Health & Safety

Tips to keep your family healthy and safe

When days get hectic it's hard to find time to prepare healthy meals or stay active as a family. Gerber Life puts quick, healthy recipes and workout routines for you and your family right at your fingertips. We also share tips for helping to keep your family safe, such as how to avoid everyday dangers. Because it's so important to take good care of your family, we hope that our tips for raising healthy families will give you the kind of practical information that can help you do just that.

  1. Getting Back into Shape After Baby: 5 Tips on How to Lose Baby Weight

    Mother exercising with babyIf you’re like many new mothers, you began looking for ways to start shedding baby weight shortly after your baby was born – right? – or maybe you started thinking about it while you were pregnant. If so, that’s not surprising, given the unrealistic expectations set by some celebrity moms for how quickly a woman should be able to get back into shape after giving birth.

    Most medical professionals agree, however, that quick weight loss is not healthy.

    The most important thing to remember is that you won’t lose the baby weight overnight, so don’t become frustrated if you do not see immediate results. It took your body about nine months to put on the weight, so anticipate approximately the same amount of time or longer to get your body back into pre-baby shape.

    If you recently had a baby, here are some ways to lose baby weight safely and naturally, as recommended by The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a nonprofit organization of women’s health care physicians, (but be sure to check with your physician first, to make sure that these ways are safe for you at this time):

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  2. Common Symptoms of Child Ear Infections

    Common symptoms of child ear infections Common symptoms of child ear infections infographicSeeing your child in pain can be painful in itself. For younger children who may not yet have the language skills to communicate what he or she is feeling, it can be especially frustrating for parents as they try to determine the cause of the pain, so that they can try to relieve it.

    How can you tell if your child is suffering from an ear infection? Watch for these common child ear infection symptoms:

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  3. Child Passenger Safety: What Parents Can Do to Protect their Precious Cargo

    reduce risk for child passengersOne of the most important roles that parents play is as protector for their children, tasked with keeping them out of harm’s way and equipping them with the ability to protect themselves when they become adults. This includes protection and safety in automotive vehicles.

    Keeping your child safe while you or someone else is behind the wheel is crucial. The number of child-related automobile injuries is staggering, but there are steps that you can take to protect your most precious cargo.

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  4. Teenagers & Internet Usage

    how teens use the internet statistics on how teens use the InternetTeenagers tend to use the Internet frequently, but what might not be as well-known is exactly how they access and use it. Do they spend all of their Internet time on social media? Do they use it to make all their purchases?

    New research by the Pew Research Center has found answers to such questions as the accompanying infographic shows. Some statistics may be surprising.

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  5. How to Manage Your Child’s Food Allergies at School

    food-allergies-previewkid food allergies infographicIf your child has food allergies, you already know how closely the situation needs to be monitored. Ingredients must be constantly checked, cooking utensils must be meticulously cleaned, and menus must be scanned when dining out.

    Sending your child to school, where he or she will be under someone else’s supervision, understandably can be worrying. Will teachers be as mindful as you are? Will administrators be able to keep track of the different needs of all students?

    When the time to send your child to school arrives, you want to be as prepared as you can be, so consider these tips that we’ve compiled to help manage your child’s food allergies at school:

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