In a recent WebMD article itrecalled by Evenflo, Delta, and five other manufacturers.
The recall swells to about 9 million the number of drop-side cribs recalled in the last five years, says Consumer Reports safety expert Don Mays.
"They outsource the manufacture of these cribs and are using very inferior hardware to make the side go up and down," Mays tells WebMD. "And if the hardware breaks or loosens, it opens a dangerous gap where a child can fall out or get trapped -- and possibly suffocate against the mattress."
How many of you who are pregnant have experienced urine leakage? WebMD Health Expert, Diane K. Newman , has posted an excellent article that I wanted to share with you. Ms. Newman is a nurse practitioner and nationally recognized authority on bladder problems and treatments for urinary incontinence.
From the article:
"A woman who has had one vaginal birth is more than two and a half times as likely to report stress urinary incontinence. Even during a first pregnancy, 50 percent of women experience problems with bladder control, especially during the third trimester. These problems often become more pronounced with each successive pregnancy."
What baby gear do you need for your newborn? At some point, your little love will make his or her way out of your belly and you need to be prepared. We took the advice of moms and moms-to-be to tell us what will be most important to have on hand.
This list should help you get all you need to take care of your baby during the early months. As your baby gets older, you will find other items that will make your life easier (like a jumpy seat or an exer-saucer!).
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Experts offer tips for coping with everything from excess gas to forgetfulness.
To help you know what you can really expect when you're expecting, WebMD asked Stacy Quarty (author of Frankly Pregnant: A Candid Week-by-Week Guide to the Unexpected Joys, Raging Hormones and Common Experiences of Pregnancy). and two top obstetricians to explore six of the most common "unspeakable" side effects of pregnancy -- and give you the tips and advice you need to handle what comes your way!