Is It Safe

Does Your Baby Need Tummy Time?

Tummy time is a tricky subject to navigate as a parent. It sounds like an important part of your little one’s progress and development…

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Showering After Labor, an Old Wives Tale?

Ever hear the one warning against showering after labor? Of course that’s probably the first thing you’ll want to do after hours of sweating…

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Medicine List For Sick Babies

Having a sick baby is the worst. Check out this great list of all the baby meds out there and what symptoms they treat so you can be prepared!

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What’s the Deal Homeopathic Medicine for Babies?

At some point in your early parenting career you’re going to have an unhappy baby due to illness or teething. It’s the worst. But adding insult to injury is the sheer number of medications you’re faced with at the drug store. That wall of meds is intimidating because how the hell are you supposed to know what works?

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Surprising (and Not so Surprising) Choking Hazards for Babies

Babies love putting stuff in their mouths. Here are some of the most common things in your home that are choking dangers.

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What now? Who now? The CDC’s New Guideline for Alcohol in Pregnancy

On February 1, the CDC updated their guidelines on alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Previously, the CDC stated that women should abstain from drinking while…

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Zika Virus & Pregnancy: When Aren’t Mosquitoes Assholes?

A few of you have emailed me about what’s going on with pregnant women in relation to the Zika virus. Here’s what the sitch is.

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Common Car Seat Mistakes

I actually pride myself on being very safety conscious (code: paranoid and anal retentive) but I made quite a few of these mistakes when…

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What do FDA Pregnancy Ratings Mean?

So you guys know about the Food and Drug Administration, right? It’s the American agency that’s responsible for protecting and promoting public health and…

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How Safe Is Vitamin A During Pregnancy?

I was surprised at how complicated this one got. Turns out that there are two kinds of vitamin A: carotenoids (including beta-carotene) which is…

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Can I go to a concert while I’m pregnant?

Okay, the biggest problem I am finding with this one is that most sites ask audiologist how damaging concerts can be. See, that’s sort…

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Are peanuts safe during pregnancy?

  Here is the short and curly on this: there is not a significant amount of evidence that supports peanut consumption during your pregnancy…

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Autism and Antidepressants During Pregnancy: Don’t Freak Out

Thank God for Stark. Raving. Mad. Mommy. She pulled this together at the last minute for me and I feel like she just wrote…

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Pregnancy and insect repellent.

Most effective bug sprays contain a chemical called diethyl-3-methyl benzamide (DEET). A certain amount is absorbed through the skin into your bloodstream, and it…

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Low carb diets during pregnancy

Low-carb diets have been pretty popular for a while now and I’ve known many people that have dropped a significant amount of weight on…

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Underwire bras and pregnancy

Okay, this is a no brainer for people who hate underwires to begin with, but if you’re not a member of the Itty Bitty…

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Is it safe to get a tattoo while pregnant?

Okay, let’s forget about the whole dirty needle argument here because you shouldn’t be getting tattoos in a dirty tattoo parlour to start with…

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Can I take allergy medication while pregnant?

Ah, allergies. Unless you have them, very few people can appreciate how awful they can be. So if you need to take allergy medication…

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Going Green – Personal Products

Do you remember when I asked you guys what natural products you liked to use on Facebook? Well, lots of you gave me some…

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Can I take antibiotics while pregnant?

Has that thing-that-you-always-get-with-the-problem-that-goes-with-it come back? Can you take antibiotics for it? Maybe. Common antibiotics that are considered safe are penicillins (such as amoxicillin and…

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