Health November 2013

The latest healthcare options for your clan's well-being.

Jesse Berberich

Dream Toys

Unlike any other household toy, Shnoozles are comforting bedtime buddies for kids. Designed to facilitate a good night’s sleep every night, these plush dolls feature drowsy eyes that encourage your child to naturally nod off without the bells, whistles, or lights that may be so distracting in other household toys. These imaginative and soothing toys are available at www.shnoozles.com.

Yoga Essentials

From Gaiam, the leader in yoga and fitness products, the Honey Dew Premium Yoga Mat is perfect for anyone looking to perfect an at-home gym and effectively achieve exercise goals. Available for purchase at www.gaiam.com, this extra-thick mat provides support for your body while the textured, non-slip surface ensures a stable stance. It offers users a comfortable workout that doesn’t sacrifice even an ounce of performance.

Protect Your Child

The FDA-approved Tortle is a must-have item for every expectant parent. This protective beanie hat is vital to the prevention of flat head syndrome, an affliction that affects more than one million children in America every year. Created by a pediatrician, the Tortle offers a cost-effective and simple solution to this serious condition. The Tortle is available in a number of sizes and styles at www.tortle.com.

Smart Snacking

Eating healthy, fresh, cooked veggies has never been so easy thanks to Corn-n-Tater. The Corn-n-Tater is a unique microwave cooking bag, made of a special blend of cotton and bamboo, that is simple to use, clean, and store. It can fully cook a baked potato in five minutes! Each bag comes with a cook book full of suggestions and uses and is available at www.homecookedshortcuts.com.

Natural and Organic

Considering the fact that babies spend a majority of their young life in bed, creating a sleep environment that is healthy, safe, and comfortable is one of the most important things. Naturalmat represents some of the very best organic bedding available on the market. Lovingly handcrafted in England and made from only the finest materials, each mat in this collection is comfortable, washable, and free of harmful chemicals and unnatural treatments. Offered in three distinct styles, the Naturalmat may be purchased at www.naturalmatusa.com.

Nurture Your Kids

NurturMe is expanding its award-winning line of organic, dried, baby food. This includes new additions to the NurturMeals line of organic, dry, meal pouches that combine delicious and nutrient-rich fruit and veggie flavors, as well as Yum-a-Roo’s line of bite-sized snacks for toddlers. These convenient and healthy foods make it easier for parents to ensure their children are eating the absolute healthiest things they can! These and other NurturMe products are available for purchase at www.nurturme.com.

A Diet Guideline

The Digest Diet Cookbook (Reader’s Digest), available at Barnes & Noble, is a definitive guide to eating healthy while still eating good! This cookbook by Liz Vaccariello contains 150 recipes that allow readers to try new and delicious meals without sacrificing their weight-loss goals. It also contains tips such as how to shop for the best foods, what to do with leftovers, and how to still eat right when swamped at home and work. Featuring delicious and easy to prepare recipes, The Digest Diet Cookbook is perfect for anyone on a journey toward a healthier life.

Delicious Dishes

Available in Duane Reade locations across the nation, Mom Made Foods is a line of better-for-you convenience meals. Frozen and healthy, Mom Made Foods offers a wide array of products, including Mom Made Bites, Meals, and Munchies. They’re free of preservatives, trans fats, added sugars, and artificial colors, too.

Fantastic Footwear

Unsurpassed quality and comfort are hallmarks of award-winning Pediped, one of the fastest-growing children’s footwear brands in the nation today. Available for purchase through www.pediped.com, Pediped shoes promote healthy and natural foot development in young children. They also come in a wide variety of styles for both girls and boys.

Stress-Free Feeding

The Anti-Colic Bottle from MAM is designed to reduce colic symptoms in newborns, as well as the stress associated with feeding. This bottle is made up of a number of features that work to reduce and eliminate air pockets and nipple confusion. Microwave-safe, incredibly easy to clean, and shatter-proof, MAM’s Anti-Colic Bottle is available for purchase at www.mambaby.com.

This column appeared in the November 2013 issue.