Keeping Your Respiratory Passages Happy this Allergy Season

Keeping Your Respiratory Passages Happy this Allergy Season

CLEARinse Blog, Health Family
Late summer and early fall can be rough on our ear and nose health. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (via the CDC), more than 50 million Americans suffer from various allergies each year. August and September present a high concentration of mold spores, ragweed and pollen, kicking symptoms into high gear.  Adding to the issues of ever-present allergies are the heat of long days, face masks, and the risk of Covid-19. Now more than ever, it’s imperative we take extra precautions with our respiratory health. Keeping our ears and nasal passageways clear and clean is the best defensive we have against illness.  EAR HEALTH Preventative Care The first step in keeping ears healthy is tweaking your “listening lifestyle.” If you forgo ear protection in loud environments…
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Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for Your First Baby

Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for Your First Baby

CLEARinse Blog, Health Family
Soon-to-be-first-time parents have a lot on their minds! In addition to preparing themselves for parenthood, they need to be sure their home is safe for their new kid at every stage of their childhood. That can seem overwhelming since almost everything in a house or apartment could technically be unsafe. There are, however, a few key safety measures to take which will cover the bulk of likely accidents. Pest Control Let’s begin with one that isn’t immediately obvious as a safety concern for new parents: pest control. A house or apartment that’s vulnerable to bugs and rodents in more common cities such as Raleigh or elsewhere puts kids, pets, and parents at risk for disease. Not to mention, an infested house loses value quickly. Sharp Corners, Slippery Rugs, and Electrical Outlets Now, let’s look…
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5 Tips on Babyproofing Your Home

5 Tips on Babyproofing Your Home

CLEARinse Blog, Health Family, Kids Tips
Babies are incredible little beings and being a parent is such a marvelous experience. When they are very small, there is very little that they can get into. While there are safety procedures, because they are reliant on you to get around, measures to secure your home are minimal. As they begin to grow, it is important to keep in mind that there are safety procedures that you need to consider to make sure that they are safe. Before they start navigating their way around your home, make sure to keep in mind these five babyproofing tips to keep them safe. Securing Medication Securing medications is a key component of babyproofing your home. All of your medications, including prenatal vitamins should be safely stowed away out of your baby’s reach.…
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Tips to Regain Strength After Childbirth

Tips to Regain Strength After Childbirth

CLEARinse Blog, Health Family
The days following childbirth are a special time for a new mom. As her body recovers she gets to know her tiny infant, and during these first few weeks, caring for the newest and most vulnerable family member will be her main priority. Once she is ready to return to her job, she will need to have all the help she can get to keep her mind focused and body energized. Here are tips for gaining strength and getting back into the workforce following the birth of a child. Give Yourself Time Though a woman's body is designed to nurture an unborn child and ultimately give birth to that child, childbirth still takes its toll on the body. It's okay to take your time and ease back into your regular…
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5 Ways Sleep-Deprived Parents Can Get More Sleep

5 Ways Sleep-Deprived Parents Can Get More Sleep

CLEARinse Blog, Health Family
Significant life changes and stresses are direct triggers for insomnia or sleeping problems. No wonder the newborn days become challenging for moms when it comes to battling for a few hours of needed rest. Recent research has revealed that new parents will get just four hours and 44 minutes of sleep on an average night during their newborn’s first year on earth. To put this into perspective, during the first year of a child’s life, parents sleep 59 percent less than the recommended eight hours a night, which equates to losing 50 nights of sleep over the year! If you’re a new parent struggling to get enough sleep, here are some tips to help you catch some blissful zzz’s. Why new moms have so much trouble sleeping Both moms and…
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