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Recall Alert! Evenflo Car Seats

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Evenflo announced a voluntary recall on more than 1.3 million child safety seats after finding that seat buckles in certain models were faulty and could become stuck in a latched position, making it difficult to remove a child from the seat in the case of an emergency. Evenflo stated that this problem could be to due to... read more

Recall Alert! Parkers Farm Snacks Pulled Due to Listeria Risk

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Today, Minnesota-based manufacturer Parkers Farm Acquisition, LLC, announced a voluntary recall on certain peanut butter, cheese, salsa and spreads after the Minnesota Department of Agriculture found some of their products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Listeria, a food borne illness, can cause listeriosis infection, and it may take up to four weeks for symptoms to show. Symptoms include... read more

Recall Alert! IKEA Crib and Bed Canopies

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IKEA announced a recall on about 255,000 of their baby and child's crib and bed canopies, including these models: LEGENDARISK, MINNEN bed Canopy set, BARNSLIG BOLL, MINNEN Brodyr, HIMMEL, FABLER, TISSLA and KLÄMMIG. The products were recalled due to potential strangulation hazards associated with the canopies. Here’s what you need to know: LEGENDARISK has article... read more

Recall Alert! Vera Bradley Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny Toys

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Today, Vera Bradley announced a recall on about 98,000 Lola Bear Ring Rattles and Lola Bunny, Lillie Bell Bunny and Tutti Frutti Bunny stuffed animal toys. The toys, sold at Vera Bradley retail stores, department stores, specialty gift shops and online, pose a choking hazard to young children because of the pom-pom tail that can detach from... read more

Too Much Time In the Stroller Is Bad for Baby’s Development

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Set the timer, mom, because letting baby hang out in his stroller for too long is probably hindering his speech and physical development skills. Sally Goddard Blythe, a neuro-psychologist presented information at the WATCh? (What About the Children?) charity conference that found an "over-reliance" on forward-facing strollers reduces the time that babies spend... read more

Surprising Study Shows iPads May be Safe for Baby

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If you're constantly on the fence about whether too much iPad time is harmful for your baby, there's a new study out from Seattle pediatrician Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis that may surprise you. Christakis, whose speciality is studying the effect of media on children, thought at one point that media use by babies and toddlers was detrimental to... read more

The Scoop on Our First-Ever Moms for Moms Event

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In January, The Bump and CTWorkingMoms.com got together for a photo shoot where moms and moms-to-be shared their biggest Mommy Truths. Not long after, along with the team from CT Working Moms, we created Moms for Moms Day because we wanted every woman to feel comfortable, confident and proud of... read more

Local Cops Are Put on Diaper Duty — and Love It! (WATCH!)

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Policemen. You trust them to keep you out of harms way, to be there and protect you when you need it most and, uh, to change baby's diapers? According to officers in Dunwoody, Georgia, it's all part of the job! On February 21st, two Dunwoody Police Officers responded to a local shoplifting complaint, heading to... read more

Recall Alert! Plum Organics World Baby Pouch Products

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Make way for another recall! The FDA announced that Plum Organics voluntarily recalled two varieties of its World Baby line of pouch products. The products were recalled because of periodic damage made to the plastic spouts on the pouches during manufacturing. Here’s what you need to know:

There is a possibility that spouts could loosen, detach...

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Recall Alert! Infantino Teething Toys

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The CPSC announced a recall on 191,000 Go Gaga Squeeze and Teethe Coco the Monkey Teethers by Infantino. The teethers, sold exclusively at Target stores, pose a choking hazard to young children because the tail of the monkey detaches. Here's what you need to know: The recalled monkey is made of soft orange... read more