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11 Ways To Keep Your Toddler Safe In The Pool This Summer

We all know kids love stepping into their swim clothes and crashing into the refreshing waters of a swimming pool on a hot day. Parents love an afternoon filled with ice cold lemonade, easy entertainment and fun in the sun. But turning your head for even a minute can result in what was a fun-filled summer day turning into a life-long nightmare. But with a few easy precautions, safety and fun can go hand in hand. Lois Lee, M.C., M.P.H. emergency-medicine specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital, reports that young children can drown silently in as little as 25 seconds, even in a baby pool or the shallow-end. In general, an average of 5,000 children are hospitalized due to unintentional drowning...

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15 Ways to get Kids off the Couch this Summer!

Schools out! The daily commute is over, no more late nights packing lunches and evenings filled with math and science projects. But suddenly your house is feeling a little fuller, and the days seem to last quite a bit longer… the biggest summer struggle for parents is upon you: dealing with the restlessness and boredom that comes with summer! Parents are busy, and entertaining is not easy. The couch is an easy alternative to appease the jitters of summer agitation and boredom. Clicking the remote, and passing babysitting off to an episode of Sponge Bob is certainly the easier route. Unfortunately, most parents know all to well that the advent of technology has already turned many children into couch potatoes....

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5 Mistakes Parents make with sports for their 5-year-olds

What Sport Should my Kid Start Playing First? One of the questions we get asked all the time is “what sport should my kid start playing first?” For many parents, playing in an organized league seems like the natural first step in getting kids to be more active. But to get the most benefits out of sports and to ensure a successful experience, the child must be ready. As the youth sports culture is changing, we’re starting to see many trends which can harm children’s sports experience more than help them. Here are the top five mistakes parents of 5-year-olds have made in the US: 1. Signing Up for Organized Sports Too Early Learning skills like throwing, running and jumping...

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How Gardening with Kids Affects Your Brain and Soul

Grab your garden gloves, friends! When it comes to moms and dads having a hard time finding activities for healthy eating and active exercise, gardening with kids can be a significant activity and resource. Never allow the gardening concept to overpower you. Planting flowers or veggies don’t call for a flawlessly level, huge or even sunlit lawn. Strive for planting flowers or vegetables in a small-sized flower bed. Heck, you could even use a kids pool or sandbox for a small raised flower or vegetable bed. And trellises work great for growing beans or other vines that are edible. For those of us with smaller yards, a handful of pots and dirt in a bright area (or even deck) could...

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Tips for Losing Weight After Baby

Check out these tips for losing weight after baby. It’s something that most new mothers struggle with. As we are healing and recovering, our bodies need more from us. Our babies need things from us. And so the process of losing weight after baby should be conquered the safe way and with lots of care and patience. Healthy Weight Loss After Pregnancy We are sharing with you the top 3 healthy tips for losing weight after bringing that bundle of joy into the world. It’s important to start by mentioning that if you’re breastfeeding, it’s extra important to lose weight SLOWLY. This is because if you lose too much weight too quickly- it can reduce your milk supply significantly. According...

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2019 March Madness Mascot Bracket for Kids

Get a 2019 March Madness Mascot Bracket for Kids! It’s a great way to get kids interested in Basketball! Have them root for their favorite mascot with this fun and easy mascot bracket. Here are the simple rules: Each region has its on page. Each head to head game is marked by dotted lines. You’ll see that there are a few places with 2 teams listed. Those are for the First Four games, which will be played this week to determine which team is a part of the bracket. Pick the teams you want to win each game. For the first round, each page will have 8 winners. Fill out the bracket before the games begin – round 1 games...

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Top 18 Tips & Tricks to Boost Family Immune System with Exercise

Check out these 18 tips and tricks to boost family immune system with exercise! You will be up and moving in no time! It’s no joke that pediatricians believe that regular exercise can increase the number of natural killer cells in adults and also similarly benefits the kids. So if you are exploring ways to get your child into a lifelong fitness habit, take the lead and be a good role model – by doing it with them! Children and Physical Activity | Exercise with the Family Studies show that regular exercise can help contain allergies. Physical activity results in a strong blood flow. This allows allergens to be moved quickly through the body and eliminated via the kidneys and...

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3 Reasons Backyard Camping with Kids is Sweeter than Christmas Morning

Need a quick, cheap getaway that works for every member of the family? Then head out back and set up camp for an old-fashioned backyard camp out, customized to make it just the way you like it. There are several reasons Backyard Camping with Kids would be a blast. By the way, it doesn’t have to be about roughing it. Bottom line is: It’s all about being in the backyard and getting active with quests to cure whatever troubles you. Your little monkeys will love this, and so will you! Families can introduce children to the magic of nature and exercise while still holding the tether of working bathrooms, a fully stocked fridge, and the familiarity of home. Kids will...

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