Pacifier Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning to parents and others to stop using “My Baby Soother,” a pacifier considered a choking hazard.

The commission said the distributor of the pacifiers, T & L Trading Corp. of Brooklyn, N.Y., had refused to recall the products.

The nipples on the pacifiers can detach, creating a choking hazard, the commission said. The pacifiers are red, blue, pink, white and yellow. They are heart-shaped with the words “My Baby Soother” printed on the top.

About 16,500 pacifiers have been sold for about $1 each from August 2007 to July 2009, mostly in the New York City area, the commission said in a statement Monday.

Retailers were advised to stop selling the pacifiers. Consumers were advised to take the pacifiers from babies.

Warning Issued On Infant Pacifiers

Review of Beaba Babycook as Baby Mania Continues

I made all my own baby food with my first born. I would have a pot of water boiling, steam or boil some fruits, veggies, or soup. Then I would have to take out the blender, and blend away before letting the food cool off in ice cube trays and store away. It seemed easy enough, but cleaning pots and blenders is not fun. Occasionally, due to how sleep deprived I was, I would forget to shut my boiling water until there was hardly any water in the pot, along with some unrecognizable food item.

This time around I am being a bit more realistic. I wouldn’t characterize myself as lazy by any means, but I am definitely overwhelmed, and the baby hasn’t even arrived yet. When I heard about the Beaba Babycook, I was super interested in trying it because it just seems like such a cool gadget and I’m a Gadgetnista! I had some apples I got from our farm visit last week, and made the most delicious applesauce with it.

This cool gadget multitasks as a steamer, blender, warmer and defroster to prepare fresh, healthy meals for baby. It starts by steam cooking vegetables, fruits, meat and fish in less than 15 minutes, preserving their vitamins and flavors, then purees or blends them to your desired consistency. You can also use it to quickly reheat or defrost precooked foods.

I was thinking that the Beaba Babycook, was too good to be true. It must have BPA. I contacted the manufacturer and was assured that all components coming in contact with food are made of polypropylene (PP) and polysulfone (PSU) – all BPA and PVC-free materials.

The Babycook is not cheap. It retails for about $150, but if you consider how much buying baby food is, especially organic baby food, it is a pretty good deal.

Book Reading, Panel Discussion and Q&A: Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Place: 336 3rd St (bet. 4th & 5th Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11215
Price: Tickets are $10 online & $15 at the door

Momasphere and Bump present a probing panel discussion & book reading that examines body image and motherhood. Whether you want to become pregnant for the first time, you’re currently pregnant, 4 months out of pregnancy or 10 years out of pregnancy, this book deals with body image and fitness issues that last a lifetime. Beauty activists Claire Mysko and Magali Amadei surveyed more than 400 women, including those who are considering starting a family, moms-to-be, and mothers. They offer a much-needed forewarning on what to expect from your changing body, exposing the myths, challenges, and insecurities you’ll face throughout pregnancy and beyond—and what to do about them. With startling confessions of women’s unspoken fears and advice on how to remedy them, this essential compendium of girl-friendly advice will help champion any woman to feel her best about her body, herself, and her role as a mom.

I will be there, and am really excited because this is such an important issue. Every woman in my life has struggles with body image, and self-esteem issues at one time or another. Please come, you won’t be disappointed, and there will be great raffles (we contributed) and goody bags.

Interesting Article on Co-Sleeping

A new article in BBC News states “Half of cot deaths are linked to bed-sharing but many parents are sceptical about the risk, studies have concluded.”

I have been known to bring an infant to my bed for nursing, but no matter how tired or comfy I am, I always get up and put the baby back into his crib when finished. Most of the studies I have read, have me too nervous to take the chance of rolling over my baby, or the baby being smothered by a pillow or blanket.but interestingly enough the article also states that Much of this risk was linked to parents’ smoking and alcohol or use of sedating drugs before bedtime.

For the full article, click here

Ughh 3 Months Pregnant and Can't Get Things Moving

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of complaining. I’ve been nauseous, tired, bloated, irritable and not all that much fun to be around. To make matters worse, I have the pooping habits of a sloth, except when a sloth comes down from the tree once every two weeks to do his business, he doesn’t need the help of a glycerin suppository.

About two weeks ago I broke down in tears and called Dr. Brennan (if you live in Brooklyn, I love Dr. Brennan) and told him of my woes. He recommended Dulcolax, Mineral Oil or Milk of Magnesia. The Dulcolax worked, and then a week later the Milk of magnesia, sorta kinda worked. He assured me that worse case scenario he can remove any blockage in his office, OUCH and YUCK!!! I can’t let it get to that!

I am finally able to eat green things again, I’m drinking lots of water, and trying to get some walking in, and still NOTHING NADA Zip. I am only 3 months pregnant, and showing, like showing to the point where I am getting subway seats, and I know it’s not the baby, but poop.

Sorry for the complaints, but I feel bad for Fred (husband) already and thought I would vent here. If any of you have some home remedy miracle cure you can pass along, please do.