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Tia Mowry-Hardrict: Cree Loves Spinach, Broccoli, Quinoa and More

05/22/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

While many moms are forced to find creative ways to encourage their toddlers to eat their veggies, actress Tia Mowry-Hardrict is thrilled she doesn’t have to. In fact, son Cree, almost 3, actually requests them — to the surprise of all.

“Recently at one of our favorite restaurants in L.A., I ordered spinach for [him] and there was a mother staring us down, looking at [us] to see if he was really going to eat it!” she says with a laugh.

“But he loves it! He loves spinach, broccoli, quinoa … and he loved pureed organic carrots when he was a baby. It’s all about instilling healthy habits now, so when he gets older, he’ll continue.”

But healthy eating hasn’t always been a part of Mowry-Hardrict’s life. Shortly after tying the knot with actor husband Cory Hardrict in April 2008, the actress, 35, knew she wanted to start a family. However, after an endometriosis diagnosis that resulted in two surgeries, she wasn’t sure it could happen.

Tia Mowry-Hardrict Instagram Son Cree
Courtesy Tia Mowry-Hardrict

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We Tried It: OXO Seedling High Chair

05/13/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Oxo Seedling High Chair ReviewCourtesy Oxo

First and foremost, we’re moms.

But, for approximately three hours a day, we’re also waitresses.

It’s a shift with few perks: we never receive a tip, there’s rarely a kind word about the service or meals, and sometimes we even have to endure food being thrown at us.

So, the least we can ask for is a high chair that works well during the messy dance that is dinner.

Recently, we had the opportunity to try out the new OXO Seedling high chair ($150).

Here’s a breakdown of what works well and what doesn’t:
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Why Your Little One Should Eat Organic … We Asked an Expert

05/07/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Why Organic Food Is Better for Your Baby
Dragoljub Nikolovski/Getty

It seems like just when you get the hang of breast or bottle-feeding, it’s time for your kiddo to start solids.

And suddenly, you’re a beginner again when it comes to feeding your child.

There are tons of choices when it comes to baby food, and the options only add up the older your tot gets. So what’s a parent to do?

We asked Kate Geagan, MS, RDN, and nutritionist for Earth’s Best, some of our burning questions about how to best feed babies and toddlers. And we checked out some of the most popular and readily-available organic brands — see their offerings below.
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Hilary Duff and Son Hang at The Counter

05/02/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

With National Burger Month (yes, that’s a thing) on our mind, we couldn’t help but notice the sweet photo Hilary Duff posted on April 16 of son Luca, 2, enjoying a meal at The Counter‘s Century City, Calif. location.

The celebrity hotspot — fellow star moms Nicole Richie and Tori Spelling are also fans — boasts the most impressive burger menu we’ve seen thus far. And the catchy names don’t hurt either (Old School, Un-Brie-lievable, anyone?). You can even have your burger in a bowl. Hard to imagine, but after reading the ingredients, it sounds absolutely yummy.

Not a meat eater? There are several green options, including the quinoa-based Hippie Salad, that will surely whet your appetite. Our mouths are watering just reading everything they have to offer. No, really.

Hilary Duff Instagram Son LucaCourtesy Hilary Duff

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We Tried It: Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Double Electric Breast Pump

01/30/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Double Electric Breast Pump Review Courtesy Ameda

Who tried it: Julia Wang, Features Director

Why she did it: As any mom who plans to continue breastfeeding after returning to work knows, your breast pump becomes your best friend. It’s the one piece of equipment you turn to to continue providing nourishment for your little one when you can’t be there in person to nurse. Plus, it has to be discreet and can’t let you down — all of which amounts to a lot of pressure to find “The Pump That Will Deliver.”

I started using the Ameda Purely Yours Ultra after a week of trying to express milk — and failing miserably — with another double electric pump. Already frazzled that I wasn’t able to properly express milk for several days, my Ameda arrived in the mail. Hallelujah?
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Expecting & New Moms! Cricket’s Circle Will Change Your Life

01/28/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Cricket's Circle Website LaunchCourtesy Cricket’s Circle

“The only baby stuff you need,” boasts Cricket’s Circle about its carefully-curated recommendations.

Tall order aside. After checking out this cool online resource for new and expecting moms, we’re ready to admit it’s as close as you’ll get to finding everything from a stylish and functional high chair to a comfy and entertaining bathtub all in one place.

After welcoming her first child, Rachel Blumenthal realized that no one person could realistically sift through the thousands (literally!) of baby products on the market.

So the former jewelry designer and wife of Warby Parker co-founder, Neil Blumenthal (that’s one chic family!), decided to create a site to make things easy for busy parents looking for the best gear.
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Giveaway: A Rainbow Light Healthy Lifestyle Prize Pack (a $150 Value!)

01/27/2014 at 12:00 AM ET

Rainbow Light Multivitamins GiveawayCourtesy Rainbow Light

Winter is here — so it’s time to tackle the cold and flu season head on.

And thanks to Rainbow Light, maker of the natural industry’s #1 selling women’s, men’s and children’s multivitamins, you can.

Their Counter Attack or Gummy Vitamin C Slices are designed to keep you healthy and protected this season.

Right now, the company is giving away a cool gift set to a lucky Moms and Babies reader. It includes a branded yoga mat, branded bag, a reusable BPA-free water bottle, Rainbow Light thinBerry shaker cup and Rainbow Light Gummy Vitamin C Slices.

Hurry up and enter for your chance to win here! Online entries must be received between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 1/27/14 and 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 2/2/13. See Official Rules.

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