Podcasts Growing Good

Vitamins, Vitamins, Vitamins

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On the debut episode of Growing Good, Alessandra Iavarone introduces the show by examining some of the vitamin supplements that have become commonplace for babies today. Find out which vitamins are natural, what you should look for on the label and how to find organic substitutes for synthetic vitamins. Alessandra shares some great ideas for new parents including creative ways to get your baby natural Vitamin D and Iron. This episode was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

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