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Archive: February 3, 2008 - February 9, 2008

Chemical Leaches From Baby Bottles

The jury's officially out on whether and exactly how a commonly used chemical called bisphenol A is hazardous for our health. The chemical, known as BPA, is used in polycarbonate plastics. These plastics are used in many products in our lives including baby bottles and sippy cups. While the chemical...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 8, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (60)

The Languages We Speak

Forget music and gymnastics. The big "is-my-kid-keeping-up" trend these days is all about language; that is, how many languages your child is learning. The New York Times jumped on the trend in an article earlier this week: "If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Spanish." While no one knows how much...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 7, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (40)

Bringing Up Voters

The election process. Presidential candidates are all over the news. Canvassers are arriving at our doorstep. One even blocked me from getting 4-year-old's bike out of the house over the weekend. Annoying "researchers" are calling daily during dinner. And still, I felt a small moment of pride the other night...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 6, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ain't No Cure for the Summer Camp Blues

By Liz Snyder Well here's a twist, a guest blogger inviting a guest blogger; in this case my wife, Liz. She was poring over the Fairfax County "Parktakes" brochure this weekend in frustration, trying the solve the summer day camp puzzle for our kids. Yes, in February, the summer camp...

By Mike Snyder | February 5, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (50)

Car Seats Are Not the Same

Last week, Evenflo recalled 1 million Discovery car seats made between 2005 and 2008 because tests showed the seat could separate from the base in a high-impact crash. Choosing a car seat and later, a booster seat, can be a daunting task. Are $20-$40 seats just as good as those...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 4, 2008; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (29)


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