ABC Kids Expo: New Products To Make Moms’ Lives Easier

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On Tuesday at the 11th Annual ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, we got the opportunity to preview some new products that are sure to make any mom’s life easier. We’re excited to introduce these products to our readers because anything that can make our day as mom a little easier is worth getting excited about! Check out the round-up below. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for updates.

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Easy DIY Lip Balm

With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own moisturizing lip balm in under 5 minutes. You can also add a hint of color with leftovers from your favorite lipstick or blush! After you give this DIY a try, you’ll never go back to buying name brand lip balm again.

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ABC Kids Expo 2013

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Today marks the first day of the 11th Annual ABC Kids Expo, the biggest private trade show for baby and kids products featuring over 800 exhibitors from 66 countries. Two of our editors here at Daily Mom have traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend this year’s show!

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One & Done: Busting Myths about Only Children

How many children to have is a very personal decision. Some couples immediately know they want a few kids, while others know they’re done after just one. In recent years, having an only child is becoming more and more common. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, families with just one child have nearly doubled since the 1960s. In fact, 1 in 5 American families have just one child. But, only children often get a bad rap. These myths about only children — and their parents — are completely untrue.

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Is Your Water Toxic?

You step out of the sweltering sun into your kitchen after an intense run. Sweat is running down your face as you reach for a glass in the cupboard. You turn on the faucet and watch the icy cold water run into your glass in anticipation. Your body tingles in delight as that first sip hits your lips. But wait! With every sip of water you take, do you know what else you could potentially be putting into your body? How about some Giardia lamblia… a little arsenic… a touch of lead and mercury… and some asbestos to top it off. That is just a small percentage of the toxins that could be lurking in your water legally under the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.

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Fall Photos To Take Annually

One of your child’s favorite future pastimes may be to reminisce and browse through old photographs of herself as a child. A fun fall time tradition to start could be achieved easily through photos – as they are the best way to preserve memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, with so many fun and unique ways to utilize your photos, what’s to stop you from taking the plunge and committing to annual fall photos?

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How to encourage developing fine motor skills

Maybe you’ve heard the term “fine motor skills.” Knee deep in breastfeeding and diapers, you probably didn’t have too much time to think about what they are and why they are important for your growing child. Fine motor skills are small muscle movements that usually, but not exclusively, involve the hands and eyes working in tandem to perform movements requiring precision. Discover fun and easy ways to encourage developing fine motor skills at home with Daily Mom!

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