Archive for September, 2011

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Early, Intense Therapy Benefits Children with Autism

A struggle faced by children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is their difficulty with social communication skills. These kids find it difficult to understand, interact and relate with others while communicating. To help tackle the problem researchers at the University of Missouri found that early, intensive therapy helps these children learn earlier and interact better.

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RECALL: 14,000 Musical Wooden Table Toys by Battat Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Battat Inc, today announced a voluntary recall of about 14,000 Musical Wooden Table Toys because the small pegs on the xylophone toy can loosen and detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

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ABC Kids Expo 2011 ~ New For Skip*Hop!

The design team at Skip*Hop has been very busy. Last weekend at the ABC Kids Expo in Louisville the company had lots of great things to show including an expanded bath gear line, new bedding sets and a gorgeous collaboration with Johnathon Adler!

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Featured Review: Mamas & Papas Trek Stroller

Known for their stylish gear, UK company Mamas&Papas’ trek stroller is a great option for families who are looking for a compact, lightweight stroller for traveling, the park or city strolling.

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Ottawa Woman Plans to Share Her Homebirth Experience Live on Internet

Nancy Salgueiro, 32-year old mother of two, professional birth coach and chiropractor from Ottawa, is expecting her third child. She is like any other expectant mom – with one exception. Nancy has never given birth in a hospital.

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ABC Kids Expo: Peg Perego’s 2012 Collection

Fans of Peg Perego will be excited for the coming year. The Italian company has been busy and is introducing a new car seat, a new highchair and a new stroller. Plus they have redesigned their popular Pliko stroller and are also launching many new colors and fabrics.

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Designers Support ”Fashion Kids for Children in Crisis” at Milan’s Fashion Week

The National Chamber of Italian Fashion and Vogue Children joined forces this week to present a charity fashion show supporting the non-profit organization ‘Children in Crisis’.

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Study: Fewer Hospitals Offering Formula Samples

While the majority of hospitals are still offering free formula sample diaper bags upon discharge, a recent study indicates that the numbers are decreasing.

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Time To Play Magazine Announces Their Top Toys For The Holidays!

Even though its 87 days away, we are giving you a preview of what the toy testers are forecasting will be the must-have toys for 2011.

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Little Tikes Expands Recall of Toy Workshop and Tool Sets Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Little Tikes, today announced a voluntary recall of more than 1.7 million additional Little Tikes® Workshop and Tool Sets (about 1.6 million toy workshop sets and trucks with the same toy nails were recalled in August 2009).

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Featured Review: Lollacup Straw Sippy

My first son went straight from breastfeeding to straw cups so when it came time to introduce my second son to water and other beverages I naturally opted for cups designed with built in straws. There are not as many cute options for straw cups as you would find in their sippy counterparts so I was excited when we opened up the lollacup package to see a friendly chicken face peeking at me.