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Keep Cool: 7 Delicious Ways to Make Sure Kids Stay Hydrated this Summer

Keep Cool: 7 Delicious Ways to Make Sure Kids Stay Hydrated this Summer

We know how much of a challenge it can be to stop the summer fun and make your kids (or yourself!) drink water. Hydration is so important, though, that we've came up with a few suggestions that are

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GIVEAWAY: Win a 40-Piece Tegu Magnetic Wooden Building Block Explorer Set Worth $125!

GIVEAWAY: Win a 40-Piece Tegu Magnetic Wooden Building Block Explorer Set Worth $125!

Tegu blocks are some of the coolest toys around. The gorgeous, eco-friendly building blocks are magnetic, making them snap together as if by magic, expanding the range of shapes you can make with

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Prenatal Exposure to Household Chemicals Increases Risk for Childhood Eczema

Prenatal Exposure to Household Chemicals Increases Risk for Childhood Eczema

Eczema is a type of skin inflammation characterized by itchy rashes that can cause extreme discomfort for both kids and adults. A new study from the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental

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Antibacterials in Care Products Linked to Higher Allergy Risk for Children

Antibacterials in Care Products Linked to Higher Allergy Risk for Children

Allergies are a tough nut to crack for scientists, because there are so many variables involved, but according to new research from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center common antibacterial chemicals and

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Irish Study Finds Breastfeeding Dramatically Reduces Obesity

Irish Study Finds Breastfeeding Dramatically Reduces Obesity

image via aurimas, flickr Irish researchers recently published a study in the journal Social Science and Medicine which reveals that breastfeeding dramatically reduces the rate of obesity in

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Flame Retardants Found in Meat, Fish, and Peanut Butter

Flame Retardants Found in Meat, Fish, and Peanut Butter

Research published in Environmental Health Perspectives has confirmed some of our worst fears about food additives - hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), a brominated flame retardant used in polystyrene foams

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Due To Industry Pressure FDA Delays New Sunscreen Labeling Rules for 6 Months

Due To Industry Pressure FDA Delays New Sunscreen Labeling Rules for 6 Months

The FDA announced on May 11 that they’ll be delaying implementation of pending sunscreen regulations that were supposed to mandate how sunscreens are labeled and marketed.  These changes that would

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Danish Study Links Co-Sleeping To Decreased Risk of Obesity

Danish Study Links Co-Sleeping To Decreased Risk of Obesity

Co-sleeping -- when babies and young children share a bed with one or both of their parents -- has now been linked to reduced obesity. According to a new Danish study, children who regularly co-sleep with

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Block.210 by Jessica Arosenius is a Playful Coffee Table For Parents and Children

Block.210 by Jessica Arosenius is a Playful Coffee Table For Parents and Children

One of the challenges for parents with young children is having kid-friendly objects in your house without making your home feel too much like a nursery. As part of the Masterprogram Child Culture Design

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Modern Treetop Baby’s Bird House Night Light Illuminates Woodland Themed Nurseries

Modern Treetop Baby’s Bird House Night Light Illuminates Woodland Themed Nurseries

Woodland-themed nurseries are definitely our favorite baby decor-trend of the moment, and we found the perfect night light to go with all of the tree and woodland creature accessories you've already

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Toddler-Sized Millenium Falcon Built From Cardboard Box By Star Wars Fans

Toddler-Sized Millenium Falcon Built From Cardboard Box By Star Wars Fans

Before you put those cardboard boxes out on the curb for recycling, check out how these die-hard Star Wars fans gave their cardboard a whole new life.  The Karpiuks spent four months crafting this

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With Papierowe Miasto Kids Can Make Entire Towns from Recycled Paper

With Papierowe Miasto Kids Can Make Entire Towns from Recycled Paper

Looking for a fun activity that will pull your kids away from the computer and video games for a few hours? With Papierowe Miasto's Paper Town, designed by Robert Czajka, you and your little ones can

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Sweden Announces BPA Ban in Children’s Food Packaging

Sweden Announces BPA Ban in Children’s Food Packaging

Just one month after the FDA rejected a proposal to ban Bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging, Sweden has announced that it will ban the chemical in food packaging intended for children under 3 years old.

