Preparing for Flu Season – Useful Information You Need to Know

Preparing for Flu Season – Useful Information You Need to Know

Flu season is fast approaching. Take preventative measures and know what to do before you or your child falls ill. How do I prevent the flu? 1. Get a flu shot 2. Eat healthy, exercise, and maintain healthy practices 3. Boost your immune system Getting the flu shot is not a guarantee that you will not catch the flu but getting the vaccine could help lessen the symptoms of the flu. Flu shots take about two weeks to become effective, so a good time to get the flu shot is by the end of October. Healthy children 6 months or older can get the flu shot. Taking care of your body and overall health should be a priority regardless of if it is flu season or not. Proper nutrition, drinking…
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Water Safety Rules Parents Need to Know

Water Safety Rules Parents Need to Know

Summer is officially here! It’s time for fun in the sun and plenty of pool days. It’s no secret that swimming at the pool poses a risk to your children -- drowning. It is a fear every parent has, so we’re going to give you a list of water safety rules you should know as a parent to help keep your kids safe! Rule #1 Always, always, always, watch your children at the pool. An accident could happen in the blink of an eye. So, put your phone away and be alert. Rule #2 Take your child to swimming lessons. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children ages 4 and older take swimming lessons. You can even sign your child up for lessons younger than 4 years…
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Tips for Newborn Parents

Tips for Newborn Parents

Having a baby is a life-changing experience. Not only will having a baby completely change your world, but they are also expensive. The constant diaper changes, cleaning products, food and clothing from each stage of your baby’s growth will go into the thousands of dollars. Here are a few tips for raising a healthy newborn baby, while also saving you some money. Healthy Food Choices for a Newborn Baby Obviously, babies need milk and food to grow. Manufacturers have seemingly made it easy for parents in today’s society, as they promise that all of the nutrition a newborn baby needs is available in a jar of food, or from a powdered milk source. However, according to many experts, breast milk is the best source of nutrition for a newborn baby.…
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Changing your Indoor Air Filter

Changing your Indoor Air Filter

There are a number of different types of indoor air filters available on the market, each offering different benefits. All types of filters need to checked, maintained, and routinely changed in order to function properly and safely – and to keep the air inside of your home from becoming contaminated. Why is changing your filter so important? First of all, changing the air filter in your system ensures cleaner, fresher, healthier air. This is better for everyone in your home, particularly children and the elderly. It especially helps those suffering from allergies and/or asthma. For allergies, a clean filter means you are not constantly circulating dust, dust mites, pollen and other small particles in the air. Instead, your system will be able to purify the air, leaving it cleaner and…
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Family Roadtrip Essentials for Kids

Going on a long roadtrip, or traveling with children overall can sometimes be difficult. They can become fussy and irritable. They’re not used to being confined to sitting in their car seats for long hours at a time. We have gathered a list of essentials you need to make your family roadtrips easier and keep your sanity! Favorite Toy Bringing their favorite toy on the trip is a no-brainer. Your kids can play with their favorite toy for a good chunk of time. Baby Shusher Packing your Baby Shusher is a great idea because it helps calm, soothe, and end their crying spell. The device is Doctor approved and tested too! It will help keep your baby calm if you need to find a place to pull over to check…
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