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The Global Parent: Notes on Being and Raising Global Citizens

Today we start a new blog series, The Global Parent: Notes on Being and Raising Global Citizens. Baby Hero is run by women who have roots in multiple countries. We share the belief that all cultures and people have equal value and while we have more that unites us than divides us, our differences are beautiful and should be celebrated. We believe taking care of this planet we all share is of supreme importance as is fighting for equal opportunity for all its inhabitants. Being a good parent ...

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December 30, 2016

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The Global Parent: #YearOfBooks Resolution

The first in our new blog series, The Global Parent: Notes on Being and Raising Global Citizens. The latter half of 2016 saw a significant uptick in work and with it, a significant downtick in my usually copious reading habit...and I felt much poorer for it, leading to my resolution to make 2017 my #YearOfBooks. It is also the year that I turn 40 and I'm sure these two events are connected because (apologies for the morbidity) I have calculated how many books I will likely get to read at my ...

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December 08, 2016

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A Sticker Saved Their Babies Lives

We received the following two stories of the Newborn Survival Kit at work from the Field Manager of Kit study in Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan. While participants are still in the study, we have no details about their identity, hence the names and photos are fictional. Firoza and Saleem I used the clean delivery kit when I went into labour. After my son, Saleem, was born, I applied chlorexhidine lotion on his umbilical cord on the first day of his life. His cord was removed on the 5th day after...

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December 08, 2016

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Progress of the Newborn Survival Kit

Progress of NSK Last month, the Baby Hero team was fortunate to have Dr. Shaun Morris visit Hong Kong. A pediatric infectious disease specialist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada, he, together with his colleague Dr. Lisa Pell, is our partner in fighting infant mortality. Dr. Morris developed the Newborn Survival Kit (NSK), which contains critical supplies to help women in low income countries deliver their babies in a safe and hygienic way and to improve health outcomes in the f...

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December 06, 2016

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50 Ideas For Kids to Spread Goodness This Holiday Season

We all agree that the world needs all the love it can get, and who better to make people feel good than our sweet, silly, kind and wonderful kids. We compiled a list of 50 easy-to-do activities that not only spread good cheer and happiness, but can serve as a leaping point for conversations about inclusion, taking care of others and concern for the planet.                 Wave hello and smile at 3 strangers today Collect spare change at home and give to a favorite charity Pick up litt...

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November 22, 2016

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Three Healthy (& Delicious) Holiday Treats For Your Family

The holiday season is upon us, bringing with it an insatiable appetite for good food, friends and special moments with family. To soften the sugar blow without compromising on deliciousness, here are 3 tasty and healthy treats your kids and families can enjoy with less guilt and added nutrition. Flavored with healing spices sure to please the pickiest of palates, I hope these recipes will add to the love and joy on your family table 1. Spiced Holiday Cookies The recipe for these cookies is a...

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How Do I Buy A Baby Gift? 5 Tips for Aunties & Uncles!

At some point we hit a time in our lives when everyone around us is having babies, and for most of us, we'll be giving baby gifts well before we have a baby ourselves, which can be a nerve-wracking experience. What if you choose the wrong size or fabric or design?! Ack! Baby Hero makes it easy - just shoot us an email at allieandsamar@babyhe.ro and we will help you through all these questions, giving you suggestions for what to get. Here are our top 5 basic tips for buying a baby gift. 1. Wh...

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