Some Teething Remedies Can Make Babies Sick

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When the tears flow and wailing begins, a mother will do just about anything to make her baby’s teething pain go away. But according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, she shouldn’t head to the drugstore. The FDA warned parents in a recent Consumer Update that mouth-numbing gels and liquids don’t belong on babies’ gums.

FDA warning

The FDA has previously warned parents not to use over-the-counter mouth-numbingbenzocaine products, but the new warning adds prescription drugs, such aslidocaine viscous, to the list of medications that should not be used on children younger than 2, unless directed by a medical professional. Babies who are given too much lidocaine viscous may suffer the following overdose symptoms, according to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices:

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CUTE FUNNY BABY COMPILATION KIDS VINES

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Ingenious breast pump

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Not only does the Lansinoh Affinity Double Electric breast pump do the most important thing — efficiently express breast milk right into baby’s bottles — but it was designed with comfort in mind. Check out the soft breast flanges and post-pump gel packs for cooling relief. Oh, and note the price — it’s more affordable than some other double electrics. $123

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Avocado for Baby – Avocado Baby Food Recipes & Tips for Feeding Avocado

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Avocado for Your Baby – Introducing Avocado Baby Food Recipes

Avocado makes a great first food for baby due to its texture and creaminess; an extra bonus is that avocado is full or “good” fats and has a high nutrient content!

The Goodness of Avocado for your baby:

Avocados are often called one of nature’s perfect foods because they are said to contain everything a person needs to survive. A wonderful “good fat” food for baby’s brain and physical development, try an avocado as baby’s first food instead of refined cereals.

“Sodium- and cholesterol- free, avocados contain valuable nutrients including 8% of the recommended Daily Value (DV) for folate; 4% DV for fiber and potassium, 4% DV for vitamin E; and 2% DV for iron...

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Souped-up baby-food maker

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Want to make baby’s food without dirtying a million pans in the process? The Beaba Babycook Pro 2X is a compact, countertop appliance that steams, blends and reheats baby’s food simply with a turn and a push of a button — and with two bowls, you can make twice the food in the same amount of time. Available in winter 2012,

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How to Make Your Child’s Shots Less Stressful

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Parents and kids can agree: Shots hurt. We parents know that these vaccinesprovide babies with safe, proven protection against serious diseases. But that can be hard to explain to our little ones in a way they understand. What we can do is take steps to remove some of the stress that comes with vaccine visits to the doctor.

“Getting children each dose of every vaccine according to the recommended schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to help keep their children safe and healthy,” says Dr. Andrew Kroger, a father of two and medical officer at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Vaccines can save your child’s life...

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Toddler Growth

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Worried about what to expect from your baby as she nears that monumental first birthday? You’re not alone. Baby development and growth after a first birthday can often feel like…

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Peas Baby Food Recipes and Peas for Baby Food, Learn about Introducing Peas to Baby

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The nutritional value of peas is amazing when you think of the small size of a cup of peas. Did you know that one cup of peas contains more protein that a tablespoon of peanut butter and also provides Calcium, Vitamin A and C and Iron too.

These wonderful little vegetables are a great first “green” food for baby as they are nutritious, and mostly pleasant to eat. When making homemade peas for baby, you may find it tough getting the “skins” to puree smoothly. If this is the case and your baby is not used to textures yet, you might wish to run them through a strainer or sieve.

 

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