HEALTH


What is Baby-Led Weaning?

Thursday, April 27, 2017 By Sarah Bederman
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Baby-led weaning (BLW) is a gentle, commonsense, and fun way to introduce solids to your baby. While continuing to breast or bottle feed, babies are allowed and encouraged to feed themselves real, whole foods–when they are ready. Babies have the autonomy to experiment and discover food at their own pace, developing “chewing skills, manual dexterity, and hand-eye coordination” (Rapley & Murkett, xiv). Participating in family meals, they discover a wide range of healthy foods and learn important social skills, while choosing what, how much, and how quickly to eat. Babies freely explore a variety of new tastes and textures without pressure…

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4 Low Carb Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss

Friday, April 21, 2017 By Kate Horney
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As a busy moms we have to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves. But we often don’t have the hours to spend in the kitchen whipping up a nutritious meal. That’s why I love adding these quick low carb smoothies into my daily nutrition routine. With energy-enhancing ingredients like fresh fruit, green tea, ginger, and protein, you’ll give your smoothie an extra boost with antioxidants and essential vitamins without having to take a pill or supplement. The protein and fiber in these low carb smoothies will help balance hunger, energy, and cravings and will keep you burning fat…

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5 Things Your Pediatrician Wants You to Know

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 By
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As a pediatrician and mama, I am writing this in hope that it helps ease some of the million and one worries we all have about our kiddos! Most importantly, trust your instincts. And if you feel like something is off with your little one, please bring them to your pediatrician. 1. Fever When your child is sick and has a high fever, it can be one of the scariest feelings as a parent. Your little ones don’t look like themselves, sometimes their temperatures are very elevated, they’re not eating, and mama panic mode sets in. Fevers are not all bad,…

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9 Tips for Working Moms to Stay Healthy While at Work

Monday, April 17, 2017 By Alayna Pagnani-Gendron
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Working in an office can make it hard to keep a healthy routine, and it can be especially challenging for moms who juggle work and home life. It seems like there is no time for yourself. It can be especially difficult to make time to exercise or eat right. Here are a few tips to keep your work life as healthy as it can be. 1. While at work, work and then leave work at work. This seems obvious. But how many of us schedule birthday parties, car pool, and dance class while we are work? We also check Facebook, emails,…

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Premature Birth: Understanding Your Risk

Friday, April 14, 2017 By
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It is estimated that approximately 1 in 10 pregnancies in the United States will result in a premature birth–this is one of the highest rates in the developed world. Premature birth remains the leading cause of newborn death globally, and it can happen to anyone. Although its prevalence is remarkably high, premature birth remains a puzzle for medical professionals across the world who struggle to identify why so many babies are born too early. Premature birth is defined as delivering between 20 and 37 weeks. Since babies are technically not ready to leave the womb, they are subject to a variety of…

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Cocktail & Mocktail of the Month | Afternoon Tea

Friday, April 7, 2017 By Nina Spears
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We have partnered with Weights + Measures for the first quarter of our ‘Cocktails & Mocktails of the Month’ series. The recipes are delicious, their restaurant is divine, and we know our readers will love these tasty treats. Thank you, Weights + Measures! Spring has sprung! We are ready to kick of the weekend with something light and refreshing since these temperatures are rising. This Aternoon Tea recipe from Weights + Measures is the perfect thing and we can’t wait to enjoy a glass shortly. 😉 (And if you’re preggo like me, I’ll be sipping on the mocktail version–find that recipe at the bottom of the post.)…

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Facts on Fiber & 5 Tips for Increasing Your Fiber Intake

Thursday, April 6, 2017 By Amanda Davies
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We have all heard that fiber is an important part of our diet. A diet high in fiber helps keep bowel movements regular, helps control cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and can even help you lose weight! But, what exactly is dietary fiber and how do I know if I am eating enough? What is Dietary Fiber? Dietary fiber is the part of food that your body doesn’t digest. It passes through your digestive tract and out of your body in the form of, well, poop. The bulk provided by dietary fiber, coupled with the slow movement of high-fiber foods…

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6 Tips for Fighting Toddler Mealtime Mutiny

Thursday, March 30, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
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Baby Chick™ has received these products from Innobaby as a trial in exchange for an honest review. Read our policies page for more information. Ah, the family dinner. Picture it: mom and dad sitting down with little Janie and Johnnie to a nice, hot, nutritious meal. Everyone is smiling and happy to be eating such a delicious feast together. Pleasant conversation ensues and all is well with the world. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? I’m sure every mom envisions some semblance of that happy family mealtime picture when she has kids. I know I did. It doesn’t take long, however, for that idyllic image…

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Body Back After Baby: Postpartum Weight Loss Tips for Mom

Friday, March 24, 2017 By Kate Horney
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New moms are often sleep-deprived, overwhelmed, and already have so much else on their plate…  When it comes to getting your body back after baby, it’s often hard to know where to start. We get it! You’ve got a lot to think about: when to feed the baby, what to do if her or she cries . . . and how to get rid of those extra pounds packed on during pregnancy. There is a TON of conflicting information out there about how to get your body back after baby. If you’re not an expert, it’s really difficult to know where…

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3 Ways to Relieve Stress Naturally

Monday, March 20, 2017 By Ange Finn
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If you’re reading this, you’ve got one or more of these: a new baby, a busy job, friends, family, social activities, and more . . . it’s no wonder you’re stressed! Yoga, deep breathing, exercise, meditation—you know all of these are great natural ways to cope with stress, but you barely have time to brush your hair, much less get on the mat or om your way to total bliss. If only you had a fast and effective way to stop stress in its tracks. Turns out—you do. At your fingertips. In my work as a tapping coach using Emotional…

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