Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Dangers of Baby Orajel

The FDA recently made an official warning regarding Baby Orajel.  The FDA has found that the use of Orajel, which contains benzocaine, can result in a blood disorder known as methemoglobinemia - especially in children under two.  You can read more here at The Mom:  Informed .

Instead of Orajel, a great option that I've repeated heard praised is amber teething necklaces! 
Imagine how adorable little ones are in amber teething necklaces!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Babywearing in Morocco

During our visit to Whole Foods Market yesterday, The Pure Baby (PB) and I met a lovely cashier.  She noticed that PB was on my back in our Kanga XT, and this sweet woman could not say enough great things about how wonderful that was :)  Our new acquaintance shared that she was from Morocco - and that when her children were young in Morocco, she wore them on her back all.of.the.time!  To her, the greatest gifts of babywearing were: (1) having a safe place for her young children - where she was always with them; (2) being able to get everything done at home - cooking, cleaning, playing with other children, etc.; and (3) the biggest one of all - bonding and building a close mother/child relationship.