The Gerber Life Parenting Blog

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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. Benefits of Whole Life Insurance

    Family playing togetherWe know how important life insurance is, and yet more than 40 percent of Americans have no life insurance coverage of any kind, according to the 2015 Insurance Barometer Study by Life Happens and LIMRA.

    Why is life insurance so important? Why might you need it? Could you face greater risk NOT buying life insurance than budgeting for it?

    Here’s a list of the top five benefits of whole life insurance:

  2. Stranger Danger in the Digital Age: Nine Internet Safety Tips for Teens

    Teen at school computerThere’s no doubt that the Internet, when in the wrong hands, can become a scary place where not everyone has the best of intentions. Today more than ever, teens and younger children need to learn not only how to handle strangers face-to-face, but also how to protect themselves from strangers on the Internet.

    According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, 92 percent of teens report going online daily. Yet, a child sometimes doesn’t even have to communicate with a stranger directly in order to give information that could be harmful.

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  3. Common Symptoms of Strep Throat in Children and Ways to Treat It

    Mother taking son’s temperatureStrep throat can be a very painful and contagious infection. While anyone can catch strep throat, it is most common among school-age children and teens between the ages of 5 and 15 years old, as the bacteria that causes strep throat spreads most often during the school year when large groups of children are in close quarters, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    How can you tell if your child has strep throat or is simply suffering from a sore throat? The CDC recommends checking for these common strep throat symptoms in children:

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  4. Video: Who is Gerber Life?

    Screenshot from video of the Gerber plantSince our launch in 1967 by the Gerber Products Company, “the baby food people,” Gerber Life Insurance has stayed true to the Gerber mission – helping parents to care for their children. Throughout the years, our company and our insurance policies have met the evolving needs of families all over the country.

    It all started with the Grow-Up® Plan1, an affordable whole life insurance policy designed to give kids a powerful head start in life, and has grown to include various coverage options for adults, as well as the Gerber Life College Plan2 – an endowment policy with an adult life insurance benefit that provides a safe and reliable solution for paying for college expenses.

    Our insurance evolves with the generations, but one thing remains constant: We continue to honor the legacy of Dan and Dorothy Gerber through our commitment to help parents care for their children, by providing the peace of mind of knowing that their children can have greater financial security no matter what life has in store.

  5. DIY Crafts: How to make a plaster cast of your child’s hand or foot

    Plaster cast hand- and foot-printKids seem to grow up overnight. Although you can’t stop the hands of time, no matter how much you’d like to try, you can capture a fleeting moment of your child’s formative years by creating a plaster cast of his or her hand or foot. As your child grows, it can be fun to reminisce about how small he or she used to be.

    This DIY craft project – how to make a plaster cast – is easier than you might think.

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
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