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    Do Hand Sanitizers Work Better Than Soap?

    By Michelle Lee on August 20, 2014
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    You now see alcohol-based hand sanitizers at kids’ party venues, offices, and schools, but do they really help to ward off colds and flus when used in schools? A new study from researchers in New Zealand separated students from 68 schools into two groups: one that they told to…

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    Get Inspired: Make Kids’ Lunches Healthier (And Tastier!)

    By Michelle Lee on August 16, 2014
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    As you might imagine, we’re big on healthy eating here at California Baby. But we also realize that it’s not always easy to get kids to look past chicken nuggets and mac and cheese. That’s why we’re infinitely inspired by Amanda Hesser, co-founder of Food52. Her column Amanda’s Kids’…

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    Have Fun in the Sun! Gear and Toys For the Family

    By Michelle Lee on August 15, 2014
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    As the summer begins to wind down and we look towards fall, there’s still time to have fun outside with the little ones! We’re huge fans of this segment on Oregon TV station KATU, featuring mom expert Kerri Williamson. Williamson highlights gear and toys for the whole family, like…

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    The War On Cupcakes: Should Sugar Snacks Be Banned in Schools?

    By Michelle Lee on August 15, 2014
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    In towns across America, there’s a real battle for healthier food in schools. The movement started with school lunches and moved to healthier vending machines, and now, administrators around the country are beginning to ban sugary snacks like cupcakes and cookies during class parties and birthday parties.

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    Are Contact Lenses Safe For Kids?

    By Michelle Lee on August 11, 2014
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    Eyeglasses have never been more in fashion for people of all ages, thanks to a variety of cool frames and stylish specs-wearers. Nevertheless, you may wonder about contact lenses for your older child for any number of reasons. Some kids simply aren’t happy with the way they look in…

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    Answering the Big Questions About Cord Blood Banking

    By Michelle Lee on August 3, 2014
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    If you’re pregnant, chance are, you’ve wondered about cord blood banking (and seen all of the ads in your baby magazines). The science is moving quickly, and it seems like new studies are making headlines all of the time. What do you need to know to make a smart…

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