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Must-Read Pregnancy & Parenting Books

By Inhabitots

No book can ever truly prepare you for parenthood, but there are many resources that can offer vital help along the way. Sacred Pregnancy: A Loving Guide and Journal for Expectant Moms will get you off on the right track while your baby is still in your womb. This lovely book celebrates a mom-to-be and
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Is the iPhone OK for Tots? Pros and Cons of Devices for Kids

By JustMommies staff

According to the latest numbers, 72 percent of the top-selling iPhone apps are now geared toward toddlers and elementary school kids. However, parents should be warned that very little research has been done into whether it's a good idea to just hand your iPhone over to a three-year-old. Here are some
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7 Eco-Friendly Clocks For Kids In Time For Daylight Savings

By Inhabitots

Temperatures are cooling off and sundown is creeping up faster -- which means daylight savings time is around the corner. This year, we "fall back" on Sunday November 4, 2012 at 2:00am in the United States. With that in mind, we've rounded up 7 of our favorite eco-friendly time keepers for kids' rooms
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Eco-Friendly Plush Toys That Are Full Of Personality

By Inhabitots

It's a fact of life. When you have children, your household gets overrun with stuffed animals and plush toys. Beds will be invaded, closets and toy bins filled to the brim, and before you know it an entire cast of plush characters occupies your home -- no matter how hard you try to keep them out. Since
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Helicopter Parenting: What It Is and How to Avoid It

By JustMommies staff

Helicopter parenting is a term that was coined for over-parenting during the 1990s. It refers to a parent who hovers over their child constantly – like a helicopter – and watches their every move. This can have an adverse effect when the parent steps in to solve all of the child's problems in life.
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Hitting, Kicking, Biting and Hair Pulling

By Elizabeth Pantley

Children resort to aggressive behaviors because of a lack of wisdom and self-control. It is not a sign that a child is hateful or mean. Kids are human beings and human beings will get angry, we can’t prevent that. What we can do is teach our children how to handle their frustration and anger in appropriate
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Inhabitots on JustMommies: Best New Eco-Friendly Toys for Tots

By Inhabitots

Inhabitots recently attended the 2012 American International Toy Fair, and we were so delighted by all of the great, innovative new toys we can't wait to try out with our little ones. At the Fair, we learned that eco-conscious toy maker Plan Toys is now making toys out of factory sawdust. You'd never
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Inhabitots on JustMommies: Squeaky Clean and Green Bathtime Fun for Babies And Tots

By Inhabitots

Every parent knows that a child's bath time ritual means more than just getting clean. There's also plenty of fun to be had while soaking in the suds, with well-designed bath toys that are engaging, entertaining and eco-friendly. Here are some of our top picks of non-toxic tub toys that will keep your
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Inhabitots on JustMommies: Easy Ways to Organize Kids' Bedrooms & Playrooms

By Inhabitots

A new year is all about fresh starts, and getting organized is one of the easiest ways to streamline your home and rejuvenate your surroundings. Children, chaos and clutter all seem to go hand in hand, so we're here to give you top tips on organizing your kiddos' bedrooms and playrooms, as well as super
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Should Babies and Toddlers Watch Television

By Elizabeth Pantley

So much television programming is aimed at young children. Much of it appears to be educational: teaching the ABCs and life skills. When is it appropriate to introduce a baby to television, and what do parents need to know about this topic? A great deal of research has been done on the effects of television
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