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Archive: August 12, 2007 - August 18, 2007

Name That Child

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 17, 2007; 6:58 AM ET | Comments (180)

Put a Lock on That Door

Ah, the joys of toddlers in cribs. They can't come into your bedroom at -- ahem -- untimely moments. There are no fine-tuned preschool/elementary school ears listening to the rumblings in the other room with questions you'd rather not answer just yet. Once they grow, you can imagine the conversation...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 16, 2007; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (43)

News of the Weird

A few short news items have caught my eye recently, not because they are likely to happen again. They're just plain... different. Playground Spontaneously Catches Fire So much for wood chips being a good thing in a playground, particularly during a heat wave. While fire officials insist that mulch setting...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 15, 2007; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (20)

Toy Safety Matters, But Who's Making It a Priority?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission's acting chairman Nancy Nord "would like to see all Chinese toys tested before heading into the U.S." She expressed that sentiment at a CPSC press conference this morning recalling more than 9.5 million toys made by Mattel. (An additional 2.4 million of Mattel's Polly Pocket...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 14, 2007; 11:54 AM ET | Comments (20)

Lessons From a Three-Year-Old

It's beginning to feel a lot like hospital roulette these days. Looking back on our vacations over the past two years, it's hard to remember one in which younger son didn't have to either go to a doctor or hospital. First, it was Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 14, 2007; 7:49 AM ET | Comments (15)

Oh Wonderful Board Games

Finally! The days of Candyland and Chutes and Ladders are beyond us. Don't get me wrong; those games were fun for awhile. But there's only so much of Gramma Nutt and Queen Frostine -- Princess in newer versions -- that one parent can take. But before we delve into the...

By Stacey Garfinkle | August 13, 2007; 8:30 AM ET | Comments (89)


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