Happy Kids And Screen Time, What You Need To Know

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You might have heard about electronics before bed disrupting sleep. It's a little something we like to call screen time. This post is all about the effects of screen time on children. How it affects them immediately, and even worse down the road.

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How Does Xylitol Help Teeth?

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What is Xylitol?  Xylitol is a sugar substitute that is derived from fruits and vegetables. Although it has gained quite a lot of press in recent years, it has been studied for decades - especially on it’s affect with oral health.    The studies can get very technical about different oral bacterias and “mutants” that cause havoc on oral health, but here is a great summary from a couple clinical studies with clinical links and resources at the bottom of the article.   How xylitol works and why is it good for your teeth:  Xylitol “reduces the adhesion of cavity...

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How Much Sleep Do We Need?

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Knowing how much sleep you and your little one need can be difficult. Just as each child is different, so can their sleep needs be as well. Children, when they lack sleep, have an opposite reaction to that of many adults or what many adults would think looks “tired”. When adults are tired, they usually slow down, get sluggish and sleepy, moody and experience what we know as ‘tired symptoms’. When children are tired or over tired they can react in the opposite way with symptoms resembling ADHD like hyperactivity, moodiness, energy surges, resistance and more (1).    In 2015,...

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Autism and Sleep

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About the Author: Marietta Paxson is a marriage and family therapist who specializes in baby, toddler, and child sleep. She graduated with a Masters in Science from Brigham Young University in 2011. She has practiced as a therapist, taught parenting courses for BYU-I, and founded Little Dreamers baby sleep consulting. She is the mother of two-year-old twins and a four-year-old. She is passionate about maternal mental health and supporting mothers in the crazy journey of motherhood. Her favorite way to do that right now is to help parents and babies get the sleep they need to not only function but...

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Homeopathy vs Natural

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In 2013, shortly before I founded Wink Naturals I was explaining the idea to a friend and they quickly said "Oh, so like homeopathic products?" I just shook my head and said “no”. Fortunately this response wasn't new to me because for the 8 years prior, I had worked in the natural products space and saw daily how confusing homeopathy was.  Many confuse HOMEOPATHY with NATURAL. If you you're thinking, "Well, aren't they the same?" don't worry, I will clarify things a bit.  Let me first explain the definition of Homeopathy directly from the FDA website:  "The term "homeopathy" is...

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