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Parenting and Media: Keep Kids Healthy with Engaging Fitness Apps

By JustMommies staff

Government statistics indicate that one-third of all children in the U.S. are obese and overweight. Diet and lack of exercise are leading culprits in this trend, and the onset of digital media hasn't helped. Kids are spending a lot more time sitting around using online media, playing video games and
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How Many Calories Should My Child Eat? Nutrition Guide for Kids

By JustMommies staff

As a parent, you want to provide your children with the best nutrition. A healthy diet full of whole grains, lean protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables is essential for growing bodies. When you feed your family, you probably try to provide them with balanced meals, healthy snacks, and plenty of water.
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Is Your Child Stressed Out? Know the Signs

By JustMommies staff

Most of us tend to look back on childhood as an easy time in our lives, especially compared to the stress of adulthood. But that doesn’t make childhood stress any less real. We tend to forget that our kids can get stressed out as well. Sometimes a child's stress from school can negatively affect other
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Inhabitots on JustMommies: The 411 On Vaccines

By Inhabitots

As a new parent, sifting through all of the various research and opinions on childhood immunizations is daunting and confusing at best. Vaccines have been making headline news during the past year, mostly due to their possible risks, and parents should equip themselves with information on both the potential
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USDA Replaces the Food Pyramid

By JustMommies staff

On Thursday, the Surgeon General, Secretary of Agriculture, and First Lady Michelle Obama revealed the USDA’s new nutrition guide, “My Plate”. The new visual food diagram replaces the almost 20 year old Food Pyramid, according to the Associated Press. My Plate differs from the Food Pyramid by
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Bedwetting Basics

By JustMommies staff

Bedwetting is a cause of frustration for many parents. If you are like me, you may have gone through countless articles looking for the magic cure to your child's bedwetting problem. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for bedwetting. Bedwetting in children under five is considered normal. Enuresis,
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Common Rashes in Children

By JustMommies staff

A rash is a visual reaction on the skin. There can be various factors that contribute to a rash. Some of the causes can include: an allergy, medications, an infection or virus. A rash is your skin’s way of letting you know that something is irritating it. Most rashes that children develop are harmless
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Benefits of Soy for Children

By 8th Continent

Many moms want to give their children a great start in life by teaching them healthy eating habits. Exposing your kids to a variety of healthy food and beverage choices while they are young will help them to become healthy adults. Since children develop food preferences at a young age, the preferences
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What is Nursemaid's Elbow?

By JustMommies staff

Nursemaid's elbow or annular ligament displacement/radial head subluxation is an injury to the ligament that keeps the radius and ulna (bones of the forearm) in position. Nursemaid's elbow is a common injury that occurs in children under 3 but can occur at any age. It occurs when a strong force is
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Soy Milk: A Great Solution for Lactose Intolerant Kids

By 8th Continent

Children with lactose intolerance are not able to digest lactose, a type of sugar found in cow’s milk. The small intestines produce a digestive enzyme known as lactase. Lactase breaks down lactose into smaller sugars known as glucose and galactose which your body can then absorb and turn into energy.
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