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  • Is Your Car Seat Installed Properly?

    Is Your Car Seat Installed Properly?

    As a child passenger safety technician, I have participated in many car seat inspections and am astonished at the number of seats that are either improperly installed and/or used. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 73% to over 90% of child restraints are misused. In my experience, over 95% of car seats […]

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  • Tips for a Well-Stocked Baby Medicine Cabinet

    Tips for a Well-Stocked Baby Medicine Cabinet

    When our daughter inevitably gets sick or has a bad case of diaper rash, it is always reassuring to have the right supplies on-hand. But, knowing exactly what to buy was totally overwhelming the first time I stood amid the myriad of products in the aisles of Babies R Us. Over the past year, we’ve […]

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  • Mother’s Manifesto for a Healthy Baby

    Mother’s Manifesto for a Healthy Baby

    I hesitate to tackle the topic of pregnancy and babies. For one thing, I run the risk of getting myself so delighted at the thought that I decide to go for Baby #4. On the other hand, I run the risk of exacerbating my own guilt at what I did/didn’t do when my three were […]

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  • Baby Apps: Why the Smart Phone is a New Mom’s Best Friend

    Baby Apps: Why the Smart Phone is a New Mom’s Best Friend

    The good news is that smart phone apps can help you when others are not around, in ways you might not have even imagined.

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  • Non-babyish Gifts for New Parents

    Non-babyish Gifts for New Parents

    Sure, there are plenty of green, child-centered gifts you can get babies, kids and their parents…like an organic onesie with “Mother Sucker” on the front, the fabulous Ergo Baby Carrier, or those adorable socks printed to look like Mary Jane shoes. But, IMHO, the best gifts are the ones that make the parent’s life better […]

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  • The Cheapest Baby

    The Cheapest Baby

    A few days ago, I visited one of those enormous baby depots filled with approximately twelve billion useless plastic contraptions.  A friend of mine is expecting and judging by the wish list she handed me, she’s hoping to have at least ten billion of those useless plastic contraptions adorning her home before she delivers the […]

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  • Baby Wearing

    Baby Wearing

    When Donald and I brought our daughter, Charlotte, home from the hospital, the very first thing we slipped her into was a hand-me-down brown pouch.  We took her for a walk that first afternoon home.  My body felt like it was falling apart.  My back ached and my lungs were tired and it hurt to […]

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  • The Eco-Layette: Safer Fabrics for Your Baby and the Planet

    The Eco-Layette: Safer Fabrics for Your Baby and the Planet

    Dressing newborn babies is a fine art. Getting tiny flailing limbs to shimmy down a long sleeve. Easing a floppy little head through a neck hole. Keeping their infinitesimal socks from falling off their feet. Just when you get it figured out, new tests begin; including the mastery of stain removal and the miraculous feat […]

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  • 3 Things Not To Do When Getting Your Baby To Sleep Through The Night

    3 Things Not To Do (When Getting Your Baby To Sleep Through The Night)

    There is a lot of information (and opinion) about how to get your infant to sleep through the night. Cry it out/don’t cry it out, rocking/no rocking, co-sleeping/crib sleeping, white noise/no noise, breastfeeding or bottle-feeding. Everyone has an idea about what works. Like I said earlier, there is very little data to support one technique […]

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  • Parenting a Premie -- What You Can Do In The NICU

    Parenting a Premie — What You Can Do In The NICU

    It can be a challenging time in many ways to have your baby placed in the NICU. It wasn’t the new beginning you hoped for. Here are a few things you can do to that can make a difference:

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