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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The Power of Aloe: surprising ways to use it

Take a look at the ingredients lists of some of your favorite bath, body and hair products. Chances are, many of them contain Aloe Vera. This powerful gel, that comes from the pulp inside the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant, contains over 200 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and more. It provides a creamy, softening base to products from hand lotions to shampoos, and everything in between. It’s no surprise that many people are starting to grow their own Aloe Vera plants just to reap in the benefits of this miracle gel. Below are some of the most useful and surprising uses for Aloe.

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10 Places to Find Unique Halloween Costumes

Are you sick of seeing your child in the same store-bought Halloween costume as fifty other children in your neighborhood? Do you want to find them something unique without having to make it yourself? Avoid a last minute trip to your local big box store by checking out the costumes available in our round up of ten places to find unique Halloween costumes.

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