Tag: Outdoor play

4 Basic Tips That Can Keep Your Kids Healthy Into Their Adult Years

4 Basic Tips That Can Keep Your Kids Healthy Into Their Adult Years

Is Your Child at Risk for Obesity? Childhood obesity has become a topic of conversation and concern for more than a few years now.  In the past, childhood was predictably a time of good health and optimal energy and activity.  In recent years, this carefree time of life has taken a dangerous turn with sedentary [...]

April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments More
6 Healthy Habits For Families To Follow To Prevent Obesity

6 Healthy Habits For Families To Follow To Prevent Obesity

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over the last 30 years childhood obesity has doubled in children and tripled in teenagers.  In 2012, about a quarter of 2-5 year olds and one-third of school-age children (including adolescents) were overweight or obese in the U.S…and obesity rates are projected to continue to rise. [...]

February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Fast Food Unhealthy For Kids

8 Healthy Habits to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Last summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the state of Michigan (my home state) has the fifth-highest obesity rate at 31.3%.  The CDC also projected that 42% of adults nationally will be obese by 2030. What’s most alarming about that statistic? Our children will be adults in 2030 and will [...]

January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More
How to Keep Your Child’s Eyes Healthy

How to Keep Your Child’s Eyes Healthy

I’ve noticed a lot more children, and even babies lately, who are wearing glasses. Why? When I was in grade school, one or two of my classmates wore glasses. Today, in my daughter’s class at least a third of all kids wear glasses and when my son was at daycare I noticed 2 year olds [...]

October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More
The Immediate And Long Term Benefits Of Exercise For Baby’s Brain And Body

The Immediate And Long Term Benefits Of Exercise For Baby’s Brain And Body

I love to exercise, and personally know that without it my life would be a mess. It is sweetly reassuring to hear that ALL ages benefit, immediately AND long term, from movin’ and groovin’ our bodies. I really appreciated the comment in the article below, written by  parenting advisor Janet Lansbury, where she mentions that [...]

September 14, 2011 | 1 Comment More
The Best All Natural, Non-Toxic Sunscreens for Babies & Children

The Best All Natural, Non-Toxic Sunscreens for Babies & Children

We have put to the test a wide variety of non-toxic, healthy, natural, mineral based sunscreens and are happy to give you the low down on them all. Not only that, but we have some great coupon codes from the safest, mineral based sunscreen manufacturers so you can save money on that product that all [...]

June 30, 2010 | 2 Comments More
Start An Organic Garden With Your Child And Plant Life

Start An Organic Garden With Your Child And Plant Life

Priceless are the memories of my 3.5 year old daughter in the garden with me.  We planted our first organic garden this year, and it is 100% trial-and-error.  In other words, we are learning as we go.  And the process has been so wonderful. My daughter has helped me start seeds in our seed starting [...]

April 26, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Safe Alternative Spring Essentials Top Picks

Safe Alternative Spring Essentials Top Picks

Eco-friendly, green, nature inspired toys, gifts, books, clothing and more for baby, child and kid are what we are happily highlighting for you all today!  Many of these products are totally natural, and of course all of them are PVC-free, BPA-free, lead free and earth loving. Spring time!  A time when nature all around us [...]

April 16, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Why Outdoor Play Boosts your Baby’s and Toddler’s Brain Cells and More….

Why Outdoor Play Boosts your Baby’s and Toddler’s Brain Cells and More….

Have you ever shifted your baby or toddler’s mood simply by getting them outside? Have you ever had a yearning yourself to go for a hike, or to go to the beach? Of course! We all have, and that is because “there is a universal feeling we get when we put ourselves outside, and into [...]

July 5, 2009 | 0 Comments More
This SPF Sun Hat for Kids and Adults Tops The Rest!

This SPF Sun Hat for Kids and Adults Tops The Rest!

This Play Hat from Sunday Afternoons is just about the coolest invention in an SPF hat for children that we’ve seen! When it comes to sun protection clothing, it is nice to know what to look for.  This Sun Hat carries a 50+ UPF!  If a garment has a UPF factor (Ultra Violet Protection Factor) [...]

June 15, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Is Crystalline Silica and Asbestos in Play Sand Harmful?

Is Crystalline Silica and Asbestos in Play Sand Harmful?

My little girl broke out in hives on 3 different occasions after playing for quite some time in the sandbox of our local park. So, after a little research, I found out that sandbox sand may contain asbestos and other harmful particles. My research brought up many questions AND concerns, so SafBaby went right to [...]

May 26, 2009 | 3 Comments More
Non-toxic Sand Toys by Green Toys are Eco-Friendly and Fun

Non-toxic Sand Toys by Green Toys are Eco-Friendly and Fun

Our very popular and informative post titled “How Dangerous Is PVC in Toys? We’ve Got The Answers From THE Expert” clearly lays out the dangers of PVC in our children’s toys. One of the types of toys out there that is not easy to find as PVC-free has been sand toys.  And since Spring has [...]

April 14, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Organic, Chemical-Free, and All Natural Insecticides by EcoSMART

Organic, Chemical-Free, and All Natural Insecticides by EcoSMART

EcoSMART® is a non-toxic, water based and natural insecticide with active ingredients made from organic plant oils!  Sound too good to be truly effective? Well, get ready to be blown away!  Because when it comes to getting rid of pesky flying and crawling insects, EcoSMART® brings forth a whole new meaning to the phrase “kill [...]

April 12, 2009 | 5 Comments More
A Natural and Effective DEET-Free Bug Spray

A Natural and Effective DEET-Free Bug Spray

If a long winter has kept you indoors, or if a warm-weathered Spring Break is in your future, then you and your family are eager to get into the wild outdoors!  Living here in Hawaii, we are outdoors daily, and so are those darn mosquitoes. And boy do those pesky biters like new blood!  When [...]

April 2, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Is Your Child Breathing Toxic Air?

Is Your Child Breathing Toxic Air?

USA Today tracked the path of industrial pollution and mapped the locations of almost 128,000 schools to determine the levels of toxic chemicals outside.  Titled: The Smokestack Effect – Toxic Air and America’s Schools, this information regarding air pollution is shocking and a must read! This site is so easy to use, and the information [...]

December 18, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Keeping Outdoor Play Safe for Baby and Child

Keeping Outdoor Play Safe for Baby and Child

It is absolutely essential your baby or child is kept safe in the sun, and Sharksuit makes it easy and fun. Depending on where you live, shopping for sun protective clothing NOW may seem a little late in the season. But, if you time it right, you can actually save serious money on spf clothing [...]

August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments More
Nature Play and Outdoor Fun With Simple Activities For Children

Nature Play and Outdoor Fun With Simple Activities For Children

I remember how much I enjoyed the outdoors as a child. I climbed trees to pick apples and cherries, tried to catch butterflies, collected different shaped leaves and loved getting dirty in the mud. My dad and I used to go near the forest, just before dawn, to see the deers come out to feed [...]

July 28, 2008 | 5 Comments More
Safe Gardening With Your Child Is a Gift For Life

Safe Gardening With Your Child Is a Gift For Life

It has been such a pleasure having a small garden, to share with my little girl, the gifts of LIFE. She loves picking her own strawberries and delights in all the colors of each flower. We use organic potting soil, and also purchased organic veggie starts and herbs. I was surprised at how rewarding it [...]

July 13, 2008 | 0 Comments More

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