Hygiene & Healthy Habits

From bathing and hand washing to hair and tooth care, learn how to instill healthy habits and teach your children the importance of good personal hygiene.

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An Age-By-Age Guide To Your Kid's Hygiene
Because bath time can range from delightful to dreadful, we wanted to know just how often kids need to bathe and when they can do it themselves. Here is what a few experts have to say about your kid's hygiene.
3 Families Whose Lives Changed Drastically After a Health Scare
They share the wake-up calls that led them to revisit their food and lifestyle habits. 
5 Things Doctors Wish Parents Knew to Keep Their Family from Getting Sick
We asked the pros for the stay-healthy secrets that will keep your family (mostly) symptom-free.
5 Health Habits You Should Never Skip
Some healthy habits are OK to let slide on occasion. But these five habits should be non-negotiable with kids.
This 4-Year-Old Athlete CrossFits Like a Boss
Talk about fitness goals! This fit kid is crushing her workouts...and documenting them on social media.
5 Ways to Boost Your Kid's Gut Health
If you want to set him up for a lifetime of good health, it’s essential to bolster the bacteria in his belly. As a microbiologist and a mom, I’ve got five science-based strategies for doing just that.
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Children younger than 5 account for 30 percent of deaths from foodborne illness, according to a new study.