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Dr. Rebecca Bailey’s Tips For A Safe Halloween

Going trick-or-treating with the kids this Halloween? Elizabeth Bailey RN and Dr. Rebecca Bailey’s have some helpful tips for ensuring a safe and fun night out in the neighborhood.

10/24/2013

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Study: One Hour Nap For Kids Good For Their Brain

Most caregivers know that an hour nap means a happier child, but a new study shows another benefit.

10/07/2013

French Fries

Study: High Blood Pressure Increasing In Kids

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – As kids waistlines are expanding, so is their intake of salty foods. A recent study found high blood pressure in American youth is increasing, putting youth at risk for […]

07/21/2013

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Top 5 Fun Things To Do Before School Starts In Connecticut

Connecticut has much to offer families in the summertime. From farms to beaches to the seaport, families can enjoy day trips before the kids head back to school. Here is a list of some great places to visit before the summer is over.

08/24/2012

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Back-to-School Guide in Connecticut

August starts the beginning of the back-to-school season here in Connecticut, which means it’s time to start throwing down cash on supplies, clothes and haircuts. Everyone wants to start the year off looking their best, which means it’s time to get a little creative. With shopping lists in hand, check out these Connecticut shops where parents and children will find the most unique options and best deals in the state.

08/10/2012

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Top Spots for Summer Playdates In Connecticut

Turn a boring day into a memorable outlet for your kids’ pent up energy with a playdate like none other right here in Connecticut. From infant to adult, this area offers plenty of choices for anything but an ordinary playdate. Make new friends or bring the old ones along and don’t forget the cameras, these are memories your family won’t want to forget.

07/20/2012

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Getaway Guide: One Tank Trip to Essex Steam Train

The Essex Steam Train promises beautiful views of local landscapes and landmarks on a journey like none other. Specialized events for adults and children throughout the summer promise something for everyone. Water lovers may combine their travels with a land and sea adventure, so choose accordingly and make this one into the perfect one-tank trip.

07/14/2012

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Top Toy Stores In Connecticut

Connecticut’s kids are some of the luckiest around with so many great places to find the best toys. For every age group and every interest, local treasure spots offer a variety of items that are sure to inspire, entertain, engage and educate. Help your child’s imagination run wild and relive your own childhood memories with a visit to some of the most fun places in town. From traditional to today’s latest releases, these are the places where happiness awaits.

06/29/2012

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Top Waterparks And Pools In Connecticut

Make a splash the whole family can enjoy this summer in Connecticut. Indoors or out, a day of waterpark fun is the coolest way to beat the heat and chase the vacation boredom blues away. Soaring temperatures are no match for the best waterparks and pools in Connecticut, especially with fun extras from dump buckets to full-on amusement park fun.

06/08/2012

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Top Go-Kart Racing In Connecticut

You could pop in an old-school game of Super Mario Kart, but it’d be way more fun to get the kids off the couch and fulfill that need for speed on a real racing adventure. The good news is, you don’t have to head to Daytona. Connecticut’s go kart courses offer a low-cost and safe way to introduce your family to motor racing. Not only will your kids enjoy challenging dad to a few laps, being competitive and a little crazy in these karts is highly encouraged. Grab your pole position and hit the track for some of the best go kart racing in Connecticut.

05/11/2012

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