Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Baby Named Cheese.

I was listening to the radio when a report came on about babies named cheese.  And I thought that can not be true.  So I Googled it, and here is just one article that I found;

Time overviews this strange naming trend in an article titled, Oh Have You Met My Kids Panda Phone and Cheese the Weirdest Baby Names of 2013/

I'm still amazed.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Digital Media for our Kids?

Fast Company has an interesting article discussing how much digital media our kids and young infants are getting.

Is it a good thing, or are we going to far?

You can read about it here >>> What is this app doing to my kids brain?.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Toy 'R' Us to Launch New Kid Tablet

Toys 'R' Us is soon to offer a $150 Tabeo tablet for kids.  It will have parental controls, have a kid-friendly 7-inch screen and will go on sale October 21 but can be pre-ordered now.

According to an artilce at CNET.com news;
Toys "R" Us will sell a new Android tablet aimed at the younger crowd.
The 7-inch Tabeo tablet sounds like a lot of entry-level Android tablets. Powered by a 1GHz processor, the multitouch device comes with 4GB of built-in storage but can handle up to 32GB with a micro SDHC card.
 
 This is one of a group of computer tablets that are aimed at kids.  I think there is a bright future for these products and that your kids can learn a lot using tablet computers.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Breasfeeding and Cancer in the News

Several new outlets are reporting on a new study that states the long term brestfeeding my be tied to more aggressive kinds of breast cancer.

Long-Term Breast-Feeding Tied to More Aggressive Cancers Though nursing is thought to reduce risk, more advanced tumors noted in study.

According to the article;
Women who breast-feed for six months or more face a higher risk of developing the most aggressive types of breast cancer, but it's not clear whether there's a cause-and-effect relationship, a new study finds.


Maria Cheng of The Associated Press, writes in an article titled Experts debate merits of breast cancer screening;
At a breast cancer conference Friday in Barcelona, experts discussed how to implement mammogram screening programs across Europe, balancing fighting cancer with the goal of targeting only those women who need to be screened.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Breast-Feeding varies by race and place.

According to an article titled CDC: Breast-feeding varies by race, place in USA Today.com;
A new study confirms that Hispanic women generally breast-feed more than white and black women do. But it finds surprising regional differences in U.S. breast-feeding rates.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Baby Slings Recall

NPR is reporting More than 1 Million Baby Slings Are Recalled.

And ABC News.com is reporting Baby Slings to Be Pulled From Market.

Consumers looking for a replacement are urged to "contact Infantino at (866) 860-1361 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.infantino.com."


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Graco Strollers Recalled

Over at MSNBC.com they are quoting from an AP story about the recent Graco Stroller Recall in an online article titled Fingertip amputations prompt stroller recall.

About 1.5 million Graco strollers sold at Wal-Mart, Target and other major retailers are being recalled after some children's fingertips were amputated by hinges on the products.

The recall by Graco Children's Products Inc. includes certain model numbers of its Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems. The Exton, Pa., company received seven reports of children placing their fingers in a stroller's canopy hinge as the canopy was being opened or closed. Five children had their fingertips severed and two children received cuts on their fingertips.


You have to wonder how this could happen, but sadly because I worked in a manufacturing plant at one point in my life I understand the design process and what it takes to get complex goods to market. Safety of the end user is not always the focus, though it should be. I just hope this causes all those who design products for children to put safety first, as so many of them claim that they do.

For more information about the recalled strollers, consumers can call 800-345-4109 or visit http://www.cpsc.gov.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wilde and Clarke: "I Had a Little Dog"

Wilde and Clarke singing "I had a Little Dog"



Notes from YouTube;
I Had a Little Dog, a Children's song written & performed by Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Baby Food Recalled

MSNBC.com is reporting that there is a national Baby Food Recall.

Plum Organics is recalling some of its apple and carrot portable pouch baby food because of concerns over possible botulism contamination. The product was sold individually throughout the country at Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us stores.

Consumers should not use these products, even if they appear to be normal, because of the possible health risk.

The recalled product is sold in 4.22-ounce pouches, with a "best by" date of May 21, 2010, and UPC 890180001221.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Dancing babies top viral video chart

Evian water's latest marketing campaign appearing to show a group of babies rollerdancing has become a viral hit on the internet.