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Product Review: Milkies Freeze

The company that brought you the Milkies Milk-Saver is back with a new product: the Freeze, a storage system that allows you to store pumped breast milk flat in the bag (bags not included), then filed in a “first in, first... more

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Product Spotlight: Fisher-Price Apptivity Seat For iPad

Research and commonsense tell us that the best way to boost a baby’s brain development is to simply give her love and attention (read “Can I Make My Baby Smarter?”). (Giving her healthy foods also helps.) So when Fisher-Price released their... more

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Monster Cereals: Parents Beware

General Mills, in a move that smacks of business as usual, is rolling out a record five “Monster Cereals” just in time for Halloween. While there are no direct advertising plans for Count Chocula, Boo Berry, Franken Berry, Fruity Yummy... more

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Book Review: French Kids Eat Everything

When I first heard about the new book French Kids Eat Everything, I rolled my eyes. Yet another book about how French children eat better, sleep better, perform better, are better behaved… But I decided to read it anyway, desperate... more

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Product Spotlight: Amber Teething Necklaces

You’ve likely seen those cute, honey-colored beads adorning the necks of babies, from those carried on the hips of celebrities to those toddling around your neighborhood playground. More than a trendy, hip baby accessory—amber beads have long been used as... more

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Product Spotlight: LACTOR

LACTOR may sound like a particularly milky new addition to Hasbro’s Transformers, but in fact it is a web-based interactive program touted as a means of breastfeeding support for new mothers. Based on the idea that a mother-kept diary of... more

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New Tool Solves One Of The Most Challenging Parental Mysteries: Your Baby’s Cry

If you want to cry with frustration when your baby cries… if you feel like you have trouble understanding his vocal expressions… if you are worried that your baby’s cry may indicate something serious… if you have tried to describe... more

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Book Review: The Very Important Preschooler (V.I.P.)

One of my favorite childhood books was an illustrated tale about children rescuing “birthday ponies” from a cranky troll, only to learn the power of sharing, even with trolls. What made it special was a blank line that showed up... more

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Product Spotlight: Milky!

Remember Hollywood actresses and twin sisters Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley from Sister, Sister, a popular TV comedy in the 1990s? These new moms (with the world’s cutest kids) recently launched the company Need, selling two products—one of which is... more

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Book Review: Kiss Me! How To Raise Your Children With Love

Do you have a “good baby” or a “bad baby?” We know your baby is good, of course. But how often have you heard, “Oh, is she a good baby?” “Oh, he’s so good—he sleeps through the night.” Or, “This... more