Pushing for a Strong Start for Babies

(Family Features) More than 10,000 babies are born each day in the United States. Where they are born and where they live during the first years of their lives can make a difference in their chances for strong starts. Science shows that human brains grow faster between the ages of 0-3 than at any later point in people’s lives, forming more than one million neural connections every second. Nurturing relationships, early learning experiences and good health and nutrition influence all areas of a child’s development, setting a strong foundation for the rest of his or her life. According to the …

Workplace Tips and Strategies for New Parents

(Family Features) While having or adopting a child can be a rewarding and exciting time for new parents, many working moms and dads will tell you navigating the complex maze of employee benefits can be confusing. Between short-term disability insurance, Family Medical Leave, vacation, paid time off and state and municipal paid leave laws, the process can be anxiety-inducing. To help alleviate stress, employee benefits company Unum recently conducted research among new parents who had a child or adopted in the previous five years. The findings pointed to a need for more communication between the new parents and their workplace …

Regal Lager introduces Nomi, game-changing seating concept from Europe

Nomi, a game changing seating concept from Europe, promises comfortable seating for all ages, from infant to teenager. Introduced at recent industry trades shows, Nomi is distributed by Regal Lager in the US and Canada. Founded in 1991, today Regal Lager represents five brands. More than a high chair, chair, or booster, Nomi is a beautiful, world-class design concept. The unusual product was created by world-renowned Norwegian seating designer Peter Opsvik, who has more than 40 years of experience designing award-winning chairs for children and adults. Nomi’s design is based on Opsvik’s philosophy of Active Seating. Children need to move, …

squid socks® silicone dots inside the socks’ cuff hold socks on for good

Squid Socks patent-pending “squiddy dots” hold socks on! Gentle, silicone dots on the inside cuff keep socks from falling off or being pulled off. Squid Socks solve the age-old sock battle over keeping a child’s socks on their feet and help give parents and caregivers back some sanity. Dye-sublimation printing technology brings to life unique and impeccably crisp squid character designs. Created with high performance fibers (87% polyester, 10% nylon, 3% spandex), these socks are durable, moisture wicking and flexible. “Squid Fit Technology”—elastic bands in    the cuff and around the top and bottom arch of the foot provide comfort and …

WubbaNub Pacifier combined with stuffed animal founded from necessity

WubbaNub© Pacifiers are super cute for sure … but it is the unseen aspects that Moms love the most! They are easy to clean, the patented design helps the pacifier stay near the baby’s mouth… and…best of all…the plush attachment prevents the pacifier from being lost, dropped, or forgotten! WubbaNub© Infant Pacifier, the original designer of the innovative baby pacifier and plush combination, became a leader in the baby industry when it created a new niche market for the baby’s pacifier in 1999. The pacifiers are made of medical grade silicone. All fabrics are dyed with non-toxic, non-AZO dyes. Under …

TotsBiotics™ probiotic mist spray provides micro barrier

TotsBiotics™ is a new product designed to help control the invisible micro-world comprised of trillions of unhealthy microscopic particles, creatures, and allergens, reducing the risk of contaminants, infections, and allergens. The proprietary trademarked probiotics in TotsBiotics™ work to protect and optimize hygiene for healthier living for adults and children. Each spray of TotsBiotics™ actively works for up to 3 days, deconstructing and eliminating the sources of contamination and odor without the use of unhealthy chemicals. For more information call 888-741-2224 or visit www.totsbiotics.com.

Laally’s ‘Bridge’ helps with latching, milk production 

Laally’s focus is making simple products help encourage latching and to allow mothers to increase their own milk production. The Bridge™ is the first easy-to-use, at-breast supplementation device that helps babies latch to the breast and moms increase milk supply. The single piece, ultra-thin, medical grade silicone “Bridge” is easy to clean and store, and the included extension tube and syringe allow moms to precisely control the flow of any supplement being given. The innovative hole pattern in the Bridge mimics natural breast anatomy. The nipple is designed to be switched between breasts. The Bridge was developed by Kate Spivak …

Want great tips to Transition Back to Work having a Baby?

(Family Features) Just when you were getting the hang of having a baby at home, it’s time to go back to work. Beyond the expected changes such as picking work tasks back up and catching up on things you’ve missed, your priorities have most likely shifted now that you’re a parent. It’s normal for parents to feel anxious about transitioning back to work after having a baby, but they don’t have to do it alone. Most new parents have built-in support systems of friends and family, but if their child will be attending daycare, that structure can provide additional help …

Encourage Healthy Eating Habits in Kids

(Family Features) As a parent, instilling healthy eating habits in your children at an early age can aid in proper growth and development. Eating well goes a long way toward maintaining a healthy weight, increasing energy levels and improving moods while also reducing risk of obesity and other chronic issues such as heart disease and diabetes later in life. Set your children on a path to making lifelong nutritious choices with these tips: Foster independence. Allowing your children to help with shopping and meal prep can aid in them taking ownership of what they’re eating. Start by divvying up easier …

Improving Your Children’s Health

3 ways to take a proactive approach (Family Features) As a sign of the times, Millennial moms continue to lean toward proactive and preventative care when it comes to the health of their babies. A survey of more than 300 moms in the United States from Evivo baby probiotic revealed more than half approach their children’s health with a proactive mindset. They are more likely to conduct their own research before visiting their pediatrician (more than 80 percent), and also inquire about particular ways they can improve the overall health of their children, even if they are not sick. These …