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Choosing a sunblock: tips from MD Moms

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Today’s guest blog on sun safety comes from MD Moms, a company that makes some of our favorite skin care products. They’re moms, board-certified pediatricians, and well versed in sun protection. Here are some helpful hints to keep your kids safe while having some summer fun! With summer in full swing, we’ve been fielding questions about sun safety in our ... Read More »

Sun Safety Tips for Parents from the Skin Cancer Foundation

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Today’s guest blog comes from the Skin Cancer Foundation, the only global organization solely devoted to the prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer. The mission of the Foundation is to decrease the incidence of skin cancer through public and professional education and research. For more information, visit www.SkinCancer.org. Summer is here, and children are spending lots of time ... Read More »

Hiking with your baby: what you need to know

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Hiking as a family can be a really fun, rewarding and healthy activity. But if you’re a novice hiker, it’s important to spend some time preparing before bringing babies and kids out on the trail. Here are a few things you’ll want to think about before you set out for a hiking adventure with your baby. To select a site, ... Read More »

Bug off

This is the time of year when parents start to get nervous about mosquitoes. The media starts talking about scary, mosquito-borne illnesses, and suddenly every time you hear that high-pitched whine in your ear, it’s a life-or-death mission to find and eviscerate the perpetrator. Despite the hype, most mosquito bites are harmless. But they’re itchy and annoying no matter what, ... Read More »

Water babies

It’s been a hot summer here in Boston, and we’ve been spending a lot of time in the water. My older kids are both good swimmers, but my son is just starting to figure it out. He’ll be two in less than a month, and even just over the course of a few weekends this summer, his level of comfort ... Read More »

Like clean clothes?

This is one of those products that’s just parent-powered simple genius. If you’ve ever watched a kid eat an ice cream cone or popsicle, you’ve almost certainly cringed as the drips and dribbles traveled along chins, arms, fingers and, ultimately, onto nice, crisp clean clothing. No amount of diligent attention with baby wipes can prevent the mess that inevitably prevails. ... Read More »

The Summertime Baby (Bjorn) Blues

It’s summer, which is mostly good news. But if you’re toting around a newborn in a Baby Bjorn, chances are you’re driving yourself nuts about the sun. Infants younger than 6 months are not able to wear sunscreen, so keeping little babies from catching too many rays can be maddeningly difficult. Short of staying in the shade all the time, ... Read More »

Wipe out: Wicked smart sunscreens

Slathering sunscreen on my squirming children is one of my least favorite rites of summer. Fortunately, this year there are some fantastic new products that have parents everywhere breathing sighs of relief. First, if you’ve watched any TV lately, you’ve probably seen ads for all three of the new continuous spray sunscreen brands. Neutrogena, Banana Boat and Coppertone have all ... Read More »