Deciphering the latest environmental concerns for our kids
"I’ve been watching study after study roll out detailing new information regarding the environmental health risks facing kids," Christopher Gavigan (our eco expert and the co-founder of The Honest Co.) says. "It’s not l…
Here's the 411
With cold and flu season just around the bend, we’ll do everything we can to keep the littles from catching a sniffle (or, worse). Adding a humidifier to the nursery can have substantial benefits. We caught up with Cran…
It's never too soon to start
Mindfulness has become a bit of a buzzword as of late, and for good reason. Learning the skill from an early age can have lasting benefits throughout a child's life (adulthood included). "Mindfulness is paying attention…
Choose the formula that's best for your baby
It's generally accepted that breast milk is best when it comes to infant nutrition, but why, exactly? We turned to registered dietitian Dana L. Kearney, MS, RD, LDN, CHC, to learn how to ensure that your choice in formu…
How to give (and get) the necessary support
While the actual responsibility of breastfeeding falls upon one person only, there's plenty that those around a new mom can do to support her feeding goals. Shari Criso has worked as a registered nurse, certified nurse …
The right way to apply
Once you’ve brushed up on the best sunscreen to buy for the fam, there are the all-important rules of usage. We drilled Dr. Nanette Silverberg, a Manhattan-based pediatric dermatologist, on how to navigate a sun-safe da…
Coping with summer fevers
The winter months get a bad rap as “cold and flu season.” But summer fevers—often tied to those nasty enteroviruses (like Coxsackie and hand, foot, and mouth disease), and viral rashes—are hardly scarce. We've summed up…
Learn the lingo before lathering up
Terminology can be tricky when it comes to sun protection, and with so many options out there, it’s important to be as educated of a consumer as possible. We’ve done the homework for you — below, the basics of what … Co…
The safest water to mix with formula
We all want the very best when it comes to our babies’ nutrition. Whether you’re supplementing or exclusively formula-feeding, what goes into that bottle matters. The formula you choose is one part of the equation, but …
Relax, this is going to be fun (really).
Before your baby’s first trip to the dentist, erase all of your own negative associations. Dr. Michael King (known to his patients as “Dr. Mike”), is based in Manhattan and is just one of a growing number of pediatric d…
The most important spring cleaning you'll do
Sure, organizing the bookshelves and dresser drawers feels good, but there’s another level of spring cleaning to consider. After a long winter of having the windows shut and heat cranked up, the whole house, and especia…
Deciphering the latest buzzword in nursery speak
If you’ve shopped for a crib mattress or baby bedding in the past year, you’ve likely heard the term breathability thrown around. To get to the bottom of what that really means, we turned to Barry Cik, founder of Nature…
Plus, safer solutions
We can’t say we’re shocked. New studies released this week show that even BPA-free plastics could be harmful to babies’ health. The FDA banned the use of BPA in bottles, sippy cups, and formula packaging back in 2012. A…
The NYC stepmom champions education for girls
As an actress, retailer, and stepmom to Bobby Flay's daughter, Stephanie March keeps herself busy (and well fed). Yet the Law & Order star carves out time to help better the lives of impoverished women and children, mak…
These groups are doing more for moms and kids
If this season’s holiday goals include making giving back a priority, consider an organization that puts families at the forefront. We’re highlighting three that are worth knowing about (and, supporting). For healthy pr…