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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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  • Plastics & Your Baby

    Plastics & Your Baby

    If you live in North America and have an infant, chances are you are using plastics. If you are using plastics there is good reason to be informed and careful in their use.

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  • Make Your Own Pop-Up Cloth Wipes

    Make Your Own Pop-Up Cloth Wipes

    Even for those who have made the switch to cloth diapers, letting go of disposable wipes can prove to be a tougher sell.  We all love the convenience of those wipes that pop up one-at-a-time in those convenient containers, but they are not exactly easy on our wallet, or the environment.

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  • There is No Such Thing as Free Infant Formula

    There is No Such Thing as Free Infant Formula

    Most new mothers are inundated with formula samples and coupons everywhere they turn.  Signing up for those free baby magazines can automatically place your name on a mailing list that formula companies use to target new mothers. 

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  • Another Reason We Must Support Nursing Moms

    Another Reason We Must Support Nursing Moms

    A new Harvard analysis has calculated what we could accomplish if 90 percent of babies drank only breast milk for the first six months of life. The starting point for this analysis was a group of ten conditions identified by the lead Federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of our […]

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