Nourishing Your Independent Toddler
Oct08

Nourishing Your Independent Toddler

Don’t let the table become a battleground. Here are a few ways to make meals enjoyable for the whole family and to help your child develop a healthy attitude toward food.

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Top Five Tips for Raising Vegan Babies and Children
Aug25

Top Five Tips for Raising Vegan Babies and Children

Vegans face a myriad of concerns as they make choices in raising a vegan child. Challenges are around every corner and include not only food but family, friends, health care, school and more. Crystal Hansen, a vegan mom of two, shares five important factors vegan parents should be prepared to face. #1  Know the appropriate health requirements: Realize that a vegan diet can meet all of your baby and child’s nutritional needs, but...

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The Vegan Way for Babies
Aug12

The Vegan Way for Babies

My son’s doctor told my wife that he is not gaining weight at a fast enough rate and that he needs to start drinking whole dairy milk as opposed to the rice milk that I was beginning to give him.

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Vegan Baby Protein Sources
Jul19

Vegan Baby Protein Sources

Can you tell me how to be sure my baby gets her 23 grams/day of protein and not be so dependent on dairy and eggs?

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What’s So Terrible About Being Two?
Aug28

What’s So Terrible About Being Two?

To many, parenting at this stage appears easy and there is no way of appreciating just what lies ahead.

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Weight Gain in Vegetarian Toddlers
Aug28

Weight Gain in Vegetarian Toddlers

Vegan and vegetarian toddlers are just as susceptible to weight gain as other children. By choosing foods carefully and taking their nutritional needs into consideration as well as being mindful of the foods they should limit, you can prevent your little one from having such weight issues.

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Vegetarian to Vegan: 101 Reasons Not to Feed Dairy Products (or Milk Formula) to Your Children
Aug28

Vegetarian to Vegan: 101 Reasons Not to Feed Dairy Products (or Milk Formula) to Your Children

Dr. Linda Folden Palmer shares her list of reasons why you should remove dairy from your child’s diet.

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Vegan Toddler Food Guide
Aug28

Vegan Toddler Food Guide

Include a wide variety of foods in the diet of your vegan toddler. By selecting foods according to this guide, you can be sure your little vegan dynamo is well nourished!

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Breastmilk Toxins: How serious is it? 
Aug28

Breastmilk Toxins: How serious is it? 

Researchers have found that those of us living in developed countries carry around quite a toxic burden in our bodies from the constant exposure to various chemicals. Is this is being passed along to breastfed babies?

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The Battle to Ban Toxic Toys
Aug28

The Battle to Ban Toxic Toys

With more and more evidence of the potential harful effects of some chemicals used in making toys, lawmakers and advocacy groups are fighting to make toys safe from harmful chemicals.

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Starting Solids
Aug27

Starting Solids

Fortunately, it’s not as difficult as you may think. A lot of it is just relying on your own motherly intuition about when your baby is ready for solid food. Here are a few guidelines to help you get started.

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The Baby Book
Aug27

The Baby Book

Just the wealth of information this book offers makes it a must have on your parenting book shelf.

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Organic Cotton for Baby – Is it Really Healthier?
Aug27

Organic Cotton for Baby – Is it Really Healthier?

We know that purchasing organic crib sheets, mattresses and baby clothes is better for the environment-but does it really make any difference in terms of the baby’s health?

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One Mother at a Time
Aug27

One Mother at a Time

After the birth of our third child, my life changed. I discovered the amazing benefits of babywearing.

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Nanny Shares and Vegan Living
Aug27

Nanny Shares and Vegan Living

Finding good childcare is always a daunting task, and it’s doubly so when your child has a special diet. Nanny-sharing may be just the solution you need!

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Natural Baby, Toxic World
Aug27

Natural Baby, Toxic World

For eco-conscious parents, life is full of choices. It’s not enough to worry how chemicals will affect one’s child; how will all those products designed for bringing up baby exact a toll on the environment?

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My World of Babywearing
Aug27

My World of Babywearing

I have two philosophies about the different carriers: one: I wish I had found out about them sooner and two: I’m glad I didn’t or I would have spent a lot of money on all the wonderful types that are available!

