Baby Food Products: What You Need To Know!

Today’s science is constantly discovering what is and isn’t good for our bodies. A lot of these discoveries can also be extended to babies and baby care products. If you are worried about your little one’s safety, here are a few things that you need to know about baby food:

High Lead Content: A recent study has shown that many baby foods have a high lead content, which can stunt growth and learning. The FDA has general guidelines for the amount of lead that is permissible in food, but there is no scientific evidence confirming a “safe” amount. Some of the major culprits are cookies and fruit juices, which is why the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends avoiding fruit juice with children under a year old.

Preservatives and Additives: Mass produced food can go bad before it is even sold, which is often why preservatives are added to avoid contamination and maintain freshness. Even organic baby food has some sort of additive to increase its longevity. We know that some preservatives are worse than others, but we are still learning more information about what we are putting into our foods.

GMO’s: While the presence of genetically modified organisms, or GMO’s, have been regulated, there is still a lot of uncertainty about how much GMO’s can be present in your baby’s food. Genetically modified organisms have their DNA altered to help increase growth and avoid pests. Unfortunately, GMOs can have a negative effect on babies such as stunted health and development.

Making your baby’s food can help cut exposure to the toxins and chemicals that are currently present in mass produced baby food products. While making baby food isn’t always easy, there are plenty things, like a baby food steamer, for instance, that can help make the job easier.

Win Healthy Sleep Habits with the Cuddle Cub Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Cuddle Cub Giveaway!
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So I know I haven’t posted a lot lately, but I have good reason….more time with family! With a little boy on the way and a 3 (almost 4) year old constantly increasing her craziness level, I’ve been keeping plenty busy.
While I may not have much to give in terms of what’s happening, unless you follow me on Facebook, I do have an awesome giveaway sponsored by Bluem Inc. to share.
Prizes that can be won are:
  1. Your own Cuddle Cub valued at $97!
  2. Bedtime Care Package + Grand Prize (Disneyland Tickets) Raffle Entry
  3. Cuddle Cub Bedtime T-Shirt
  4. 3D Toy

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE

About Cuddle Cub
Cuddle Cub is the ultimate smart-bear for your children! This cuddly bear is designed to encourage your little ones to develop healthy bedtime routines, simplify those hectic nights, and help foster their growth and development. It lights up to remind your little ones when it’s time for bed and when it’s time to get up. In addition to its lighting features, Cuddle Cub also plays music to help your children fall asleep and wake up. Cuddle Cub aims to aid parents in helping their children develop a consistent bed-time routine.
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Below are testimonials on Cuddle Cub from fellow parents:
Daniel:“I like the overall concept, especially the idea of the bear lighting a certain color until a certain time in the morning. I liked the product because it would be able to tell me if my child had a good nap.”
Charvel:“It looks really cozy. Some of these noise making plush toys are not at all soft. This one looks much more squeezable. I like the idea of the light to alert a child to bedtime, and for when it is ok to wake up. This is especially important for kids who can get out of bed on their own. Being able to set their wake time is really important.”
Mariam“I think in concept, this would be a great tool for young children. If you start it early enough, it will become a habit for the child and it will build the nighttime/morning routine.”

Don’t forget to check out the website www.cuddle-cub.com for exclusive updates and offers.

Win an Honest Co. Discovery Kit

Want the chance to win a discovery kit from The Honest Company? Now’s your chance to win an Honest Discovery Set giveaway hosted by freesamples.us.

Included in the set are travel-sized bottles of Honest’s healing balm, body wash and shampoo, and laundry detergent in travel size bottles perfect to take on any family adventures.

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Just click the image above or CLICK HERE to sign up for your free trial and a chance to win.

Good Luck!

I'm a health conscious stay-at-home dad looking for products that keep us fit, happy, and healthy. Follow along as I share our experience and discoveries with my daughter as a side-kick.

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