23 of the Safest Sunscreens For Kids and Babies — Including Drugstore and Amazon Options!

Every year, the Environmental Working Group evaluates and reevaluates all of the new and old sunscreens on the market to ensure that it's informing consumers of the safest (and the most harmful) of the bunch based on a number of factors. "The majority of sunscreens we assessed do not meet EWG's standards for safety and efficacy. About 67 percent of the products contain worrisome ingredients, like oxybenzone or retinyl palmitate, or offer inferior sun protection . . . [which] is especially worrisome for children because they are more vulnerable to sun damage. Getting severe sunburns as a child can double a person's lifetime chances of developing serious forms of skin cancer," Carla Burns, an

How to play Egg Roulette for a gender reveal

Here’s an egg-cellent game to play at your next gender reveal party that will leave your family and friends in stitches. All it takes is a little bit of prep work from a trusted friend and a good sense of humor. How to play Gender Reveal Egg Roulette Inspired by a cheeky game played on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, this gender reveal version of egg roulette involves dying eggs either blue or pink. All of the eggs are hard-boiled, except for the one that will reveal the gender – that one stays raw. And that’s where the fun lies. Each ‘player’ – usually mum and the dad-to-be but it can also be the siblings, grandparents or friends, take turns in breaking a coloured egg on their foreh

Recall Alert! This Popular Munchkin Toy Poses a Potential Choking Hazard

If your little one loves their bath toys, be sure to check their stock for this popular Munchkin toy, which is being recalled due to a potential choking hazard. The Waterpede toy, a multicolored toy that water runs through playfully, comes as one piece, but as the recall suggests, it "can break apart exposing small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children." Munchkin has had one report of the toy breaking apart and exposing small beads. If you have one of the 72,000 Waterpedes being recalled — that is, if you bought it for $5 to $7 between September 2015 and January 2018 at Target, Babies"R"Us, or another retailer — Munchkin will replace it for you with "a free replacement bath toy of

There's a Reason — Unrelated to Safety — Why Kids Should Learn to Swim Before Age 5

Teaching your child how to swim is an extremely important safety endeavor that most parents try to accomplish during the toddler years. But even if you're not sold on taking your baby to swimming classes, there's an unexpected reason - one that has nothing to do with safety or physical development - why you should ensure that your child knows how to swim competently by age 5: it could mean they have higher IQs than their classmates who haven't nailed down the art of the backstroke just yet.According to the results of a four-year-long study, which was commissioned by Swimways Corp. in honor of "National Learn to Swim Day" coming up on May 19 and conducted by the Griffith Institute for Educati

5 Newborn Sleeping Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

As the founder of Sleep Shop, a company dedicated to helping new babies and parents get the sleep they need, I get asked all the time, "How do I get my little one to sleep?" While my answer varies based on the situation, the baby, and the parenting style, there are some things that remain the same no matter what. I refer to these as sleep fundamentals. While every baby is different and will sleep through the night based on a variety of factors, there are little things every parent can do that will help with the process. Sleep is so important for babies, especially their first year of life! They will nap anywhere from three to five times a day the first seven to nine months of their lives. At

How to Ensure the First Months With Your Baby Are as Joy Filled as They Should Be

Having a baby is a HUGE life change — one that is both incredible and incredibly hard at the same time. There are so many emotions surrounding the birth of a baby, and I think one of the best things to do to prepare for that is to have realistic expectations about some of the feelings and hardships that might come up during those first few months. While you may experience a love you have never felt before, you also might feel lonelier than you could have ever imagined, or may not be bonding with your baby the way you dreamed you would. While there is no perfect solution to feel constant joy throughout those first few months, there are some things that can help with the transition to motherho

Attention, Parents! Here's What You Need to Know Before Putting a Blanket in an Infant's Cri

With the wealth of cute, cuddly baby blankets on the market, it can be difficult not to put one on your sleeping baby. But the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends parents not to put any pillows, quilts, comforters, or other soft or loose bedding in their infants' sleep areas as a precaution against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). While the risk of SIDS decreases as your baby gets older, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that the majority of sleep-related infant deaths it has data on have been attributable to suffocation involving pillows, quilts, and extra bedding. "Pillows, quilts, comforters, sheepskins, and other soft surfaces are hazardous when placed under

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