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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jul 04, 2015 in Uncategorized

Healthier Alternatives to Traditional Fourth of July Food

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jul 02, 2015 in Family Fun, health, Parenting

164795509The following post was written by Brooke Schoonenberg, Dietitian at Woman’s Center for Wellness.

When most people think of the Fourth of July, they think of patriotism, freedom, and a good old BBQ!

Certain foods like hamburgers, hot dogs, and apple pie have become staples on many of our July 4 menus. Unfortunately, these foods can be very high in calories, fat, and sodium. However, there are alternatives on the market which still taste great but are healthier than their original versions. Let’s take a look:

Could Loud Noise from Fireworks Damage My Baby’s Ears?

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jun 30, 2015 in Babies, Parenting

The following post is written by pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene for Parents.com

Your baby will let you know whether this is a welcome experience for her or not. Some babies are transfixed with joy and others cry early and long.

Sitting a little farther back will increase the chances that she will like it and it will decrease the noise to protect her ears. All of our ears are vulnerable to loud noises, especially sustained loud noises (but she is not at any more risk than you are in that regard).

What’s Going On This Weekend in Baton Rouge

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jun 26, 2015 in Family Fun

Weekend

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, the Mommy-Go-Round has got you covered with many events around town.

Check out our list of events happening in and around Baton Rouge this weekend, and have fun!

Water Wisdom to Keep You Hydrated

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jun 25, 2015 in Breastfeeding, health

The following post is written by Nutrition Services at Woman’s Center for Wellness.

You’ve heard all the advice: Drink eight glasses of water a day. Stay properly hydrated while exercising. Sports drinks aren’t just for professional athletes.

Yet you’re still unsure whether you’re drinking the right amount for good health. How much fluid should you really be taking in daily? Do you need to add extra when you’re physically active? And is too much water dangerous?

Everyone’s body needs water. We lose it by sweating, excretion, or simply not taking in enough through foods—like fruits and vegetables—and drinks.

Our First Trip to the ER

Posted by: Laurel Burgos on Jun 23, 2015 in Babies, health, Parenting

I always envisioned my first trip to the ER would be in form of my 2-year-old falling off of his balance bike and hitting his head or missing a step on the playground and breaking an arm, but I never imagined that it would happen like this. . .

It was a rainy morning and I had left my cell phone at work the day before. Since my second child was born I have had an amazing ability to misplace my cell phone.

Play it Safe this summer…Pointers on Poison Ivy

Posted by: Laura Boudreaux on Jun 18, 2015 in Babies, Parenting, Toddlers

Some of you may have heard the phrase, “Leaves of three, let them be!”  This refers to common poisonous plants that contain oil called urushiol, which is the toxin that causes the allergic reaction.  The three most common plants containing urushiol are poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac, which can all be found here in southern Louisiana! poison ivy

Exposure to bruised or broken plant parts allows the toxic oil to contact skin, fingernails, clothing, pets, toys or other objects. Intact plant parts generally do not cause skin irritation. However, plants are easily damaged by rubbing, rain, or dry fall weather.

Symptoms of poison ivy in “sensitized” individuals generally develop within four to 96 hours after exposure and peak between one and 14 days after exposure.

For Parents, It’s Wise to Think Before You Post

Posted by: Tamara Palmer on Jun 16, 2015 in Parenting, Toddlers

There’s an awesome term floating around in cyberspace world right now. Sharenting. This equates to Parenting+Sharing= Sharenting. ABCnews did an article on this exact topic. You can view their findings here.

I wanted to talk on this topic because we live in such a social media based world and it seems as though everyone’s posting pictures of everything, from their children, to their dinner, all the way to what color their nail polish is that day. Is there eventually a line as to what you should and should not post, and is there a line as to what your “followers” actually want to see?

Heat Dangers and Pregnancy

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jun 11, 2015 in health, Pregnancy

There’s no escaping it. Once you exit your house, you’re at its mercy. You run to your car for relieve, but once you open the door, a wave hits you and sends you stumbling back.

No, this isn’t the premise for the next summer blockbuster. It’s just a description of the daily war Louisiana residents face with the summer heat.

And if you’re pregnant, the heat can have an even bigger impact on your health and your baby’s health.

Tips for Swimming Pool Safety this Summer

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Jun 09, 2015 in Family Fun, Parenting, Toddlers

With school out and the summer heat rising, children in Baton Rouge will be looking for ways to cool off and have fun, and for many that means heading to the pool.

But how can a parent make sure their child is safe in the pool? And when is the best age to start introducing swimming to a toddler?

The American Academy of Pediatrics has some helpful tips for parents during pool season. Check them out and grab your trunks for a dip.

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