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. What Are the Benefits of the Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan?

    Parent Measuring Boy's HeightThree great reasons to get whole life insurance for your child.

    Our kids grow up fast, don’t they? They morph from babies to toddlers in the blink of an eye. A few years more and they’re out the door before we can catch them!

    Protecting our little ones is an instinctive urge. Not only do we want to provide a safe and loving environment for them, we want to safeguard them financially. One great way to jump-start your child’s financial security is with a Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up® Plan1.

  2. Digital Age History: How much do you know about the beginning of the digital age?

    old cell phoneDigital technology continues to innovate and grow at every turn of a nanosecond, from mobile apps that help you to keep fit and fabulous to watching television on your mobile phone.

    How much do you know about the history of digital technology? Take our quiz to see if you’re up in the Cloud or down with the dinosaurs:

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  3. Obama Expands Plans for College Debt Relief

    Student Loan PaperworkOn June 9, President Obama announced three actions intended to help young Americans pay off their college debt.

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    Categories: College Planning
  4. Food Fight: School Officials Push Back on Congress’ Healthy Lunch Requirements

    Boy Eating a Healthy School LunchSchools play a vital role in the health of young children. For example, more than 31 million children in the U.S. participate in the National School Lunch Program, according to research by the Pew organization. Now, some public school officials find themselves struggling to find a balance between serving meals that meet the health requirements of Congress and the United States Department of Agriculture and finding food that children will eat. Since making the switch to healthier meals, some school officials have even reported that they’ve seen more food being thrown into the trash than being consumed.

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  5. Is it Safe to Take Your Baby to the Beach?

    Baby Wearing Sun-Protective ClothingBabies are often more susceptible than adults to short- and long-term damage from ultraviolet (UV) rays, due to the delicateness of their skin. However, that doesn’t mean your family has to ban the beach altogether. In fact, there are benefits to taking babies who are at least a few months old to the beach. The texture of the sand, the sound of the waves, and salty ocean air all provide rich sensory experiences that aid in your baby’s development.

    Instead of ruling out the beach for your baby this summer, follow these tips for safe fun in the sun:

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    Categories: Health & Safety