Archive for April, 2014

RECALL: IKEA Expands Recall of Wall-Mounted Lamps Due to Strangulation Hazard

IKEA Reannounces and Expands Recall of Children’s Wall-Mounted Lamps Due to Strangulation Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product Recall Date: April 29, 2014 Recall Number: 14-161 Units: About 3.5 million in the United States, 1.4 […]


Feeding 411! Preventing ‘Picky Eater-itis’

Before jumping into your latest baby feeding questions, we posted an important Rule To Remember in our blog from last week (Feeding 411! Chewing, Swallowing: Baby’s Intro To Solid Food) that’s worth mentioning again… Rule #1 Introducing solids foods to your baby is a process. Have patience. Babies have been learning how to eat food […]


Feeding 411! Chewing, Swallowing: Baby’s Intro to Solid Food

Feeding babies and toddlers can be stressful for parents. Kids are fidgety, throw or spit up their food, refuse to eat, cry, make faces—creating a fun mealtime environment of high blood pressure! Let’s face it, we all worry…is my baby getting enough nutrients? Is she swallowing correctly? How do I keep her from becoming a […]


Kids & Language: Small Investment in Reading = Big Impact in Learning

Reading matters. Really. More of your FAQS on children and reading. How do parents think children learn language? Parents underestimate the value of talk-time and reading time with their children. And other parents go overboard and spend time and money on learning programs that really aren’t necessary. Experts recommend the 3 T’s… Tune In (listen […]


Kids & Language: The Cost of Screen Time

“If you want your child to be an engineer, don’t get her an iPad, get her a set of blocks.” More of your FAQS on children and reading. This one focuses on the impact of screen time such as apps, videos, TV, etc. (Click here to check out yesterday’s blog.) Have a question? Comment here […]


RECALL: Baby Trend TrendZ and Fastback car seats

Report Receipt Date: APR 01, 2014 NHTSA Campaign Number: 14C002000 Component(s): CHILD SEAT Potential Number of Units Affected: 16,655 Child Restraints–Brand Name–Model–Production Dates BABY TREND TRENDZ FASTBACK 10/01/2011 – 07/31/2013 Manufacturer: BABY TREND INC., SUMMARY: Baby Trend, Inc. (Baby Trend) is recalling certain model year 2011 and 2012 TrendZ Fastback 3-in-1 child restraints, models FB60070 (Granite) and FB60408 (Jellybean), manufactured […]


Kids & Language: Talking at Costco & Other Learning Moments

This week we’re focusing on children and reading by answering some FAQS such as how do kids learn to read? What is its impact on language development? How is ‘screen’ culture changing families? and more…. Many of these Qs came from a panel I participated in for BookSpring in Austin, Texas, a non-profit close to […]


Kids and Snoring

It may sound cute or funny when you first hear your child snore. But chronic snoring isn’t normal and could signal a problem. According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 20% of kids occasionally snore. Seven percent to 10% of children snore every night. Snoring doesn’t always reflect a problem, but about 2% of children […]


RECALL: Evenflo car seats recalled for defective buckles

Evenflo Company, Inc. (Evenflo) is recalling certain convertible and harnessed child restraints, models Momentum 65 (including LX and DLX), Chase (including LX, DLX, and Select), Maestro (including Performance), Symphony (including 65, LX, 65 E3, and DLX), Snugli All-In-One, Snugli Booster, Titan 65, SureRide DLX, and Secure Kid (including LX, DLX, 100, 300, and 400). The […]


Potty Training Prep

It’s one of the most monumental milestones of a toddler…potty training. Most parents are thrilled with the idea of not spending a small fortune each month on diapers. But the idea of preparing for potty training can also seem daunting. Before you dive into it, make sure your child is ready and most importantly, make […]