infant 

Playing with the big boys...and girls

Well, Mr. Pickles seems to be settling in nicely to the Infant 2 room at daycare. He's been there for several weeks now and things seem to be moving in the right direction. I had been concerned they were moving him too soon to simply make way for...

Moving on up?

Well, my not even ten-month-old son is about to move to the other room at his daycare. The other room, Infant 2, is generally reserved for babies who are at least a year old. My kid, however, is set to go either this week or next. Part of the...

Meningitis vaccine

Meningitis. It's not a word we parents like to think about or discuss, but one that is nevertheless on our minds. Meningitis is a scary disease (which one isn't scary?) that is particularly bad for children under one year of age. Now there's a new...

CPSC says air mattresses are not safe for babies

Traveling to see family for Christmas often involves spending a night or so as a guest in their home. Or maybe you have company coming for the holidays and need to make room for them in yours. If you are short a guest bed, using an air mattress is an...

Hand Tuned Baby Rattles

Just in case you want a baby gift that's, well, a little above and beyond the usual fare, our friends at Luxist found some pretty spiffy baby rattles. There are three styles -- elongated (my favorite), loop, and double -- and are available in three...

Decision to deny med student time to pump reversed!

In what the defendent herself is calling a boon "to nursing mothers who are trying to juggle family obligations and further their careers," an appeals judge has reversed a decision that would deny Sophie C. Currier extra time during her medical exam...

Remember Space Invaders? Now so can your baby

As I've mentioned before, one of the reasons I'm interested in having more kids is all the cool stuff you get to buy for babies (call me shallow, whatever). When Edan was born life was so stressful, but now I think I'd have the head space to enjoy...

Five mistakes parents make

CNN has posted a list of five mistakes parents make with their newborns. Personally, I'm surprised they only came up with five. I know I made a lot more than that; heck, I've probably made at least that many different mistakes already today. Frankly,...

Mom fights off baby snatchers

A woman in the UK single-handedly foiled an attempt to kidnap her baby. As she walked along a road, pushing her baby in a pram, a man and a woman approached and tried to grab her 4-month-old daughter. While the mother tried to fend off the woman, who...

Moms turning to bottle too soon

It has been well-established that breastfeeding is good for the health of your baby. Mother's milk offers natural protection against diseases that formula just cannot. Dr. David Paige, a Johns Hopkins University reproductive health expert says that...

Dieting between pregnancies bad for baby

Being pregnant means gaining weight - that is just the way it works. I know that when I was pregnant, I took the opportunity to indulge in whatever I craved. I gave birth twenty-five years ago and still remember the food I ate during my pregnancy. My...

Travelling with small children? Where will they sleep?

Many of our ParentDish writers set off for cross-country destinations with kids recently. It's had me thinking about my own experiences with children and travel. There is nothing more stressful about traveling with kids than figuring out how you will...

Star Wars stroller update

Remember last month when I wrote about the Star Wars stroller that was all the buzz around the Internets? At the time, nobody knew who'd made that truly impressive piece of baby gear, but -- thanks to the endless searching by The Official Star...

Family's 7th child born on 7/7/2007 in delivery room 7 -- luckiest child ever?

At 7:57am, on July 7th, 2007, Elizabeth Elie -- the 7th child in her family -- was born in delivery room 7 at Birmingham's Good Hope Hospital. This makes her, quite possibly, the most fortunate infant in history (if you're superstitious, that...

Have baby: Will travel...things I've learned

In no particular order: Because I don't own a car, driving is an adventure, especially when you're surrounded by careening semis. Also, basically no one seems to know how to drive (including us). My husband can put together the pack and play...

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