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Bad News About Baby Powder

Bad News About Baby Powder

Ask your mom or grandma what items you need to have on hand for baby, and chances are, she’s going to mention baby powder. This soft, silky substance, after all, was what protected her babies’ delicate skin from diaper rash. But the American Academy ...
10 Reasons Why New Moms Love Coconut Oil

10 Reasons Why New Moms Love Coconut Oil

Going by blogs and Pinterest boards dedicated to everyone’s favorite tropical fruit, the uses for coconut oil abound—it’s a great furniture polish! A toothpaste! A pet skin lotion! As a mom of three, I’m as cuckoo for coconut oil as anyone else, but ...
6 Safe, Natural Remedies for Teething Pain

6 Safe, Natural Remedies for Teething Pain

My parents rubbed brandy into my gums when I was a teething infant—amazingly, I live to not only tell the tale, but to judge them for serving liquor to a minor. One day, my own children will have a similar, chagrined reaction when I tell them that I ...
What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

Four family-sized boxes of Reduced Fat Wheat Thins, and the novel  Bleak House by Charles Dickens: that’s what my husband brought to the hospital when I unexpectedly went into labor with our first baby three weeks early. At that point in the ga ...
Baby Food 101

Baby Food 101

Feeding a baby seems like it should be easy — but it rarely is. Once you’ve tackled the nuances of nursing or have finally found an infant formula your little one won’t spit up, life throws you another curveball: solids. It might se ...
What Babies Really Want: A Gift Guide

What Babies Really Want: A Gift Guide

So I was spending a lazy Sunday flipping through the shiny pages of the new Christmas toy catalog””while at my feet, my 2-year-old was having a blast with two old plastic bowls. Ah, the irony. Who needs new toys when there is beat-up table ware ...