Drop-Side Crib Problems Kill at Least 32 Children

PRODUCTION PLAYER! DO NOT DELETE. WASHINGTON (AP) - At least 32 young children have strangled or suffocated in the past nine years due to defects and other problems of drop-side cribs, the government says in another warning abo...

Government Announces Two Big Crib Recalls

The government recalled thousands of Simplicity (shown above) and Graco cribs Thursday, warning that babies could suffocate or strangle in them.Credit: CPSC/AP
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government recalled thousands of Simplicity and Graco cribs Thur...

Puzzles: Why Old-Fashioned Toys Never Go Out of Style

Sleepy days spent indoors: All parents who stay home with their children know these days well. Cabin Fever is right here, right now. Deep in the clutches of winter. We're snowed in, our senses dulled by lack of sunlight, our motivation to burst into ...

Simplicity Drop Side Cribs - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 600,000 Simplicity Brand Drop Side Cribs due to an entrapment and suffocation hazard. The drop side can come off the tracks and create a gap in which a baby could become trapped. T...

Simplicity Convertible Bassinet Sleepers unsafe

This product recall is a little different than others in that it isn't actually a product recall. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible "close-sleeper/bedside sleeper" bassinets do not meet...

Sometimes, I just want to toss it all

When it comes to pregnancy and parenting, I often find myself encouraging other women not to beat themselves up over things. If you want a coffee while pregnant, drink it. If your kid is begging for that second (or third) pudding cup and it has been ...

Beauty in simplicity: bubbles

We are currently on our third, and last, child in our home. There is a seven year age difference between our youngest and middle child and an eleven year difference between the baby and our oldest son. In the time we were rearing our older two kids t...


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