Check the Specs

Posted on Thu, Dec 27, 2012

Want to know what to look for when buying a crib? Here is what the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Committee's (CPSP) Crib Speculations have to say.


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Tags: Baby, Education, New Mom, Check the Specs, Products, Safety

Are Crib Bumpers Illegal?

Posted on Fri, Dec 21, 2012

To simply put it, crib bumpers are NOT illegal. There is a lot of hype in the media and knowing before you buy will allow you to be more comfortable.  Bumper pads help complete the look of bedding, reduce the draft to keep baby warm, and prevent entrapment of limbs between crib rails. The main purpose of the pads was to prevent limb entrapment. The spacing between crib rails, back in the day, used to be very wide and the bumper pads helped prevent injuries.

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Tags: Baby, Education, Expert Tips, Safety, Bumper

THE BABY RULE MOST OF YOU BREAK

Posted on Fri, Jul 20, 2012

65% of women admit to heating their baby's bottle in the microwave, despite all the warnings against doing so. Standard advice for heating a bottle is to let it sit in a pan of warm water in the sink for a few minutes until it reaches room temperature.

But, most time-pressed moms are skipping it anyways. Testing done a while back by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel with the help of Dr. Frederic vom Saal, a leading BPA expert, concluded the following:

“There is no such thing as safe microwaveable plastic. As you heat it, you degrade the chemical bond. You can’t see this happening. You can’t taste it, you can’t smell it, but you are getting dosed at a higher amount.”

Even microwave safe bottles or plastic that have been designed for use in microwaves undergo testing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure that the plastic will retain its shape under high temperatures and have the “least amount of leaching possible.” Leaching is considered to be safe provided that the amount of leaching is within “certain parameters” for the type of plastic used. Well that’s not very comforting!

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Tags: Baby, Expert Tips, Safety

8 Ways to Beat Back Pain During Pregnancy

Posted on Mon, Jul 16, 2012

Eighty percent of women will experience back pain at some point during their pregnancies. Although it may seem enticing to rest when experiencing pain and not undertake an exercise routine, gentle stretching and movement will often decrease muscle spasms and restore improved spinal function, resulting in decreased pain.

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Tags: Pregnancy, Expert Tips, Safety

17 Reliefs to Common Pregnancy Discomforts

Posted on Fri, Jul 13, 2012

Pregnancy is a joyous time for expectant mothers. But it’s also a challenging time physically and emotionally. Every mother experiences some discomfort during pregnancy. Most symptoms go away quickly or can be easily relieved. If any of these problems persist, or cannot be relieved easily, talk to your health care provider.

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Tags: Pregnancy, Expert Tips, Safety

7 Guidelines for a Safe Pregnancy Workout

Posted on Sat, Jun 30, 2012

Current research suggest that healthy pregnant women can continue to participate in physical activities with certain precautions. When engaging in physical activity, follow the guidelines listed below.

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Tags: Pregnancy, Baby, Expert Tips, Safety

3 Common Questions Asked During Pregnancy

Posted on Fri, Jun 29, 2012

Now that you're pregnant, taking care of yourself has never been so important. Staying healthy during pregnancy depends on you, so it's crucial to arm yourself with information about the many ways to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible — this includes food safety. It is normal to be worried about what to eat, how much to eat, and what's acceptable. Here are 3 of the most common questions women ask during pregnancy:

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5 Steps to Make Bath Time Swimming Time

Posted on Mon, Jun 11, 2012

Babies are born with natural swimming abilities, but they are limited. You can help him develop a love for the water and gain confidence in the comfort of your own home. Babies learn and improve their swimming skills and techniques during bath time. Bath time is an essential stage for developing swimming abilities!

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Choosing a Crib: Baby Crib Styles and Safety

Posted on Fri, Dec 23, 2011

The first few years of your baby’s life are critical. Thus, it makes sense that the crib you choose for your baby is one of the most important choices you have to make. With so many styles and options available on baby cribs today, purchasing the perfect baby crib can be a daunting task. Don’t be overwhelmed! There are several factors to consider that will make the task much easier.

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Tags: Baby Furniture, Products, Safety, Nursery Design