Posts by Bonnie:

    • July 14, 2010
      U.S. to Ban Drop-Side Cribs

      Heads up, mommies and mommies-to-be! After 153 baby deaths in the past four years, and 9 million drop-side crib recalls over the last five, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to ban them. This move was inspired by today’s recall of 82,000 Pottery Barn Kids cribs after seven babies were hurt when the [...]

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    • April 05, 2010
      CNN Pediatrics Journal: Breastfeeding Saves Lives and Money

      This can be a touchy subject in Mommy World, so I want to be careful…There is a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, according to CNN: If most new moms would breastfeed their babies for the first six months of life, it would save nearly 1,000 lives and billions of dollars each year.

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    • March 24, 2010
      Vitamin D Deficiency

      I have been doing a lot of reading about Vitamin D lately, and was shocked to find deficiency is thought to be pandemic. I was also surprised to find Vitamin D is more than just your garden variety vitamin. It works more like a hormone, which has many implications for your pregnancy. Gestational Diabetes, Pre-Eclampsia, C-sections…most of those pregnancy complications we are working so hard to avoid *may* be linked – in some cases – to Vitamin D deficiency.

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    • February 01, 2010
      Over 40 Car Seats Recalled: See If Yours Made The Cut

      On Friday, December 18, 447,000 popular infant car seats were recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc. The recall came after 77 separate reports were made about faulty bolts on the child restraint handles of over 40 different models.

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    • October 20, 2009
      Get The Shot

      OK, you’ve heard all of the interviews and all of the speculation. The vaccine is too new. This is just your average flu. I’ve posted them here to help you make an informed decision about whether to get the H1N1 vaccine. I hope they helped.
      Now I’m offering up my opinion, for [...]

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    • October 14, 2009
      H1N1 Update

      Grrrrrrrrr…Ok, preggos, you know you’re not a candidate for the FluMist form of the vaccine, because it contains a live, attenuated virus. However, it appears the injectable form of the vaccine, the one that you can get, has been delayed. Again.
      Here in Texas, the counties have been warned that they won’t see any H1N1 shots [...]

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    • October 08, 2009
      Child Discipline: An Important Discussion

      Oh, yeah. I’m going there.
      Many of you who are pregnant may not have given a lot of thought yet to how you plan to discipline your child, because you won’t have to discipline them for awhile. After all, you can’t spoil an infant! They are developmentally unable to “manipulate” [...]

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    • October 01, 2009
      Swine Flu Update: Pregnant Women May Not Be First In Line

      I spoke with Doug McBride at the Texas Department of Health last night. He says the feds will start shipping out small allotments of H1N1 vaccine to states next week. Out of the 15 million doses Texas expects to eventually get, it may only get 270,000. More likely, it will get 170,000…and [...]

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