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SHAKE THE SALT OUT OF YOUR KIDS’ DIETS


BY SUMMER HUNT


Babies healthy


Big Offenders: Sandwiches


Breads & rolls Poultry Cold cuts & cured meats Pizza





Prepackaged nibbles are great for moms on the go, but these salty snacks could leave a sour taste. The CDC says more than 70% of popular toddler eats exceed 210mg of sodium per serving— with some as high as 630mg per serving. That’s more than 40% of the daily-recommended 1,500mg of salt for the short set. Use these smart strategies to make healthy eating quick and easy:


Shop smart—Select fresh


fruits and veggies; opt for no-salt- added frozen varieties.


Plan ahead—Keep cut-up


celery, carrots, and bell peppers on hand.


Start early—A nutritious


diet now may prevent high blood pressure later.


BIRTH TRENDS Boys 51%


Boys account for 51% of births in the U.S.—but the overall population is 51% female.


(BABY’S FIRST TEMPORARY TATTOO


51% Girls


By 2018, minorities will comprise at least half of everyone aged 18 and younger, creating our most diverse population ever.


Nearly every state has laws against tattooing minors— especially infants and toddlers—but a temporary tattoo may just keep your toddler safe while out and about. Easy-to-apply temporary


More babies are born in September than any other month, followed by August and June.


tattoos from companies like SafetyTat and My Precious Kid feature phone numbers, food allergies, and more. Keep your kiddo armed with necessary information in case of separation or food issues; they scrub off when they’re no longer needed.


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