Posts by Bonnie:

  • July 14, 2010
    U.S. to Ban Drop-Side Cribs

    Heads up, mommies and mommies-to-be! After 153 baby deaths in the past four years, and 9 million drop-side crib recalls over the last five, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to ban them. This move was inspired by today’s recall of 82,000 Pottery Barn Kids cribs after seven babies were hurt when the [...]

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  • April 05, 2010
    CNN Pediatrics Journal: Breastfeeding Saves Lives and Money

    This can be a touchy subject in Mommy World, so I want to be careful…There is a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, according to CNN: If most new moms would breastfeed their babies for the first six months of life, it would save nearly 1,000 lives and billions of dollars each year.

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  • March 24, 2010
    Vitamin D Deficiency

    I have been doing a lot of reading about Vitamin D lately, and was shocked to find deficiency is thought to be pandemic. I was also surprised to find Vitamin D is more than just your garden variety vitamin. It works more like a hormone, which has many implications for your pregnancy. Gestational Diabetes, Pre-Eclampsia, C-sections…most of those pregnancy complications we are working so hard to avoid *may* be linked – in some cases – to Vitamin D deficiency.

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  • February 01, 2010
    Over 40 Car Seats Recalled: See If Yours Made The Cut

    On Friday, December 18, 447,000 popular infant car seats were recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. The recall came after 77 separate reports were made about faulty bolts on the child restraint handles of over 40 different models.

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  • January 15, 2010
    Nearly A Million Strollers Recalled: Fingertip Amputation Risk

    Maclaren says infants and toddlers can cut or even amputate their fingertips in these strollers. They confirm 12 fingertip amputations across the country.

    The stroller company has much more on this recall here, and they are offering a repair kit.

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  • October 20, 2009
    Get The Shot

    OK, you’ve heard all of the interviews and all of the speculation. The vaccine is too new. This is just your average flu. I’ve posted them here to help you make an informed decision about whether to get the H1N1 vaccine. I hope they helped.
    Now I’m offering up my opinion, for [...]

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  • October 14, 2009
    H1N1 Update

    Grrrrrrrrr…Ok, preggos, you know you’re not a candidate for the FluMist form of the vaccine, because it contains a live, attenuated virus. However, it appears the injectable form of the vaccine, the one that you can get, has been delayed. Again.
    Here in Texas, the counties have been warned that they won’t see any H1N1 shots [...]

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  • October 12, 2009
    Win A Copy Of “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” From Pea in the Podcast!

    You know you want one!
    I know you’re listening to your pregnancy week-by-week Pea in the Podcasts religiously , but it’s wonderful to have a book to which to refer during this joyous yet uncertain time of your life, and What to Expect When You’re Expecting is the gold standard.
    That’s why we’re giving away copies [...]

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  • October 08, 2009
    Child Discipline: An Important Discussion

    Oh, yeah. I’m going there.
    Many of you who are pregnant may not have given a lot of thought yet to how you plan to discipline your child, because you won’t have to discipline them for awhile. After all, you can’t spoil an infant! They are developmentally unable to “manipulate” [...]

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  • October 01, 2009
    Swine Flu Update: Pregnant Women May Not Be First In Line

    I spoke with Doug McBride at the Texas Department of Health last night. He says the feds will start shipping out small allotments of H1N1 vaccine to states next week. Out of the 15 million doses Texas expects to eventually get, it may only get 270,000. More likely, it will get 170,000…and [...]

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