Archive | December, 2011

Headlines: Contaminated Baby Wipes

Here’s one I never considered: disposable baby wipes can carry dangerous – even fatal – bacteria. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that a manufacturer knowingly shipped potentially dangerous wipes, and that after confirming bacterial contamination, the FDA failed to take Enforcement action. Read about it here.

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Noli Noli

Santa is going to bring Fergus a Noli Noli handmade rattle for Christmas.   Noli Noli’s toys are made in New York City from unfinished, unstained wood. They come with a beeswax-shea butter mix for conditioning the wood when it gets dry. The rattles have dried beans inside. I think Sweet William would like Noli […]

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Charlie Banana

Fergus shows a clear preference for reusable cotton wipes over disposable wipes.  A little warm water on a soft Charlie Banana organic cotton wipe and his bottom is clean with less irritation. Amazon has them at a great price.  “Subscribe & Save” to get a two-pack (twenty wipes) for $16.80 with free shipping. No fabric […]

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Headlines: Fox News on Eating Better

Fox News picked up an article from Prevention Magazine that’s worth a link: “7 Foods You Should Never Eat.” I’ll subtitle it: “Never Feed These to Your Children.” One particular item caught my attention: non-organic potatoes. Read the article to find out why some growers won’t eat the conventionally-grown potatoes they sell.

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Teething Relief

Sweet William was cranky, drooly, and drippy for weeks. I thought he was fighting through a cold until I saw a molar pop up. The poor kid went on to cut five more teeth in the course of a month. Our pharmacist at Kids Rx (a wonderful resource for New Yorkers) recommended Boiron Camilia for […]

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Welcome Fergus

Sweet William has a little brother! Fergus Andrew Monaghan was born November 25 at 2:34 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and measuring 20 3/4 inches long. I was very happy to deliver with Dr. Jay Matut, who is unfailingly positive and encouraging. The nurses at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City were especially kind […]

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