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When it comes to Halloween candy; kids go crazy for it, but it can drive parents just plain crazy with concern — especially in the dental department. Chicago dental spa owner, Dr. Margaret Mitchell, weighed in with some tips on how to keep your child's teeth cavity-free this Halloween:
Prep Before Halloween, visit your dentist to have sealants put into your child’s teeth grooves. This...Read more »
When it comes to your child, does the first sign of a cough, sniffle or bruise send you straight to the Web to search for a cure or diagnosis? Tons of parents are guilty of it, but the truth is, the Internet can be overwhelming and full of medical mistruths.
“The A to Z of Children’s Health,” a new guide to pediatric wellness from birth to age 10, is a great alternative.
The informative...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From enchanted trails and Halloween fun to new musicals and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
1. Enchanted Forest Trail at Quogue Wildlife Refuge (3 Old Country Rd., Quogue) on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families are guided through forest trails...Read more »
The world created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler in the bestselling children’s Halloween picture book, “Room on the Broom,” is now coming to life in an interactive app that is fun and safe for kids. The app, available now for Apple and Android devices, allows kids to follow along with their favorite characters as they jump off of the page and into digital activities that help hone skills...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a healthy and tasty way to sneak in veggies, perfect for a snack at home or packed in a lunch box. I found the recipe in "Ella's Kitchen The Cookbook,"(Hamlyn/Octopus Publishing; $19.99).
Veggie-tastic Samosas (Makes 6 servings)
Ingredients - 2 cups finely diced sweet potato...Read more »
Is there a Halloween costume for a waffle? That's what my 9-year-old needs to go as, true to spirit. This fall he's gone from declaring that he wants to be a character from "Doctor Who" to what he describes as a "Creepy Clown" (how does he know what that is, or are all clowns just plain creepy?).
Let's narrow this down for him and all the other finicky make-believers out...Read more »
Safety is a priority for all parents, but a new study shows that some are making a choice that actually could be putting their children at risk. A new national survey by Chicco USA found that less than one third of parents follow safety guidelines when it comes to switching car seats from facing the rear to facing forward. Results showed that 58 percent of parents make the switch too early; worried...Read more »
Mommies-to-be have a whole new way to shop thanks to a brand new partnership between Babies “R” Us and WhattoExpect.com.
A new feature allows users to create and browse “Love-it-Lists” that display the best baby essentials in a fun, visual format (think Pinterest).The lists also show how many other moms have added the same product to their list, allowing users to easily pick out mommy-approved...Read more »
Making jack o' lanterns can be a fun family activity during this time of year, but if you’re not careful slicing, carving pumpkins can get a little dicey (pun intended).
Pumpkin carving pro Gene Granata of Pumpkin Masters gave us these five tips for making sure you and your kids stay safe this Halloween:
Create a safe workspace Set out your carving materials on a well-lit, dry surface....Read more »
With Disney’s latest app, story time is going digital.
“La Luna: The Story Project” is based on the 2011 Pixar short film “La Luna” and offers kids and parents a whole new way to experience the charming narrative.
The sweet short tells the tale of Bambino, a little boy looking forward to the night he can finally go to work with his father and grandfather. As the night begins, he realizes...Read more »