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Guidelines

When Baby V began sprouting teeth, I hopped online to figure out how to handle the new sharp, white residents of her mouth. I quickly found my answer. I’m supposed to use a pea-sized amount of non-fluoridated toothpaste until Baby V turns 2, and... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 9:50am, February 25, 2014

This week, an article in Slate argued that organic food for kids is a waste of money. The piece offers a great look at some of the science behind pesticide levels in fruits and veggies, and the conclusion is that parents shouldn’t worry... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 4:47pm, January 31, 2014

To the chagrin of pregnant women terrified of giving birth on a dingy Metro platform, due dates are far from certain. Due dates are also weird: They are calculated as 280 days (or 40 weeks) from the day of a woman’s last menstrual period, rendering... Read More

By Laura Sanders | 6:42pm, October 24, 2013
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When Baby V began sprouting teeth, I hopped online to figure out how to handle the new sharp, white residents of her mouth. I quickly found my answer. I’m supposed to use a pea-sized amount of non-fluoridated toothpaste until Baby V turns 2, and... Read More

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