There's never a shortage of news in the parenting world — from differing parenting styles to new studies and beyond. But there are only so many hours in the day, and we can't cover every story that catches our eyes. Take a look at the seven stories you may have missed this week but need to read.
- With peanut allergies on the rise, more schools are banning the item from the cafeteria. But that doesn't mean your little one has to go without his PB&J. PostTV put some sweet alternatives to the test using the world's harshest critics — children. While not every nut butter was praised, there were several that received two sticky thumbs up.
- Next time you complain about needing an extra set of hands, think of Bowen Toomey. The 5-year-old from Idaho was born without arms or legs, but he hasn't let that hold him back. In an interview with Today, this little fella proves that anything other kids can do, he does just as well.
- Frozen has inspired kids to create viral videos and host adorable sing-alongs. But for one little girl, the Disney hit has spurred her desire to have a sister. Watch as she begs her mom to provide the Anna to her Elsa.
- They say sharing is caring, but in some cases it could be deadly. A 4-year-old girl passed away earlier this week after splitting a sandwich with her friend. Why did this sweet gesture go south? Doctors discovered that the sandwich contained trace amounts of E. coli.
- Before baby arrives, moms- and dads-to-be have a lot to learn. And while there are plenty of parenting books, some things, like changing a dirty diaper and best breastfeeding techniques, are difficult to explain. Luckily, there are some amazing tutorials for any woman or man with a baby on the way.
- Trying to serve your children better lunches this school year? Well, you may want to take a lesson from the French. Not only are their children's lunches larger than what we serve in our schools, but they are healthier — filled with a variety of vegetables, fruits, and meats. Even adults would be jealous of what little mesdames and messieurs eat every day.
- As writers of a parenting website, we see a lot of unique products. But none has made us laugh like the Pophead. This crazy contraption allows girls of all ages to twist their locks into an unusual 'do. Take a look at the ad, and tell us if you would let your little girl rock one atop her head.