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Kenji Huang Designs a Wooden Toolkit to Help Children Connect with Nature

Kenji Huang Designs a Wooden Toolkit to Help Children Connect with Nature

Flooded with cheap plastic toys and electronic games, the world of children's toys is in need of stronger, basic designs. Created by Kenji Huang, a half-Japanese, half-Taiwanese designer Ima-jen

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New Research Links Phthalates to Type 2 Diabetes

New Research Links Phthalates to Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetic is doing a glucose – Image from Shutterstock Phthalates are a family of chemicals that are used in plastics, fragrances and a variety of other consumer products. Because they serve as

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8 Fun & Easy Earth Day Activities for Kids of All Ages

8 Fun & Easy Earth Day Activities for Kids of All Ages

Looking for a neat way to celebrate Earth Day with your family this year? Get your kids excited about honoring the Earth with one (or several) Earth Day activities. From planting seedlings and starting a

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New Research Finds Flame Retardants Produce Deadlier Fires

New Research Finds Flame Retardants Produce Deadlier Fires

Products like baby mattresses and car seats that use flame retardants have come under heavy scrutiny in recent years because they contain powerful toxins that are known to cause impaired neurological

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good seeds’ Eco-friendly Gardening Kits Make Growing Food Fun For Kids

good seeds’ Eco-friendly Gardening Kits Make Growing Food Fun For Kids

We can't think of anything more fun than sharing your love of the outdoors with your little ones.  Why not spend some time this spring teaching your children the ins and outs of the garden with good

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New Study Links Regular Dental X-Rays To Cancer

New Study Links Regular Dental X-Rays To Cancer

If you've been to the dentist's office recently, chances are good that your dentist asked to take X-rays of your teeth. Dental radiographs have become very common because they show hidden cavities and

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WIN $215 Worth of The Honest Company’s Green Cleaning and Care Products – A 6-Month Supply!

WIN $215 Worth of The Honest Company’s Green Cleaning and Care Products – A 6-Month Supply!

Hey, eco-friendly parents! The Honest Company makes all-natural, non-toxic, and organic products for you and your baby, but the best part is that they're giving them away for free! They offer everything

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Breaking News: FDA Rejects NRDC Petition for a BPA Ban in Food Packaging

Breaking News: FDA Rejects NRDC Petition for a BPA Ban in Food Packaging

As you might remember, back in October 2008, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) submitted a citizen petition to the FDA asking them to prohibit the use of BPA in human food and packaging.

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Calling All Moms: Share Your Mom-Wisdom To Be Published in an E-Book!

Calling All Moms: Share Your Mom-Wisdom To Be Published in an E-Book!

Nobody knows how to multi-task like the mother of young kids, and in the spirit of sharing the mom-wisdom, our sister site Inhabitots is partnering with Clorox in a project to help moms share their

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5 Healthy Rainbow and Shamrock Meals for St. Patrick’s Day

5 Healthy Rainbow and Shamrock Meals for St. Patrick’s Day

Excited about today's festivities, but not too interested in corned beef and cabbage?  Same here, and we bet the kiddos feel the same way.  St. Patrick's Day is all about rainbows, shamrocks, and fun so

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How To: Use A Green Pepper To Make Shamrock Stamps

How To: Use A Green Pepper To Make Shamrock Stamps

Looking for something fun to do with the little ones on St. Patrick's Day?  This DIY shamrock stamp is easy, fun and the perfect art project for all ages.  Make sure to look for peppers with four bumps

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Awesome Bird’s Nest Bed is a Cozy Roost for Kids

Awesome Bird’s Nest Bed is a Cozy Roost for Kids

What could be more relaxing than curling up to sleep in your very own bird's nest bed! Conceived and created by O*GE CreativeGroup, the “Giant Birdsnest for Creating New Ideas” was developed as a fun

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Follow Inhabitots on Pinterest for Awesome Green Kids Tips, Products and Toys!

Follow Inhabitots on Pinterest for Awesome Green Kids Tips, Products and Toys!

Hey eco mamas and green dads - have you heard the news? Our kids and parenting site Inhabitots is now on Pinterest - and we've been pinning up a storm of goodness for green tots - from green toys and

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Breaking News: Campbell’s Soup Pledges to Phase Out Cans Lined With BPA

Breaking News: Campbell’s Soup Pledges to Phase Out Cans Lined With BPA

Have you been avoiding Campbell's Soup ever since you heard the reports of higher than average bisphenol A (BPA) last year?  You might want to reconsider your stance, since the iconic soup company has

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Silent Spring Institute: Mislabeled Consumer Products Contain Harmful Chemicals

Silent Spring Institute: Mislabeled Consumer Products Contain Harmful Chemicals

We all know that many common household items contain toxins that are known hormone disruptors and are linked with asthma and other health issues, but avoiding those products might be more difficult than

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HOW TO: Go Geocaching with Your Kids

HOW TO: Go Geocaching with Your Kids

Looking for a fun activity to get your kids engaged in the outdoors? Give geocaching a try. Geocaching is basically a 21st-century treasure hunt, but instead of using an old map where X marks the spot,

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie To Build Eco-Friendly Theme Park for Their Six Kids

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie To Build Eco-Friendly Theme Park for Their Six Kids

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are the parents every kid wishes they had. The celebrity super-couple is reportedly finalizing plans to build an underground, eco-friendly theme park for their six kids. What

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