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5 Tips to Make Your Home a Baby-Friendly Zone

After a few years of living as a couple with no kids, your home might be a fantastic place to entertain friends but not so safe for little ones cruising around. Babyproofing your home ensures your little kid won’t get into dangerous situations. To avoid becoming overwhelmed by the extent of the modifications you need to make, take things room by room to transform your house into a baby-friendly home. Create a Safe Crib Space For the fi.... read more

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10 Ways to Help Your Child Adjust to Wearing Glasses

Many common vision problems are easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses, leaving the patient in question with improved sight and better equipped to take on the world. Since patients of the smaller variety are generally not considered ideal candidates for contacts, however, kids are generally restricted to corrective lenses in the form of eyeglasses. At such a delicate time in your child’s life, being forced to wear these oft-maligned acce.... read more

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Introducing… Michael Bachman and PM Pediatrics

From time to time, Suburban Mom and NJ Kids like to introduce you to one of our friends – and hopefully together we can learn about some of the great businesses in our state.  Today: Michael Bachman and PM Pediatrics.  Read on to see how Dr. Bachman is working to create positive and accessible urgent care for children – and helping to foster a relationship with families that is based in comfort, ease and convenience.  Importantly, .... read more

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Top Ten Tips to Ensure Your Child Has a Healthy Summer

1. When children show signs of illness, keep them home. This greatly reduces the spread of illness at camp. Ask your camp director about the timeframe that a child must be symptom-free before coming to camp. For more information, watch Bob Ditter’s “Ready for Camp” video at http://www.campparents.org/bob_ditter_video.php. 2. Teach your child to sneeze and cough in his/her sleeve, and to wash his/her hands often at camp. Hand washing with soa.... read more

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Notes from a Suburban Mom: Introducing…HealthBarn USA

From time to time, Suburban Mom and NJ Kids like to introduce you to one of our friends – and hopefully together we can learn about some of the great programs offered throughout our state.  Today:  HealthBarn USA.  We all know that childhood nutrition is an important issue; we also know it can be a daily struggle.  Recently, Suburban Mom had a chance to talk with Stacey Antine, founder of HealthBarn USA.  Read on to see.... read more

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An easy, healthy AND kid-friendly meal!

What’s better than an easy and healthy meal?  An easy, healthy AND kid-friendly meal!   Head to France with this simple crepe dinner.  Start with Chicken and Asparagus crepes, then finish off with Apples and Cinnamon crepes.  Best of all, the crepes can be made in advance and the fillings can be made the day before, so all you have to do is assembly, cook and enjoy! Crepe Recipe Ingredients: 2 Cup flour 4 teaspoon sug.... read more

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How Physical Activity at The Little Gym Helps Foster Healthy, Smart Children

Parents looking to help young children achieve their best later in life may find that physical activity programs, such as at The Little Gym, will do more than just teach children how to tumble. Research suggests that creative physical activity may be the key to fostering confident, successful kids. At The Little Gym, we take a whole child approach called Three-Dimensional Learning, a philosophy that helps children develop new skills in a no.... read more

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NJ Kids Suburban Mom Recipe of the Day – Easy Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hats

Ingredients: MarshmallowsChocolate ChipsRound Chocolate CookiesYellow writing frostingToothpicks Melt chips in microwave.  Place one toothpick in center of each marshmallow (to use as holder).  Dunk marshmallows and cover in chocolate. Place marshmallow on cookie, then put finished hat on a baking sheet covered with wax paper. Repeat with remaining cookies and marshmallows. Place in freezer to harden.  When ready, decorate marshm.... read more

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NJ Kids Health & Nutrition Tips: What is the Correct Portion Size?

Last week my family picked up some Chinese take out.  When I opened up the container for what I ordered, I have never seen so much rice in my life!  Good grief, do they really expect you to eat all that?  This lead me to thinking that I probably had about 5 servings of rice in that one order.  No wonder there is such a problem with obesity in America.  Not to mention, your kids are getting these big portions too! If you&.... read more

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ADHD Preschool Symptoms - Clues Most Parents Miss

ADHD Preschool Symptoms
Written by Shelley Tzorfas: ADHD can show up in the preschool years but the symptoms are often overlooked. Years ago the preschool teacher might have called the parents to explain that the child had displayed “Odd” behaviors or did not seem to fit in. Today, that call is extremely rare. Teachers are not so eager to inform the parents. For one thing the parent might blame the school and simply take their child to a different school. An.... read more

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