Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Reader Q: Help! My Toddler Won’t Keep Her Clothes On!

Thank you for your useful books. (I read Baby 411 and am now on Toddler 411.) I couldn’t find anything in your books about the situation I’m going through with my 3 year old. About a month ago she started to undress completely and run around naked, refusing to put on clothes. She becomes hysterical […]


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 […]


Boys and Their Gun Fascination

A reader recently wrote in asking about an issue that isn’t uncommon for parents of little boys…managing their growing interest in shooting bad guys. We’ve had a new development in our 4-year-old’s interests—he’s into guns and killing bad guys. I know boys go through phases but in this day and age this ‘interest’ could potentially […]


Reader Question: The Private Stuff: Treating & Cleaning

My daughter is almost 5 years old and toilet trained, and still wearing easy-up diapers at night.  She has been complaining about pains in her genital area, and the skin inside the lips are red.  She does not have a fever. Our pediatrician said that she has a yeast inflection, so he asked me to […]


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 […]


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. […]


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CPSC: Five Retailers Agree to Stop Sale and Recall Tots in Mind Crib Tents Due to Strangulation and Entrapment Hazard

  NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Communications Washington, D.C.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2012 Release #12-179 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Five Retailers Agree to Stop Sale and Recall Tots in Mind Crib Tents Due to Strangulation and Entrapment Hazard One Death and […]


RECALL: Bumbleride Recalls Indie & Indie Twin Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

NEWS from CPSC and HC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission www.cpsc.gov Health Canada www.hc-sc.gc.ca FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2012 Release #12-104 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 530-3930 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983 Bumbleride Recalls Indie & Indie Twin Strollers Due to Fall Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. […]