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Pregnancy
Oct26

Lead: the metal enemy.

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When I first learned that this is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, I was determined to ignore it. Because lead terrifies me. And the primitive monkey part of my brain runs from scary things and then hides under a bush. We live in an ancient house with crumbling windowsills, and every time my son looks […]

Oct12

The Everything Maternity Wear List

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Hi Amalah, I have been a loyal reader for I don’t know how long now, and seriously, you have helped me out of many a fashion and styling dilemma (who knew, for example, that I could save myself from looking like I’d just left the gym simply by backcombing the top bit of my ponytail? […]

Oct11
Recall of Infant Cough and Cold Medicines

Recall of Infant Cough and Cold Medicines

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Boy, oh boy, there has been a lot of confusion in the press about the safety of over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines for children. And, more news is expected as the FDA meets next week (Oct 18 & 19) to discuss this issue. Below is a timeline of news and events, which culminated today […]

Sep25

How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

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Featured parenting professional: Diane Henderiks, RD of Dietician in the Kitchen

Sep25

What dairy foods and how much should I consume when pregnant?

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Featured Parenting Professional: Diane Henderiks, RD of Dietitian in the Kitchen.

Aug09
Baby Videos: what’s the big deal?

Baby Videos: what’s the big deal?

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By now you have seen all the press reports about the new study concluding that watching Baby DVDs/Videos may hinder, not help infants’ language developments (for children 8 to 16 months old). Of course this news makes for an attention grabbing headline. I got my hands on the study published in the Journal of Pediatrics […]

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