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Finding Support

I think it started as soon as I started telling people I was pregnant. I hadn’t felt so much peer pressure since middle school. Suddenly, my life became open to all kinds of advice and criticism. Simply because I was growing a tiny embryo, everyone decided that they knew what…


Another Resource on Infant Positioning in Carriers, Car Seats, and other Infant Devices

Jan at Sleeping Baby Productions has put together this helpful page on newborn and infant positioning; the information is based on a talk given at the recent International Babywearing Conference by M’Liss Stelzer, a registered nurse who has studied the effects of poor positioning (in particular in bag sling type…

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Mead Johnson Discontinuing their Chocolate Toddler Formula

Who doesn’t love chocolate milk? Or, uh, chocolate baby formula? No wait… chocolate formula? Unfortunately, it appears that we won’t be able to get our chocolate formula anymore. Apparently, the Enfagrow Chocolate Toddler Formula was intended to provide “nutritional support” for toddlers in the form of a chocolate drink. It…

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Backyard Camping

Welcome to the June Carnival of Natural Parenting: Outdoor fun This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared their stories and tips for playing outside with kids. Please read to the…