Pretty much every day I talk to families that have made a decision to do an alternative to cow’s milk. Milk made from soy, almond or rice. Usually someone in the family is allergic or had a reaction- so it made sense to move the family over to the alternative. I have had concerns in […]

Baby Sunburn Prevention

  ​Why is a baby at special risk from sunburn? A baby’s skin is more delicate and thinner than an adult’s and burns and irritates more easily. Even dark-skinned babies may be sunburned. Babies cannot tell you if they are too hot or beginning to burn and cannot get out of the sun without an […]