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Using a Bottle at Age 2 Can Mean Obese by Kindergarten, Study Finds

Kids still drinking from a bottle at the age of two could end up obese. Credit: Getty Images Back away from the bottle. Researchers have found many clues as to what helps make kids fat, and the latest is serving your toddler a bottle...If your 2-year-old still drinks a bottle, she could end up obese by 5 1/2.

Transitioning From Bottle-Feeding to Sippy Cup

Is it time to get rid of the bottle? Credit: Getty
Whether you're breast-feeding or bottle-feeding your child, deciding when to transition to a sippy cup can be difficult. While the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages breast-feeding unt...

Does a Teacher Really Need to Remind Kids, "Hydrate!"

A teacher wrote to me worried that either she's going crazy -- or her students' parents are. They've started giving their kids bottled water to keep at their desks, and begging her to remind them, throughout the day, to drink. "Have I lost it co...

Bye Bye BPA Bottles

Parents concerned about bisphenol A (BPA) can breathe a sigh of relief. The top six baby bottle makers have said that they will stop using the potentially harmful chemical in their baby products. For the record, those companies are Avent, Disney Firs...

Suri Cruise STILL sporting a baby bottle

Suri Cruise is nearly two and a half years old. Heaven knows you couldn't forget that if you tried. And while she has more fashion sense than pretty much any other tot on the planet, there is one thing that seems to still give us all pause. No, it's...

Baby bottles toxic?

Before I even thought about what feeding apparatus other than the breast I might offer my son I started hearing about possible toxins in baby bottles. Glass bottles I heard, once a thing of the past found mostly in antique stores, were making a come...

Babies and weddings

This past weekend I had the good fortune of getting out of the house to attend a friend's wedding. Bright and early Saturday morning my husband and I rented a zip car, packed up our nearly six-month-old baby and his various accoutrement and headed ...

Museums and children

Yesterday I took Mercer to the American Museum of Natural History. My friend, a former New Yorker born and raised in the Big Apple said, "You took the baby to the AMNH on A Sunday afternoon???? Meaning, there were about a million other people there...

Two to tango: breastmilk and formula?

Well, if daycare has taught me anything, it's that my son is a growing boy. This kid is now getting a lot more group attention and stimulation that he did at home. And it's making him HONGRY! Several times this week the ever-attentive teachers at ...

Can tea really help you with lactation?

I am about to start a new job, which requires me putting my little one in daycare. So, instead of breastfeeding him umpteen times a day like I have the luxury of doing now, I'll be needing to pump and store his milk to be bottle fed to him while I ...

Is it too soon to take baby to a party?

Well, I guess I've sort of answered that question already, as I've now taken my darling little baby boy to two parties, but I thought I'd share my experiences with you and see what you think! A few week ago, when Mercer was between ten and twelve we...

Gerber spill-proof water spout

Remember a while back I wrote about the Lil' Topper sipper caps for water bottles? Remember how I thought they were a good idea? Well, apparently the folks at Gerber liked the idea too. I don't know if they came up with it on their own or if they had...

Lil' Topper bottled water sipper caps

Today seems to be a bit waterlogged. While working on a couple other water-related stories (here and here), I came across these nifty caps. They basically turn a water bottle into a sippy-cup. Only for water. With a standard water bottle. While the k...

Bottled water for kids

Not once, but twice has Jared bit the little up-and-down cap part off of a sport-top water bottle. He likes water a lot, but his habit of chewing on everything makes standard sport-top bottles a serious danger. Apparently, he's not the only one to ha...

Teen's Message in a bottle finds its way to Spain

Eleventh-grader Dennis Davis has never been to Malpica, Spain, but if he ever does go, he'll be welcomed with open arms. As part of a school project, Davis wrote a description of himself and put it in a bottle. The bottle was then launched into the o...

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