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Head-slap: We Fed Our Baby Recalled Similac Formula

Head-slap: We Fed Our Baby Recalled Similac Formul...

As reported by most news outlets today, Abbott Labs issued a major recall of Similac powder baby formula, citing the possibility of the powder containing beetles. This immediately caught the attention of my wife and I because we feed our 5-month-old daughter Similac powdered formula (although we also mix in the liquid version as well).  When I got home from work I took our 3 Similac containers down to the computer...
If it’s Friday Night – It Must be Pizza Night

If it’s Friday Night – It Must be Pizza Night...

When I was growing up, Friday night was Pizza Night in our house.  We would usually order 2 pies from the local pizza joint, pick them up and head on home. As my kids have gotten older, my wife and I have carried on this tradition in a different form. After realizing, 1) We both really enjoy cooking and 2) Pizzas for a family of 4 can be really expensive, we decided to experiment and try to make our own pizzas.  You’ll...
Breast Milk Storage Guidelines

Breast Milk Storage Guidelines...

When our first daughter was born, my wife and I hired a lactation consultant who came to the house to help with the breast feeding initiative but also inform us on the world of breast feeding and breast milk.  Below is some information that was provided that we constantly looked at as a guide – how long is breast milk good for and in what setting.  Posting this detail so I have it in a central place going...
The YouTube Advantage – Entertaining Your Toddler During Meals

The YouTube Advantage – Entertaining Your To...

At about 6 months I knew my daughter would love watching television. Her father (me) was already a TV junky and it was only natural that she also inherit this trait. By 1 year she was starting to have a preference on what shows she loved, with the clear front runner being Sesame Street. While we are in our den the TV is always on and most of the time it is playing Sesame Street or other shows we have recorded on our...
Dinnertime with the Kids

Dinnertime with the Kids...

My wife and I both work full time and have two kids (4 year girl and 6 year boy) who have never ending appetites. There are times where my wife has to stay at work late, which leaves me as the lucky one to get home, relieve my Nanny and then start the mission of getting dinner on the table for my family while keeping my sanity. Everyone’s circumstances are different, so this won’t apply to all, but here are some...
Breastfeeding Tips for Dad

Breastfeeding Tips for Dad...

Breast Feeding Tips for Dad One of the best book titles I’ve seen in recent years was “Why do men have nipples?”  Brilliant hook for customers browsing a book section, and an entertaining book. While the question captured in the title of that book requires some deep scientific and anotomical analysis, for recent mothers the answer to the nipple question is pretty clear.  Nipples equal breast milk. So,...
Warming a Baby Bottle with a Microwaved Mug of Water

Warming a Baby Bottle with a Microwaved Mug of Wat...

When my wife and I first came home from the hospital we were in a delirious state, and while I had heard numerous ways to warm a baby bottle, I started to doubt my memory.  I frantically called a few relatives and friends to get their perspective and tried a number of methods, but what worked best for us was using the microwave. Warning – you do not, ever, put the bottle or contents of the bottle in the microwave. What...
Air Travel with Milk or Formula

Air Travel with Milk or Formula...

Air travel with an infant or a toddler who is still drinking milk or formula can be stressful, so here are some tips after having travelled on multiple flights with my daughter before she turned 2 years old: Yes, You Can Pass Through Security with Breast Milk or Formula – Normally, air travellers cannot carry any type of consumable liquid through the security checkpoint and are required to dispose of it prior....

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