Health and Safety

Since about 2012, my wife and I have been noticing a strong fragrance from certain foods purchased in the supermarket. The scent is a bit floral, a bit like dryer sheets, and a bit like soap. It doesn’t seem natural and is perhaps a chemical. I have no idea as to the origin of the [...]

My son developed motion sickness while in the car when he was about 18 months old. It was especially bad when his car seat was rear facing. We didn’t want to medicate him and wanted a natural remedy. The Sea-Band Child Wristband have been extremely helpful. They work by using acupressure. We found that it [...]

The sinks in our home can be a dangerous place for toddlers. As they are learning to become independent, they often want to experiment and play with water, faucets, and sinks. To prevent burns while your toddler washes his hands, consider turning off the hot water to the sink completely. There should be a shutoff [...]

Our toddler is a picky eater. He always has an excuse why something isn’t quite right and why he doesn’t want to eat it. He’s especially concerned when his food is too hot. After struggling with blowing on each bite of food to cool it down for him, I realized a small portable fan would [...]

An infrared thermometer has proven to be an indispensable tool since becoming a parent. It takes the guess work out of whether something to too hot or cold. As I pointed out in this post, it’a a great way to check the temperature of a bath for baby. Now that my son is a toddler, [...]

The first 3 months of a baby’s life are quite stressful since any fever means a trip to the emergency room. Keeping baby well is of the utmost importance. This becomes difficult when mom or dad come down with a cold or the flu. As always, practice good general hygiene, washing hands frequently, don’t touch [...]

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