Baby Safety this Summer (July, 2013)

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Baby Safety this Summer

Now that summertime is in full swing, I wanted to let my buddies know about several recent articles that have appeared on the news feeds (in the right panel, just scroll down) in regard to baby safety issues, food safety and parenting:

Grandparents flunk baby safety quiz:

Overprotective parents and teachers 'ruining children's play' because of risk-averse lifestyles: Adults are 'over-supervising' and 'over-scheduling' children; Cambridge lecturer says a lack of play stops normal development:

Dry Drowning: Water in the lungs during swimming can cause 'drowning' within 24 hours, see this important article about Dry Drowning:

Finger/Toe Tourniquet: Be aware that hair can wrap around your baby's toes and fingers when wearing mittens or socks, cutting off circulation and causing pain to that digit. Here is an article about Toe Tourniquet accidents:

Child Safety Warning: Teething Gels May Be Dangerous:Check out the Orajel Lawsuit:
Here is another article regarding the lawsuit against Orajel Teething gels:

Could your child be allergic to Red Food Dye?:

Paint your child's room in one coat:

Senators Call for Closer Look at Flame Retardants:

Educational Benefits of Children's Toys:

CCEI recommends child care safety training in support of safe toys and gifts month:

'Snow Plow' Parenting becoming new trend:

Our daughter in her NFM t-shirt!

Links on 
For more information and links in regard to baby safety, click on the 'Baby Safety' tab above. Also, for a useful list of baby care tidbits, click on the 'Tidbits **NEW**' tab above.

Most importantly, I wanted to inform residents of Massachusetts that all children between the ages of
0 - 3 years old who qualify for the Massachusetts Early Intervention Program will receive services at no charge. The income-based fee has been waived for every income bracket (the fee was between $0 -$1500 per child based on income!).

Anyone can make an appointment with Early Intervention and they will send a team of professionals to your home to examine your baby or young child for any developmental delays (speech, motor, etc.).  This meeting is at no cost to the family as well. If it is determined that your child needs services, they will send professionals once a week to your home and provide whatever necessary services your child requires.  For more information, here is the link:

If you want to check the Early Intervention services in your state, here is the link:

I discuss my brief experience with the Early Intervention program on my 'Tidbits! **NEW**' tab. Just click here:

Also, below are very useful articles for new moms and moms-to-be:
My husband, Frank, feeding our 5-day-old daughter. Yum!

1. Pregnancy Awareness Month 2013

2. Lost the Weight, but not the Waistline?:

3. The Lack of Sleep and Stress that New Moms Experience: 

4. Toys for Babies and Children:
My happy daughter playing with her stickers (10 months old).
I hope everyone finds these articles useful this summer as well as the other tabs above.  We will take a vacation for the next few weeks and return at the end of August with our next article.

I hope my buddies had a great July 4th and enjoy your summertime fun with your families.

Happy summertime everyone!

-Joy E.
Posted July 7, 2013

Enjoy our family's Fourth of July picnic photos in Boston!

Celebrating the 4th with Mommy!
Our picnic party!

Love these fun faces!
With my colorful magazine!

Love these colors!
My big laugh with Daddy at our party!

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