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Consumer Reports advises moving your child from in infant carseat to a convertible as soon as possible.

You might be tempted to wait to buy a convertible child seat for your infant, if for no other reason than the convenience of using the detachable carrier. But the results of our recent tests—in addition to new safety guidelines and state laws—should encourage you to buy a convertible car seat by the time your child celebrates his first birthday.
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Hilarious, but also worth thinking about. This is how we talk to our kids?

The things parents say when they're talking to their young kids sure would sound strange in any other context.
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Hope all of you had a wonderful Happy Mothers Day!

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For all the moms out there (http://huff.to/1oy3Awl)

How much data is too much? Would you feel comforted by having so much information on your baby's heart rate, sleep position, breathing rate, etc., or would you prefer to monitor the old fashioned way?

The movement-tracking, data-caching quantified-self movement now wants to crawl into your baby's crib. To snuggle with him while he's sleeping. And get into his diapers. Seriously.
inc.com

And the Internet keeps on getting creepier.

Parents say it's a form of digital kidnapping. Instagram isn't sure what to say.
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Check any bean bags your children are using!

Kids can open the chair’s zippers, crawl inside and suffocate and choke on the foam beads.
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Important lessons here for parents! It's natural to put your kids' needs first, but if you cater to their every whim (even with the best of intentions), we'll raise a generation of self-centered adults who are incapable of dealing with discomfort or delay.

I've worked with children and their parents across two continents and two decades, and what I've seen in recent years alarms me. Here are the greatest problems, as I see them....
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Vaccinate your kids: this article links to the resources explaining the science behind vaccination.

In light of recent outbreaks of measles and other vaccine preventable illnesses, and the refusal of anti-vaccination advocates to acknowledge the problem, I thought it was past time for this post. ...
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You know that's right!

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Can you relate?

Evenflo has recalled 1.3 million car seat buckles! Here's the info, including how to get a replacement.

I do yoga. Who knew?

Great post on forming lots of little connections with your children.

I've had the good fortune of giving each of my children, through the course of their lives, many of those "big" things: A nice home, schools, vacations, clothing. Years ago, I thought those were the important things. But life's handed me a few lessons.
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A few nights ago, after cleaning up from the play date I had organized for my 2½-year-old, changing his diaper, and refilling his water, I was about to start cooking him dinner before giving him a bath when the subject of Thanksgiving came up. He didn’t know what it was,...
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This week on the Marketing Smarts podcast from MarketingProfs, I interview author and expert Josiane Feigon about managing multi-generational sales teams, how inside sales hiring is outpacing hiring for field sales, what it's like when your daughter handles your book promotion, and much more. http://buff.ly/18qpWdz Check it out!

Sales: Marketing Podcast - Inside sales expert and author Josiane Feigon discusses her new book, Smart Sales Manager, explains how to manage Millennials, and shares insights into how salespeople can cultivate...
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Here’s why it’s legal for Google & Facebook to use your face in ads: http://buff.ly/1apAnuv via GigaOM cc: Sean Gardner #SocialMediaLaw

Facebook puts your profile picture in advertisements. Google is about to do the same and other sites like Twitter will likely follow one day. How exactly is this legal? Do we have any control over our...
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Hey, I really am shy! 23 Signs You’re Secretly a Narcissist Masquerading as a Sensitive Introvert | http://buff.ly/1aOd5RM via Tamsen Webster

If I see one more listicle about introversion, I'm going to cry.

It started out with the fairly reasonable
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