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Mama’s Own: How To Make Your Own Vegan Baby Products
Aug27

Mama’s Own: How To Make Your Own Vegan Baby Products

As parents, making our own baby products on the basis of all natural ingredients not only saves us money, but also ensures that our babies’ delicate immune systems and developing bodies are not unduly taxed by toxic and allergenic ingredients.

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Introducing Solids: Feeding vegan babies
Aug27

Introducing Solids: Feeding vegan babies

Some moms want to delay solids as long as possible, but solid food will help provide your baby with nutrients and energy, and she’ll begin to develop a taste for solid foods. Encourage that.

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Is Cloth Diapering Right For You?
Aug27

Is Cloth Diapering Right For You?

Many parents don’t realize that making baby food at home is a simple and economical plan to provide your baby with the best in quality, nutrition and taste. Let us show you how!

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Helping Daycare Centers Care For Your Vegan Child: One Mother’s Story

The daycare was very traditional and had no clue what a vegan was. The furthest knowledge they had in the area were the children that were lactose intolerant and had to drink “special” soymilk instead of cow’s milk.

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Flaxseed Oil: Putting it to Good Use
Aug27

Flaxseed Oil: Putting it to Good Use

Yes, babies, toddlers and children need good quality oils in their diets. Here’s a rundown of what they need and how to make sure they get it.

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From Bashful to Brazen: The Indiscreet Breastfeeder’s Manifesto
Aug25

From Bashful to Brazen: The Indiscreet Breastfeeder’s Manifesto

“I’m trying to keep him covered,” I replied meekly. “That’s why I’m wearing this dress, but he won’t let me cover his face.” “Well, honey,” she replied. “You’re making a spectacle of yourself. Nursing is wonderful, isn’t it? Next time, you remember to bring a tea towel.”

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Formula or Breastmilk?
Aug25

Formula or Breastmilk?

Researchers have found that infants fed with human breast milk have lower rates of hospital admissions, ear infections, diarrhea, rashes and allergies than bottle-fed babies.

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Five Reasons to Wear Your Baby!
Aug25

Five Reasons to Wear Your Baby!

Why wouldn’t you want to hold your baby? Babies smell good. They’re cute and funny. They are only this little once – and it goes by so fast. Once it’s gone , it’s gone – so don’t waste it!

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Dealing with Dairy Allergies

Whether you are faced with the challenge of nursing a dairy allergic child or if you are ready to go dairy-free, you need not feel deprived.

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Breastfeeding Your Vegan Baby

Most of you probably know how important it is to breastfeed your baby, but it’s even more important when you’re vegan.

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Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy

Essential differences between formula and breast milk mean that the benefits of breastfeeding extend into toddler-hood and exist as long as breastfeeding continues.

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Baby Food on a Budget

Homemade baby food will cost less than $100, saving your family up to a whopping $500 or more! And before you say” but who has the time”, read this articles to see how easy it can be.

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Aromatherapy for Babies

There are several safe essential oils that can provide relief for baby ailments such as restlessness, colic, or insomnia.

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Are Vaccines Really Safe and Effective?

One of the most serious adverse effects of vaccines is that they cause the very diseases they’re meant to prevent.

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A Born Free Baby

by Mary Eileen Finch “I’d love to have more children, but babies are just too expensive!” a friend of mine recently said. I hear this often and I always smile and bite my tongue. My eight-year-old daughter however, is not so restrained. She replied, “Well, our babies are free!”  She’s right of course; we’ve learned that having a baby doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, just...

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10 Things You Don’t Need When You Have A Baby

Save yourself the space and cash. Here is a list of 10 things you absolutely do not need in order to have a baby. There are many others, but this should get you started.

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Organic Cloth Diapers: Go Green – Green Diapers, That Is

Here’s a look at what’s new in the organic cloth diapering world.

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Herbs for Moms & Kids

By Dr. Mary Bove, N.D. Many moms come to my practice asking which herbs are safe for pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, and if herbal medicine is safe to use for their kids. With the media focusing primarily on the dangers of using herbs, it’s no wonder that women question the safety of botanical medicine for their families. Although fear makes for a better news story, the truth is that many plants have been used safely (longer...

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