3 Benefits Of Probiotics For Your Baby

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There’s a whole host of reasons to start integrating probiotics into your baby’s diet. The same can be said for toddlers and older children – the benefits at all ages are numerous.

Probiotics are microorganisms (bacteria) that have wonderful health benefits. Your digestive tract naturally contains over 500 different types of healthy, good bacteria, and supplementing with probiotics helps boost the amount of healthy bacteria in your body – and in turn, helps strengthen your immune system.

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7 A.M. Enfant Keeps Your Baby Warm

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During the cold winter months, it’s hard to be cooped up in the house all day. The kids get antsy and you get antsy! When the temperature drops and you want to trek down the street to a cafe, the library, or to a play-date, you figure you should just take the car even though you’re only going a few blocks. After all, it’s chilly!! You can bundle yourself up easily and brave the cold but how difficult does it sound to stuff your little one into a pile of winter gear and then strap them into the stroller? And then un-bundle them when you arrive at your destination a couple of blocks away?

It just became possible, easier, and really cool! And by cool, we mean warm. Really, really warm. 7A.M. Enfant has dreamed up the most warm, fluffy and well designed winter baby gear imaginable. You will truly wish these things came in your size!

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How to Wear: Statement Necklaces

 

Many women in department stores select a gorgeous statement necklace only to return the jewelry to the display with a sigh. This sigh is indicative of a woman who does not believe that she can pull off such a bold accessory. If only every woman knew that she CAN look great wearing a statement necklace! Try these 5 ways of pairing a statement necklace, so you won’t have to return it to the display with a sigh after all.

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DIY: Fireplace Mantle

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 If you find yourself in a home that doesn’t have a mantle shelf over your fireplace, you may feel like you’re out of luck. However, building one yourself that you love may be the perfect (not to mention frugal) solution to the problem. The reason for building this mantle instead of buying an off-the-shelf one is that this mantle can be customized to an odd fireplace set up like this one. For that reason, the measurements of the materials should be customized for each installation. Also, this mantle was built with pine, but of course, a more expensive hard wood like oak or maple could be used as well. That will easily triple the cost, though. Don’t use poplar, unless you plan on painting it.

Hand this list over to your husband or try building one yourself.

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One Simple Step That Can Keep Your Child Healthy

 

One Simple Step That Can Keep Your Child Healthy

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You wouldn’t let your baby crawl on the floor of a public restroom or through the oil splattered parking lot of the auto body shop. You wouldn’t let him roll around in a freshly fertilized landscape or retrieve his fallen pacifier from the grounds of a busy dog park. You wouldn’t expose your baby to these places because you know that vast majority of germs and bacteria live in them.

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Toddler Eating: “Hidden Veggie” Meatloaf

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Toddlers (and sometimes even husbands!) are a finicky bunch, and getting them to eat their veggies is oftentimes a struggle. If paired with the right ingredients, many vegetables will start to “take on” the taste of the surrounding food, hiding their taste, and making their presence unknown to people who are not in the food preparation loop.

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Make Home A “Yes” Place With Evenflo Gates

Many parents have the goal of saying “no” as little as possible. Well, this gets hard when baby is constantly chewing on, banging into, and crawling on/behind everything! The only solution is to either follow 2 inches behind your child for the next few years or do some serious baby-proofing. The Summit Easy Walk-Thru gate by Evenflo makes turning your home into a place of “yes” very simple and affordable.

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