Category Archives: Green

Drink from the Sink?

Tired of buying bottled water, lugging it home and feeling guilty about the plastic bottle waste? Local tap water can be a great option provided your plumbing does not include older, lead soldering. Tap water resource from Environmental Working Group … Continue reading

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Button Batteries

Button Batteries: they’re in everything from toys to hearing aids to thermometers and key fobs to remote controls. Don’t let them get inside your baby or child. Always secure the screw to draws that hold button batteries. Keep them away … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Diets for Children

There are lots of healthy reasons to go vegetarian diet. To support the needs of growing children, parents need to make sure the foods consume enough of theses: protein calcium vitamin D iron Vitamin B12 A good resource is vegetarian-diets-in-children-and-adolescents-childrens-hospital-oakland.

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Super Fruits!

You can’t go wrong with fruits. But even in the fruit world, some have more vitamins and fiber like guava, watermelon and kiwi. The chart below award gold, silver and bronze medals to the most nutritious. Read the full article … Continue reading

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Resolution 4: Green and Yellow

  Can you eat a green and a yellow vegetable each day?

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Home Remedies for Colds from Around the World

During the cough and cold season, I always remember this article from Pediatrics in Review¬†about¬†Home Remedies for Colds from Around the World. Home care is what doctors recommend when the body needs a tincture of time to heal itself. Teas … Continue reading

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Skin Irritation and Rashes from Moist Wipes

Do you use commercial wipes for your child’s face and hands? Do you use moist toilet paper or have special wipes on hand in the bathroom? New solutions sometimes bring new problems. The ingredients in some wet wipes and moist … Continue reading

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Green Kids: Birth to One Year

Bring in a greener new year at home. Use digital thermometers, not mercury. Dispose of mercury thermometers at the community hazardous waste collection site. Protect your child from lead. Don’t sand leaded paint. If you can’t cover it, talk with … Continue reading

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Lead Again

The recent recall of licorice candy (here) for unsafe levels of lead is a good time to review this health hazard. Unfortunately, recalls of lead-tainted items too numerous to count. Many parents will remember the large 2010 recall of imported … Continue reading

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Cardboard 101

Warmer weather is the perfect time for taking art outside for inspiration and ease of cleanup. Fancy easels and art supplies aren’t necessary: a cardboard box makes a fine art table (cut holes in the cardboard to hold paint cups) … Continue reading

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