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New Car Seat Guidelines Require Kids Under Age 2 Remain in Rear-Facing Seats

New Car Seat Guidelines Require Kids Under Age 2 Remain in Rear-Facing Seats

According to a new study, parents are turning car seats to face forward too early. Although the American Academy of Pediatrics now says child passengers should stay in rear-facing seats until age 2, many parents put their kids in forward-facing seats much earlier. Read on for tips on car seat safety for babies and toddlers.

Back-to-Work Tips for Nursing Moms

Back-to-Work Tips for Nursing Moms

For new moms, heading back work (and leaving baby behind) can be difficult. Factor in the desire to continue breastfeeding after maternity leave ends, and the life-work balance seems even more difficult to maintain. Use the following as a how to guide to nursing without giving up the 9-to-5.

Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween

Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween

Halloween provides your kids with tons of fun like dressing up in festive costumes, eating candy, and running around the neighborhood at night collecting treats. For parents, however, Halloween is a time where precautions need to be taken to keep kids safe. Read on for the best ways to ensure Halloween is both fun and safe.

Ask the Expert: Does My Child Need to Be Screened for High Cholesterol?

Ask the Expert: Does My Child Need to Be Screened for High Cholesterol?

We asked Anthony F. Porto, M.D., M.P.H., director of pediatric gastroenterology at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT, and assistant professor of pediatrics at Yale University. Read Dr. Porto's advice on what age kids should be tested for high cholesterol, what the risk factors are for developing high cholesterol at an early age, and how to prevent the diseases caused by high cholesterol.

Back to School: What Your Kids Really Worry About

Back to School: What Your Kids Really Worry About

Going back to school can be stressful for kids, and they might have worries about school that they're not sharing with you. A seasoned teacher offers parents tips on how to start conversations about making friends, fitting in, starting new classes, and getting back into the school routine.

How To Prevent the Spread of Pink Eye As Kids Head Back to School

How To Prevent the Spread of Pink Eye As Kids Head Back to School

Being in the classroom for most of the school year, kids are exposed to all sorts of germs that can make them sick. One the common diseases kids catch is "pink eye." Read on for tips about how to prevent the spread of pink eye in the classroom.

Ask the Expert: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal for Kids?

Ask the Expert: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal for Kids?

Rebecca Meyerson, a certified nutrition counselor, discusses the importance of breakfast for kids and teens and offers a few easy and quick breakfast ideas.

3 Ways to Keep Your Baby Safe from Unseen Chemicals and Household Toxins

3 Ways to Keep Your Baby Safe from Unseen Chemicals and Household Toxins

In honor of National Baby Safety Month, pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene shares three ways to keep your baby safe from common but unseen chemicals and household toxins.

Dr. Delaney Pediatric Dentistry Opens in Mahopac NY

Dr. Delaney Pediatric Dentistry Opens in Mahopac NY

Delaney Acosta, DDS, opened Dr. Delaney Pediatric Dentistry, bringing the only pediatric dentistry office to Mahopac, New York.

Five Fabulous Life Lessons Kids Learn from The Ohmies

Five Fabulous Life Lessons Kids Learn from The Ohmies

Kiddie musical theater troupe The Ohmies expertly pack valuable life lessons and healthy tips into each performance in the form of dancing, tumbling, yoga, stretching, and colorful costumes. Check out our list of the important lessons kids can take away from an Ohmies performance after they boogie down on the yoga mat.

Dental Advice for Kids

Dental Advice for Kids

Read on for expert dental advice to keep your kids smiling bright. Local dentists and orthodontists answer various questions from parents.

What To Do if Your Child Has a Sprain, Broken Bone, or Growing Pains

What To Do if Your Child Has a Sprain, Broken Bone, or Growing Pains

Check out these helpful reference points from Dr. Miriam Stoppard for what to do if your child has a sprain, broken bone, or uncomfortable growing pains.

Ask the Experts: How Can I Keep My Child Physically Active During the School Year?

Ask the Experts: How Can I Keep My Child Physically Active During the School Year?

Keith and Jyl Camhi, founders of the children's gym Great Play, offer parents five easy ways to keep their kids active during the school year, from simply turning off the TV to making fitness a family effort. Read on for their advice.

Homemade Kale Chips Recipe from Weelicious.com

Homemade Kale Chips Recipe from Weelicious.com

Try baking these delicious and healthy homemade kales chips for your kids rather than potato chips...even sweet potato and carrot chips would work!

Chocolate Tofu Pudding Recipe from Weelicious.com

Chocolate Tofu Pudding Recipe from Weelicious.com

Kids will never realize there’s protein-packed tofu in this chocolate pudding recipe from Weelicious.com

How to Make Easy &  Healthy School Lunches for Your Kids: Tips & Recipes from Weelicious.com

How to Make Easy & Healthy School Lunches for Your Kids: Tips & Recipes from Weelicious.com

Here are a few tips on how to give your kids healthy (and economical!) school lunches. Easy recipes included from Weelicious.com!

School Lunches: Easy and Economical Tips from Weelicious.com

School Lunches: Easy and Economical Tips from Weelicious.com

Here are a few bonus tips from Catherine McCord and Weelicious.com on how to make school lunch fun, affordable, and good for the environment!

Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather Recipe from Weelicious.com

Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather Recipe from Weelicious.com

Send your kids off with sliced fresh fruit or berries, applesauce, or this easy and healthy homemade strawberry fruit leather.

Red Beet & White Bean Hummus Recipe from Weelicious.com

Red Beet & White Bean Hummus Recipe from Weelicious.com

Make this healthy hummus snack for your kids rather than giving them packaged dips or a cheese and cracker pack filled with unhealthy ingredients. This recipe uses beets to add vitamins—plus a vibrant color. Your kids will get a protein boost and you can serve it alongside carrot or celery sticks, healthy pita chips, or whole grain crackers.

10 Habits of Happy Couples

10 Habits of Happy Couples

Relationship expert Laurie Puhn, the author of "Fight Less, Love More," lists 10 tips for how to best mediate conflict as a couple.

Maintaining Friendships During Motherhood

Maintaining Friendships During Motherhood

Although it can be all too easy to identify only as "mom" after having a child, it's equally important to make time for the pre-pregancy you. Check out these helpful tips for sustaining a healthy social life with your single friends and fellow moms post-baby.

Free Back to School Shots for Kids in Westchester County NY

Free Back to School Shots for Kids in Westchester County NY

The Westchester County Health Department is offering free back-to-school immunization clinics in August, September, and October for children who do not have health insurance or a primary care provider. The clinics will be held at the department's Yonkers and White Plains district offices. Read on for details.

Vegan Berry Cupcakes Recipe

Vegan Berry Cupcakes Recipe

Try vegan baker and author of "Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale," Carla Kelly's vegan berry-infused cupcake recipe for a delicious warm weather, kid-friendly snack (or dessert!).

Vegan Buttercream Recipe

Vegan Buttercream Recipe

Try vegan baker and author of "Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale," Carla Kelly's delicious vegan buttercream recipe to compliment your cupcakes, cake, and other tasty treats.

All You Need to Know About Summertime Safety

All You Need to Know About Summertime Safety

The experts at PM Pediatrics discuss the best ways to stay safe from dehydration, sunburn, and bug bites during the summer.




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NYMetroParents is the parenting division of Davler Media Group and encompasses 9 regional print magazines within the greater NY metro region as well as the website (nymetroparents.com). Following the success of the first NYC parenting resource book, "Big Apple Baby," BIG APPLE PARENT was launched in 1985; it is now the largest publisher of regional parenting content in the United States.

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