Easy, No Cook Summer Recipes for Au Pairs and Nannies

Best Ice Pops: Berry Smoothie Pop: Blend raspberries (about 6 oz), 1 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 3/4 cup water, and mint (either a handful of fresh mint leaves, or 2 tsp mint syrup). Blend really well and freeze. Banana, chocolate, and PB Pop: Mash a few bananas, add a dash of milk, a little peanut […]

New Nanny-Pay Legislation a “Wake-Up Call” for Working Parents

There is an article about the NY Nanny Law on the Wall Street Journal blog by Sue Shellenbarger. Click here to see the article. Click here too refer back to our article on the topic. Then answer: How do you feel about the Nanny Law?

125 Lead Tainted Foods the Kids You Care for Might Be Eating

After learning that the sunscreen industry isn’t regulated we have some more sobering news to watch out for — lead found in children’s and baby’s foods. On June 9, 2010 the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) filed Notices of Violation of California Proposition 65 Toxics Right to Know law, alleging the toxic chemical lead was found […]

Beware of Sunscreens in Hall of Shame

EWG’s Sunscreen Hall of Shame Last week we discussed that the Food and Drug Administration has not finalized sunscreen safety standards since 1978. Therefore the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has reviewed the latest research on sunscreen. (Just type EWG in our search to see the other articles on the topic). Despite the unknowns about sunscreen […]

Children’s Books About Water Safety

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au PairsOn Thursday we linked to the NY Daily News report of a nanny and a child in her care had drowned in a residential pool. Click here to see that story. With this tragedy on our minds it’s only fitting to recommend two children’s books about […]

Au Pairs and Nannies Can’t Be Too Safe this Summer

Make Water Safety Your Priority By American Red Cross After learning about the tragic drowning death of a nanny and a child under her care in a pool yesterday (click here to see the story) it is vital to remind nannies and au pairs of the importance of practicing water safety and drowning prevention. Each […]

Swiming Pool Horror, Nanny and Child Die Story from NY Daily News

Here is a horrific story reminding nannies and au pairs to use caution this summer. Swimming pool horror claims three-year-old on Long Island A 3-year-old Long Island girl and her nanny died tragically after they were found floating in the deep end of the family’s swimming pool yesterday, police said. Naama Markovits‘ 5-year-old brother made […]

Tan Does Not Mean Healthy!

Sun Safety Tips for KidsPhoto from Getty Images Since the Food and Drug Administration has not been regulating the sunscreen industry the Environmental Working Group (EWA) has developed a database evaluating sunscreens. This week we have posted interesting facts about sunscreen. Today we will share the EWA’s tips on keeping children safe from the sun. […]

Sunscreen: A False Sense of Security

Don’t Rely Only on Sunscreen for Sun Protection We have been discussing the sunscreen tips by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The EWG explains that sunscreens prevent sunburns, but beyond that simple fact surprisingly little is known about the safety and efficacy of these ubiquitous creams and sprays. 1. There’s no consensus on whether sunscreens […]

Best Sunscreens

The Good News: EWG’s Best Sunscreens Yesterday we posted a link to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) database which is an in-depth analysis of the safety and effectiveness of more than 700 name-brand sunscreens. The new database lists products that offer the best combination of safety and effectiveness: they are formulated with the safest chemicals, […]