Baby Safety this Summer: 2016

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 Baby Safety this Summer: 2016

Once again, summertime is here and, as parents know, there are different safety concerns during these months.  I am re-posting for my buddies the following news articles and links in regard to baby safety issues, food safety and parenting.

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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:

Water Safety: Time to worry about water safety as summer approaches: Pools, swimming lessons, etc. Swimming can also help people with arthritis.

Sunscreen for Babies and Children:  The Mayo Clinic offers guidelines for sunscreen use on children:

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 Syndrome 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:

Read about how Red Food Dye affects children:

Paint your child's room in one coat:

Senators Call for Closer Look at Flame Retardants:
**Update: June 7, 2016, U.S. Congress approves bill updating chemical safety oversight:

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: or try the old link:

Controlling parents harm future mental health:

Our daughter in her NFM t-shirt!

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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*' tab above.

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 was waived in 2013 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:

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

1. During Pregnancy: Let Me Suggest (May 2016):
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:

I hope everyone finds these articles useful this summer as well as the other tabs above.

As for our family news: we are very proud to announce that our sweet baby has graduated from preschool, Class of 2016!  She will head off to a new school for Kindergarten in the fall. Hooray!
My happy daughter playing with her stickers (10 months old).

I hope my friends and adoring buddies enjoy your summertime fun with your families.

Happy summertime everyone!

-Joy E. 
Posted July 6, 2016                                                                         

Preschool Graduation Day!!!

Ready for her big graduation day!

Leaving preschool after graduation!  So happy! 6-20-16.
 After graduation ready to enjoy her cake at home! 6-20-16.
In robin bird suit playing with fur in the Discovery Center, Museum of Science, 6-20-16.
Viewing the African bull frog in the Discovery Center, Museum of Science, 6-20-16.
Getting in space shuttle in the Museum of Science, 6-20-16.
Hanging out at the Nano exhibit in the Museum of Science, 6-20-16.
Playing with the chains in the Museum of Science, 6-20-16.
Playing with the shells in the Museum of Science, 6-20-16.
Playing in the tunnel at My Gym, 6-20-16.
In the ball pit at My Gym, 6-20-16. supports supports
Keep up the great work!!