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I smiled to myself as I clicked "buy" on something that seemed so out of character: A pair of leggings with a space invaders inspired pattern on them. Yep, a grown woman with space invader leggings. … [Continue...]
If you've decided to "wear" your baby, chances are you've scoured the internet searching for the right option that'll leave your hands free while carrying your little one. The problem? An overwhelming … [Continue...]
Of course we couldn't have known our 20 hour trip would lengthen into 48. So of course we didn't pack a carryon overnight kit.It began as we loaded up the hired car in the dark, installing the car … [Continue...]
NOTE: This is in no way intended as a product endorsement, but rather one mom’s experience. Please consult your doctor and insurance provider about any changes in medication --The first time I … [Continue...]
In the few months since I committed to stop baby wearing in taxis, my little guy officially outgrew his infant bucket car seat. I’ve opted for public transportation and avoided cabs when possible, but … [Continue...]
For those who procreate and yet still insist on feeding their wanderlust, many baby travel products promise to make adventure a breeze. Below is a rundown of a few I've found helpful in our travels … [Continue...]
When I was newly pregnant for the first time, I went into baby gear research hyperdrive. Overwhelmed by the vast options—how do I choose something for someone I've never met??—I dropped by a baby … [Continue...]
I have a confession to make: I've let my kids ride in taxis without car seats. It seemed mostly justified at the time, but a recent bump on my chin forced me to reconsider.The United States is the … [Continue...]
Ok, so you may have a favorite Instagram filter, but do you really love it enough to name your kid after it? Well, apparently Instagram-filter baby names are gaining popularity among Millennial … [Continue...]
Vine videos with random ideas, info and tips for parents... in 6 seconds or less. Q: What is vine? A: It's like Twitter for video. Looping video clips - 6 seconds max. Scroll down to check out a … [Continue...]
Creating A Small Space Nursery In 4 Simple Steps #ApartmentLiving with a little one can require some "out of the box" ideas. As a first-time mom-to-be, I had to figure out how to fit … [Continue...]
Travel with Toddlers Isn't Easy—But These Can Help!We travel... A lot. At 21 months old, my toddler had logged over 60 flight hours, and she continues to sleep in her travel crib an average … [Continue...]
Thanks to veteran KPIX #NewsMom Kate Kelly for this recommendation! She used one of these for her (now college-aged) boys. Based on her recommendation, we purchased the convertible car seat … [Continue...]
#NewsMomReview The Baby Flight Vest is intended to keep lap children 'in' mom's lap during turbulence.As a reporter, I've heard far too many horror stories about lap children getting … [Continue...]
From products for infants to toddlers, we've probably purchased and tried them all. Here's a collection of must-haves for parents, from parents who report on products for a living. Follow … [Continue...]
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#ReportersNotebook I’m a Consumer-Investigative reporter who often covers parenting and health issues. Yet, until recently, even I had no idea there was a viable EpiPen alternative!Jump To: … [Continue...]
New parents tend to top the list of people concerned about toxic cleaning products. So, like many, I went out and bought the brands that appeared to be green and had names or slogans that implied they … [Continue...]
Do I Really Need Organic Produce? We'd all love to feed our little angels an all-organic diet... but who can afford it when organic produce can cost almost 50 percent more? I mean, avocados are … [Continue...]
I'm not a particularly green mom. Though, as a consumer reporter I've covered enough studies over the years to know I should try to reduce my child's exposure to concerning chemicals (especially those … [Continue...]
We recently received the following question in the comment section of "Why I Chose to Ban Cell Phones From the Bedroom." For some insight, I reached out to one of the foremost experts on (and critics … [Continue...]
While picking out car seats two-and-a-half years ago, my husband and I spent a fortune on the Orbit Baby car seat and stroller system solely because we were led to believe there were no concerning … [Continue...]
#ReportersNotebookEvery other day it seems like there's a new breach. Between the Anthem and Premera insurance hacks alone, it's estimated 1 out of 3 Americans have been compromised.As a result, … [Continue...]
Don't you hate it when you realize your dad was right?Here's a quote from mine last night when I sent him a press release titled "Study Finds Toxic Nail Polish Chemical In Women’s Bodies". I have … [Continue...]
#ReportersNotebook When I was pregnant, I had about five different maternity outfits… period. Maternity clothes are expensive! Especially the cute stuff, so I rotated though the same few pieces week … [Continue...]
The Truth Behind "No Added Hormones" and Other Claims Have you seen the new Foster Farms "skateboarding chicken" commercial that boasts "no added hormones"? It's cute.The two wannabe Foster Farms … [Continue...]
#ReportersNotebook You've likely heard the horror stories about weirdos hacking into baby monitors and whispering creepy messages to sleeping infants. In one recent case, a little boy tried to warn … [Continue...]
Generations of moms in my family have sworn by mixing a tablespoon of rice cereal into a baby’s bottle before bed. My mom, aunt and cousins swear it fills up their tummies and helps them sleep through … [Continue...]
CBS San Francisco ConsumerWatch Reporter Julie Watts put those 'compare at' prices to the test.Off-price retailers like T.J. Maxx admit they're just a theoretical "estimate," and Watts goes … [Continue...]
So there I am, standing in front of the sunscreen aisle at a baby superstore with my 6-month old in the stroller, my dog-child in the basket underneath and my face buried in my iPhone. I must have … [Continue...]
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