According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 3 million babies are born each year in the United States. Babies face thousands of threats to their health daily, from sharp corners to the common cold. This September is Baby Safety Month and Peter Champe, owner of Baby Comfy Care, has created four products for babies to keep them healthy and safe.
“Infants and toddlers need constant care and attention because they are much more susceptible to illnesses and accidents,” affirms Peter Champe, engineer and owner of Baby Comfy Care. “The development process is vital during their first few years of life and we wanted to create safe products to help parents keep their children happy and healthy.” Read more
Take a deep breath. Check your phone. Sit under a tree. Watch the clouds. Collect some rocks. Eat a piece of fruit. Now, you’re ready. Believe it or not, all of these seemingly mundane tasks are a springboard to science exploration.
Science is everywhere: the food we eat, how our body works, the technology we rely on, the nature and structures that surround us. All of it is ready for exploration, yet many people – even parents – have some fear about “doing” science with their children. Science however, is not just the domain of scientists or certified science teachers. Some of the best science teachers I know are parents or people who are curious and willing to get dirty! A little curiosity, an interest in playing alongside of your child, and a willingness to not have the “right” answers is all you need. Read more
No matter the season, it’s important to ensure kids get up and moving so they stay on track with their physical fitness! Here are some tips with many that offer the opportunity for some good old-fashioned family time.
Exercising need not be reserved for the outdoors as there is plenty kids can do inside of the house to get fit! Here are just a few good ideas:
- Walk or run up and down a stairwell multiple times (skip a step for added intensity and effectiveness).
- Jump rope – yes, indoors too! Just ensure that the child has enough clearance from that cherished vase!
- Dance! Let the kids “boogie” away those calories.
- Calisthenics (push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, etc.) are great exercise and you can hold a friendly competition!
For many families, there’s a long list of to-dos for the fall and back-to-school season; from adjusting bed times to mastering the art of lunch packing, new routines are created and introduced. Despite good intentions, families can still struggle with these new transitions weeks after the start of school.
According to Christina Fecio, director of education and training at Doodle Bugs! Children’s Centers, it’s not too late to help make the new routines and schedules easier for young children.
“Transitions to back to school or into new routines can be stressful and takes time to adjust even after they go into effect. It’s perfectly normal for adjustment to take weeks. The best advice for families is to try these tips and stay patient and positive,” Fecio said. Read more