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Reader Question: Make the Screaming Stop!

Please help! My toddler is 16 months and she’s very vocal meaning her favorite thing to do these days is scream at the top of her lungs for no apparent reason at all. Telling her “no” firmly just seems to encourage her to continue to scream. Ignoring her doesn’t seem to work either. Is this […]


RECALL: Playtex Recalls Pacifier Holder Clips Due to Choking Hazard

Playtex is recalling 1.4 million pacifier holders because of concern that a small child could choke if a part of the clip were to break off.  Message to consumers: Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. Recall date: JANUARY 22, 2014 Recall number: 14-084 Recall Summary Name of product: Playtex pacifier holder clips Hazard: The pacifier holder clips […]


CDC Says Flu is ‘Widespread’. Now What?

If you turned on the news this week, you likely saw the big headlines about flu. It’s here and, according to the Centers for Disease Control, it’s widespread in 25 states. If this is any indication of what to expect this year, it’s going to be a long flu season. So, what should you do? […]


Reader Question: Getting to the Bowel of It

Dear Baby 411, My 20 month old screams in pain every time she has a bowel movement. This has been happening for a while. Her doctor hasn’t told me anything that I haven’t tried. I heard that goat milk may help her problem. I’m not familiar with goat milk as I grew up with cows milk. […]


RECALL: Combi Coccoro car seats for defective harnesses

Report Receipt Date: JUN 11, 2013 NHTSA Campaign Number: 13C002000 Component(s): CHILD SEAT Potential Number of Units Affected: 33,139 Child Restraints Brand NameModelProduction Dates COMBI8220 (COCCORO)09/03/2010 – 12/05/2012 COMBI8815 (ZEUS TURN)02/25/2009 – 05/24/2013 COMBI8836 (ZEUS 360)08/10/2010 – 05/24/2012 Manufacturer: Combi USA, Inc. SUMMARY: Combi USA, Inc. (Combi) is recalling certain model 8220 (Coccoro) child restraints manufactured January 6, 2009, through […]


The 411 on the Rise in High Chair Injuries

High chair injuries are on the rise, said a recent study in the journal of Clinical Pediatrics. A 22% increase in the number of high chair-related injuries was reported from 2003 to 2010. Media headlines soon followed causing, naturally, anxiety among parents with young kids. (At first glance, the figure was startling to me, too.) Don’t […]