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Everything you need to set up a nursing station before your baby comes

I was four days postpartum and felt abandoned. Yes, “abandoned.” At least that’s how my hormone-induced emotional low left me feeling as I sat in the middle of my bed, a mere 15 feet from my showering husband and overly helpful mother-in-law in the kitchen. I felt alone. I sat precariously on a hemorrhoid pillow,…

Don’t use teething products with benzocaine

Over-the-counter teething products that contain the pain reliever benzocaine are dangerous to your child and should not be used, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned parents this week. The agency is ordering companies to stop selling these products, and to add warnings on other types of oral-use benzocaine medications stating they not be used for teething…

Products you need for your baby

Which baby products are essential for the first year? Look over our checklist of the most important things you’ll need to clothe, transport, bathe, and feed your baby as well as give him a safe place to sleep and explore. You’ll also find specific information about the supplies you need in the first six weeksand what to put on your baby registry too….