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Archive: February 22, 2009 - February 28, 2009

Conventional Wisdom vs. Yourself

It's time to come out of the closet. I've got a dirty little secret from when the boys were babies: I put them to sleep on their tummies. I revealed this recently to a cousin, who's going through a terrible bout of colic and digestive issues with her newborn. However,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 27, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (27)

The Coaching Conundrum

By Rebeldad Brian Reid The ground is still frozen around here, making it hard to think of kids skipping over green fields chasing soccer balls or baseballs or Frisbees. But the local parks and rec department has begun hanging banners near local playgrounds soliciting for youth coaches. Even though we're...

By Brian Reid | February 26, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (20)

Fireplace Dangers Lurk in the Glass

Jennifer Gore's son Tommy is one of the lucky ones. That's her view of the hand burn the then 11 1/2 month old suffered while playing at a friend's house. Tommy's is one of many incidents of serious fireplace burns to hands and arms that doctors at Children's National Medical...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 25, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (14)

Stomach Surgery More Acceptable?

In this morning's Washington Post health section, reporter Sandra Boodman tells the story of Andrew Burrill. By the age of 15, Andrew was 5'4" tall and weighted 260 pounds. "There were times when I felt I just couldn't go on," he told Boodman. Andrew tried everything to lose weight: diets,...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 24, 2009; 11:43 AM ET | Comments (2)

Four Months Pregnant and Looking for Child Care

The moment I became pregnant with my first child, my husband and I placed our names on the day care list at his then-government office. The day care was well-thought of by other parents and a simple solution. And it seemed fine during our initial visit. Throughout my pregnancy, that...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 24, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (57)

Sleep Problems Aren't Just for Babies

Sleep. It's one of the Big 3 baby topics from Day 1. Is he sleeping through the night? Napping? Going to bed easily? Are you setting up the proper routine to encourage sleep? But then, surprise, you wake up one day and sleep is no longer the topic du jour....

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 23, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (42)


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