The Gerber Life Parenting Blog

What parents want to know

With work, family and finances, modern parenting can sometimes feel like a juggling act. The Gerber Life parenting blog gives parents advice and tips to help you take on today-and plan for tomorrow. Our parenting blog offers articles on saving money, college planning, family insurance, parenting tips, living green, and health and safety. Although we may not be able to manage your retirement account, drive your all-star athlete to practice, or cook your family's favorite three-cheese lasagna, our parenting blog can provide you with ideas, advice and tips so that you can focus on what matters most: raising healthy, happy kids. We invite you to join the conversation and enjoy our parenting blog.

  1. Saving Money: 30 Days of Tips for New Parents

    cartoon calendar and moneyWhen your son or daughter was born, it was undoubtedly one of the most memorable and exciting experiences of your life. As parents can attest, nothing compares to holding your newborn for the first time – a feeling that one can only fully relate to by experiencing it firsthand.

    Similarly, becoming a new parent can be a stressful time as well. You’re learning to care for your child and to budget for all of the additional expenses that you previously did not have.

    Fortunately, there are a number of ways to help young mothers and fathers adjust for the additional costs. Read on for our 30 favorite money-saving tips for new parents:

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    Categories: Saving Money
  2. “Protect Your Child Rain or Shine” and the Grow-Up® Plan (Feature Video)

    refrigerator with child-like drawingsAs a parent, you protect your children in many different ways. Protecting them is so natural that it becomes second nature. Most parents agree that ensuring the safety and security of their children is a top priority.

    One important way to help protect a your child, if you’re not doing so already, is with the Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan¹. It’s a whole life insurance policy for children that they later could keep as adults for up to a lifetime, as long as premiums are paid, and at the same child-sized premium rate.

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  3. Should I Have Life Insurance if I Don’t Have Children?

    Couple sitting together and laughingWe occasionally use this blog to answer some of the frequently asked questions that we receive, because we want to provide you with simple and straightforward information about life insurance. One question that we often receive goes something like this: “Why do I need life insurance if I don’t have children?”

    Here are a few scenarios where you might want to have life insurance even if you don’t have children:

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  4. “Protect Your Child Rain or Shine” and the Grow-Up® Plan – (A Video Sneak Preview)

    Child-like drawing of mother daughter eating ice creamAs a parent, you protect your children in many different ways. Protecting them is so natural that it becomes second nature. Gerber Life wanted to capture and photograph the ways that parents like you protect their children each day, and so we made a video.

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  5. Admission Denied: What to Do if Your Child Gets Waitlisted

    Student Receives Waitlist Notice From College Getting waitlisted is not the end of the world. In fact, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors found that 39 percent of colleges put some students on a waitlist in 2009. Once college admissions committees know that they have the space to admit more students, they turn to their waitlist of college applicants and reevaluate whom they want to admit.

    If your child has been waitlisted, there are several considerations to help you determine whether to wait or move on to Plan B:

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    Categories: College Planning