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Nothing concerns a parent more than seeing their child in discomfort. According to research, one-third of moms surveyed believe that their child has sensitive skin. Dry, itchy and irritated skin leaves moms and dads searching for effective and healthy solutions. SheaMoisture now has two new products formulated with natural and certified organic ingredients — Fragrance-Free, Gluten-Free Baby Extra-Mild Wash & Shampoo and Fragrance-Free, Gluten-Free Baby Healing Lotion — made especially for babies and children with allergies and...

Nickelodeon invites preschoolers to discover the magic of words as the network debuts the brand-new animated literacy series Wallykazam! on Monday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. (ET/PT). Wallykazam! follows the adventures of a troll named Wally and his pet dragon, Norville, who live in a forest with giants, goblins, ogres, sprites and other mythical creatures. Wally uses his magic stick to make words come to life on screen that start with a specific letter, sound or rhyme.  Each episode features a new set of magic words that Wally uses to playfully...

In animated 3D, “The Nut Job” is an action-packed comedy that follows Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous squirrel, who must plan a heist to get into his town’s biggest nut shop in order to help his pals in the park gather food to survive the winter. Together with his sidekick, Buddy, he will assemble a ragtag crew to help him get inside – and take them on a fun-filled adventure that they’ll never forget. The film is rated PG and stars Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl, Stephen Lang, Jeff Dunham,...

Sparkle Stories, a small independent media company based in Charlotte, Vermont, was included in iTunes’ prestigious “Best of 2013” podcasts list. Apple also selected the Sparkle Stories’ podcasts among its twelve “New This Year” category. “That iTunes chose Sparkle Stories is amazing and kind of unexpected,” said David Sewell McCann, who co-founded Sparkle Stories in 2010 with his wife and business partner, Lisabeth. “We’re not typical children’s media. We do old-time radio...

When it comes to what young parents spend their money on during the gift-giving season, times are definitely changing according to a recent Google survey. The results of the survey state that younger parents (aged 25 to 34) are nearly 30% more likely to spend money on their pets than their kids during Christmas than parents over the age of 34. The survey was commissioned over the recent holiday spending season. What is so significant about this latest factoid? According to Ron Reich, the co-founder of several dog-related websites including...

Cubetensils Children’s Eating Utensils Recalled by Edoche Due to Choking Hazard Name of Product: Children’s spoon and fork sets Hazard: The utensil’s handle can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants. Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the utensils away from children and contact Edoche for a full refund. Consumer Contact: Edoche call collect at (774) 295-0170 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.edoche.com then click on About Us at the top of the page for more information. Customers...

Belly Ballot says 5 baby name trends for the New Year say bye bye to the names Aiden and Jayden. After a banner year for outrageous names in 2013, Belly Ballot is forecasting some shocking naming trends for 2014, that will push the boundaries of what was previously considered, “normal.” Vogue sounding names ending with -den, such as Brayden, Jayden, Aiden, etc… along with the popularity of the “X” in names like Axl and Xander are on the way out. And, as parents strive to distinguish their children from peers,...

I recently had an opportunity to be part of a local news story on dangers and hazards that can be found in a baby’s room. Patti Laird from Safer Kids and Homes came over to my home to show me what types of problems may exist and how to make them baby-proof! Local 10 (Miami) Reporter Constance Jones was also there to interview us for her story! Some of the potential issues discussed were use of crib bumpers, pillows and blankets in the crib, also the need to bolt down and anchor shelves and dressers to prevent them from toppling...

Babycenter has released it’s list of it’s top baby names for 2013 and for the first time in 8 years Aiden is not holding the number one spot on the boy’s side, however Sophia remains firmly in the top spot for girls’ names, for the fourth year in a row! I’ve listed the top 10 for each sex below…for the complete list for the top 100 click here. Girls Sophia Emma Olivia Isabella Mia Ava Lily Zoe Emily Chloe Boys Jackson Aiden Liam Lucas Noah Mason Jayden Ethan Jacob Jack When it comes to picking a...

A post by 53 Weeks contributor Dr. Andres Bustillo, MD As a facial plastic surgeon, I have seen many things in my career. You name it and I have seen it. Well, so I thought, until last week. A nice and attractive woman in her late forties came to my office to consult about a facelift. As I like to do with all my patients, I conversed with her to get to know her. This may sound superficial coming from a plastic surgeon, but I think this is an important part of “ being able to make the patient happy.” How can you realistically make...

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