Author Archives: Dana

Should Toddlers Eat Pickles?

When toddlers graduate from baby food, it’s necessary to ask what other foods they should be eating. Should they eat pickles? Pickles are very high in sodium. For some brands, just one pickle exceeds a child’s daily recommended allowance of sodium. Pickles can also have a fair amount of sugar in them. Also be wary of “natural flavors” on the

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The Effects of Alcohol on Babies

The effects of alcohol on babies is never a good thing but it seems to be much worse for infants in utero than it is for breast feeding babies. Alcohol consumption while pregnant can lead to a variety of birth defects including mental retardation. Some babies have even thought to have had learning disabilities when they get older because of

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Pregnancy and Exercise

Exercise during pregnancy depends on what you were already capable of before pregnancy, but it’s important to remember not to over do it. Remember to listen to your body, if your body is telling you to rest then do it. Don’t keep going when you become exhausted. One of the most over looked things to fight fatigue in pregnancy, are

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14 Great Reader Comments on Parenting

Sometimes comments on forums are less than friendly or helpful especially on parenting forums. There are some though, that stick with you and help to change your perspective on parenting all together. There are fourteen comments here that may help to change your perspective or just make you feel a lot less alone. Some comments online are designed to make

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