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Five Milk Alternatives For Your Kid That Won’t — or Can’t — Drink Milk

November 22, 2021 • Our Blog • AllergiesGeneral Health
Five Milk Alternatives For Your Kid That Won’t — or Can’t — Drink Milk

For children, cow’s milk may be a superfood. But it may not be right for all kids. Learn about the alternatives to regular milk. At about age one, your baby will start to be weaned off breast milk or formula in favor of cow’s milk. But that presents parents with a tough decision: Is cow’s milk the only alternative for my child? Although cow’s milk is packed with the nutrients such as protein, calcium, and vitamin D a growing child requires, it may not be the best choice for every child. Children who have an allergic reaction to milk or lactose intolerance may need to eliminate milk from the...

10 Ways to Stop Your Child From Becoming a Picky Eater

November 8, 2021 • Our Blog • General Health
10 Ways to Stop Your Child From Becoming a Picky Eater

Food preferences are normal, but picky eating can be difficult and worrisome when it comes to children. Here are some ways parents can prevent it before it starts. All kids are picky eaters in some way and at some point during their childhood. But it’s far easier to prevent picky eating than it is to address it after the fac...

What To Do About Your Kid’s Pandemic Weight Gain

October 22, 2021 • Our Blog • General Health
What To Do About Your Kid’s Pandemic Weight Gain

The pandemic caused a lot of people to gain unwanted weight, including many children. Understanding what caused that weight gain can help parents combat it.  Along with remote work and increased hand-washing, unwanted weight gain is another byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40 percent of adults gained unwanted weight during the pandemic. Now, new research shows that this isn’t a problem exclusive to adults, with 30 percent of parents reporting that their children have gained unwanted weight as well.  Weight gain in children could see concerning implications down the l...

Can I Get My Child to Meditate?

September 27, 2021 • Our Blog • General Health
Can I Get My Child to Meditate?

Meditation looks a little different for kids than adults, but the benefits are the same. While some people assume that meditation is only helpful for adults, it can actually benefit children in the same way it helps adults! By teaching your child how to meditate at a young age, you are preparing them with healthy coping mechanisms for the future. Plus, they’ll reap the other benefits, such as lowered blood pressure, improved immune system function, and higher levels of creativity. Let’s take a look at how to introduce your child to meditation and how to make it a part of your child’s daily ro...

The Delta Variant and Kids: Here’s What Parents Should Know

September 15, 2021 • Our Blog • General Health

The news is full of stories about how contagious the Delta variant of the coronavirus is. Find out what the variant means for unvaccinated children and what parents can do to keep them safe. In many ways, life is quickly bouncing back to the way it was pre-pandemic times, and sometimes it seems like the pandemic is completely over thanks to the widespread availability of coronavirus vaccines. Unfortunately, we’re still far from the end of this nightmare. In recent months, the Delta variant has become the dominant COVID strain in the United States — and it does not seem to be slowing its course any time s...