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Kid’s Foods: The 20 Worst in America

[caption id="attachment_209" align="alignright" width="185" caption="Burger King Kid's Double Cheese Burger"][/caption] Chances are you spend a great deal of your money on fast food as most Americans do. With all the running around you do taking your kids to their various activities, picking up dinner on the way in is quick and easy. We are all…

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Fisher-Price Recalls Over 11 Million Products

[caption id="attachment_202" align="alignright" width="284" caption="Recalled Fisher-Price toddler tricycle"][/caption] A few days ago American kid's toy giant Fisher-Price voluntarily recalled 11 million of its products. The products recalled are said to have caused injury to children and are hazardous. The recall was so large because many of the items have been available for the last 10…

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October Poll: Favorite Part of Halloween

It's October and you know what that means, it's time to start thinking about Halloween. Now is the time to start hashing out costume ideas, how you will decorate your home and safety tips. As you dive in head first take our new poll with your children. This month we are asking, "What is your…

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Children’s Sports Eye Safety

As we enter the final week of Children's Eye Healthy and Safety Month we want to leave you with some helpful tips regarding you child's eye safety while playing sports. It's important to remember eye safety during physical activity because eye injuries are the leading source of blindness in school-aged children, with the majority of…

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Built In Eye Protection

To increase awareness about National Eye Healthy and Safety Month this week's fact will be on the human body's eye protection. Everyone is aware of the facial features around their child's eyes and their own, but do you really know what their purpose is? The idea probably never crossed your mind that your body actually…

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

It's the beginning of fall and there is so much going on already. It's Children's Eye Health and Safety Month, Better Breakfast Month and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to shed light on childhood cancer and survivorship issues. CureSearch advocates childhood cancer throughout the year by sponsoring the…

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The Perks of Daycare

You've sent your "big" kids back to school, but what about your toddler? Are you skeptical about sending your child to daycare after being at home with you everyday for so long? Although it can be a little scary at first as most new things are, there are some perks to sending your child to…

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Starting Your Kids’ Day with Breakfast

It may seem like common sense that you would kick start your child's day with breakfast, but with today's busy schedules children often go without the most important meal of the day. It is important for your child to eat breakfast every morning to provide energy throughout the day and keep them healthy overall. Not…

Eye Safety Quiz for Kids

Parents, we know you've been reading up on eye safety for your children, but how much do they really know? Make learning about eye safety fun with this quiz we found. Along with being full of important eye safety facts, each page of the quiz has a supporting printable coloring page. The coloring pages can…

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Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

September is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month and to celebrate we will be providing you with eye safety facts and tips for your children each week. Although your child's eye health and safety is important year-round, we hope you pay special attention to your child's eyes health and safety needs this month. To kick-off…

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How Did You Move This Summer?

Believing that every child has the right to a healthy childhood, Michelle Obama created the Let's Move initiative. Her platform for Let's Move is to get kids active and eating healthy. We know you all stayed busy this summer, and as your child's care-free vacation comes to an end we want to know how you…

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Is it Time for Contacts?

Your little one may not be so little anymore, and they may be outgrowing their glasses. Often time right before children reach the middle aged years they want to begin trying contact lenses. Although wearing and cleaning contacts are a major responsibility, they may help your child. Research shows that kids who wear contact lenses…

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Protect Your Pup

You have on your sunglasses to protect you eyes from UV rays, your child has on a pair of Real Kids Shades, but what about your pooch? Just as UV rays from the sun can damage our eyes, too much exposure is harmful for our dogs as well. To protect your dog's eyes from sun…

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New Poll: Favorite Back-to-School Item

Today makes it official, there are exactly 2 weeks left until we say goodbye to summer vacation and hello to the 2010-2011 school year. Getting new back-to-school items is always a fun time for kids and parents. And since it is such an exciting time we want to kick things off with a back-to-school poll!…

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Kids Everyday Eyewear Tips

After your child receives their comprehensive eye exam before school starts, it may show that they need glasses. Being something completely brand new, this may cause your child some uneasiness. Along with reassuring your child that glasses will help them see better, consider these tips when your child gets new eyeglasses: Allow kids to pick…

Sun Safety for Kids

It is definitely hot outside which means the sun is beaming and harmful UV rays are pouring down on you and your kids. It's important to begin practicing sun safety with your kids at a young age because of irreversible UV damage. Not only will skin problems arise and stay, so will eyesight problems. To…

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Ease Your Child Back-to-School

Could it possibly be time to go back to school already? Summer for your child is almost over with school starting in less than a month. Since your child has been enjoying lazy days of  waking up and going to sleep whenever, they may need a little help getting back in the school groove. Because…

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Back to School Eye Exams

Attention moms and dads, school is less than a month away and your child needs an eye exam upon returning. Scheduling your child a back-to-school comprehensive eye exam is important because in the first 12 years 80% of what your child learns is visual. Having good vision is a critical element to your child's learning…

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Protecting our kids

What is now Real Kids Shades was founded in 2002 when we couldn’t find decent sunglasses for our own kids. It’s a pretty simple idea: make kids’ shades that provide 100% UV protection, and that are comfortable, good-looking, durable, and affordable so they’ll be used. Sun Protection: All Real Kids Shades provide 100% protection from…

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