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June 30, 2014
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Material Goods as a Demarcation of Child Age: Infant car seat v. toddler car seat, a study in true linguistic absurdity

All U.S. state governments have child safety seat requirements. While the purpose of protecting children as they age and grow is the same across all states, the miniscule differences are nauseating. You can learn about what your state requires here: … Continue reading

June 5, 2014
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Speak Like a Parrot

One of the most precious moments for a new parent is when your baby first begins to try and speak. The nonsensical half words that babies utter are neither comprehensible nor productive, but is signifies a milestone in their ongoing … Continue reading

May 5, 2014
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A Guide to Baby Footwear

Baby footwear is big business. It is a common misconception in the world of parents that babies need shoes. Often times, new babies receive shoes as gifts for various milestones such as a holiday or even just for being born. … Continue reading

February 19, 2014
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Wrap That Thing Up

Wrapping it up is a key ingredient in becoming a parent. Men especially will want to wrap it up because we simply do not have the control of a woman. By wrapping it up, men can prevent something from slipping … Continue reading

January 31, 2014
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Parenting is Rewarding

Parenting is rewarding, so goes the expression anyway. The phrase “parenting is rewarding” is peppered throughout conversations between parents and non-parents. Locating the rewarding part of parenting, however, is more elusive than the cliché makes it sound. In fact, unbeknownst … Continue reading

bed sharing

November 26, 2013
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The Benefits of Bed Sharing

There’s a lot of dialogue in the parenting world about this concept of bed sharing. That is, parents sharing a sleeping space with their baby. Many “experts” will argue that bed sharing is not beneficial to either the parents or … Continue reading

helplessness of babies

August 28, 2013
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The Remarkable Helplessness of Babies

As any new parent will surely attest, babies are remarkably helpless. It is frustrating. So frustrating, in fact, that online forums of emotional solace exist merely so new parents can vent their frustrations and confirm that they are, indeed, not … Continue reading

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