Coping with Kids: Bumbleride strollers made of 50 percent recycled material
Bumbleride strollers are made of eco-conscious recycled plastic and bamboo-derived rayon fabrics in bright colors like cayenne red, aquamarine and green papyrus. The exterior fabric is made with 50 percent recycled material from plastic bottles, and the interior fabric is made of 50 percent renewable bamboo charcoal. Bumblerides come in three models: flite ($269.99), indie ($499.99) and indie twin ($729.99).
Eco-friendly snack bag is diswasher safe
Spbang bags offer an eco-friendly, reusable alternative to disposable plastic snack bags. The soft, food-safe material contains no lead or BPA, and they can be cleaned in the dishwasher. The made-in-America bags have nameplates so your child can label the bags. Spbang bags cost $9.99.
Caring for new baby need not overwhelm
Bringing home a new baby is an exciting time, but parents can get overwhelmed as they begin caring for the baby all day and night. Stephanie and Brett Parker, founders of the website Sleepingbaby.com, offer the following tips for new parents when they come home from the hospital:
• Swaddling helps sooth baby to sleep, until the baby starts rolling over.
• Get your sleep while the baby sleeps.
• Breast-feeding is beneficial for mom and baby.
• Get the right infant car seat.
• Place the baby to sleep on his or her back.
• Learn how to prevent diaper rash, largely by frequent diaper-changing.
• Get some fresh air. Don't just stay cooped up in the house.
• Trust your instincts. You know your baby best.
• Ask for help if you need it, from friends and family members.
New fathers may need help with depression
Becoming a father may increase a young man's risk of depression, according to a new U.S. study reported by Reuters Health that suggests helping men at this stage could improve the well-being of entire families. “We know a lot about mothers and maternal depression and the effect that it has on children, and we're just now starting to learn about paternal depression,” lead author Dr. Craig Garfield said.
Mothers' weight tied to stillbirth, infant death risks
Women who are carrying extra weight before pregnancy or early in gestation are at heightened risk of having their infants die shortly before or after birth, according to a new analysis of past research. The risk was greatest among the most obese women, the authors write in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
Exchange program needs host families
ASSE (nonprofit) International Exchange Program is looking for host families for students for the 2014-15 school year. Students will arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year or semester.
Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings his or her personal spending money and expects to contribute to household responsibilities, as well as be included in normal family activities and lifestyles.
Details: www.host.asse.com, or call Cindy, 412-720-8702 or 800-677-2773.
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