The great 'Rock and Play' debacle of 2019

The great 'Rock and Play' debacle of 2019

The Fisher Price Rock and Play recall has been a topic of much discussion in the parenting groups this week and last. Not surprisingly, parents are feeling lost, let down, angry, and confused.  There has also been quite a bit of misinformation floating around, so let’s clarify things.

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Stay at home parenting: love the kids, hate the work.

Stay at home parenting: love the kids, hate the work.

I recently spent some time with a group of parents of young children.  As the little ones explored the new toys and each other, the parents sipped on coffee and remained poised to wipe drool and catch stumbles.

One mother was commenting on how difficult it has been to adjust to “not having a job” after transitioning to being a stay at home parent of three children.  As I watched her littlest crawl and wiggle her way to the edges of the play area and keep going, I knew that this was not an entirely accurate statement.

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A night with a postpartum doula.

A night with a postpartum doula.

Twas the first night at home for the new family of three,

They had just left the hospital and were reluctantly free.

 

Babies need such care! How could they be allowed?

They felt so overwhelmed, but they were also so proud.

 

Their precious new bundle, still snug in her seat,

Was beginning to stir, she needed something to eat.

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Through My Lenses: The Clean Label Project.

Through My Lenses: The Clean Label Project.

I am proud to announce the beginning of a new series, "Through My Lenses," intended to assist parents in filtering through all the mixed messages and news stories to find the best choices for their families. 

Last week I noticed a lot of questions in the “mommy groups” about the safety of baby food and formulas.  There were more posts than average wondering about baby-led weaning and alternative or even homemade formulas.  Some links were shared as evidence of a new safety concern.  My curiosity got the best of me and I started to investigate.

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