11 All-Natural Personal Care Products for Babies & Kids

11 All-Natural Personal Care Products for Babies & Kids

Check the labels on the products you use to care for and keep kids clean and you’ll see that many are loaded with harmful toxins and chemicals. These nasty ingredients don’t just get slathered on skin and hair; they are absorbed into the body. And they may cause more problems than we ever imagined: increased susceptibility to disease, allergies, and migraines; resistance to antibiotics; and, as new research shows, possible onset of early puberty, such as breast development, in girls as young as 7—many of the toxins, like parabens, phthalates, and triclosan, mimic hormones. Early or precocious puberty can cause a host of separate social and medical problems, and also increase girls’ risk of developing diabetes and cancer later in life. 

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6 New Toys for Fostering STEM Skills

6 New Toys for Fostering STEM Skills

February has come and gone and with it, the Toy Fair in New York City, where toy makers from around the world unveil their latest offerings. The great news this year, for both kids and parents: STEM toys are hot! Aimed at enriching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematical skills, STEM toys fun to play with, often promote open-ended interaction, and are a wonderful way to encourage your child’s interest and curiosity about the world.  What’s not to like about toys like that? Below, we round up seven new STEM toys for the preschoolers, little kids, and tweens in your life.

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