Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My trip!

I got the privilege of flying with a breast pump. It is an interesting story I will tell later...I am too tired now. I just wanted to get you thinking on it to build the story. It is obviously not too exciting - I did not end up on MSNBC!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I am not sure how I feel about this...

Story from ABC News.

On one hand, why not? But on the other, I would not want anyone else breast feeding my kid! Of course, we don't live in a third world country. I do believe people here in the US have VERY distorted perceptions of breast feeding. I think it is mostly b/c we are such a sexualized society and that is the most common way breasts are viewed. Sad...I have thoroughly enjoyed breast feeding Brodie this long!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

More generic

Gerber stage 2 baby food sucks. Actually, Brodie likes it and I will feed it to him, but it is really runny and falls off the spoon. Beechnut is my favorite, but sometimes it is not the most cost effective. The brand that Wal-Mart sells with the Pooh bear on it is the best.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

American Baby

I received the new American Baby magazine in the mail today. I am always amazed at the information that is included in these baby magazines. Nine times out of ten, it is a load of you know what. Sometimes I wonder who reads these magazines for hardcore information. I hope no one - I read for supplementary information at best!

This issue had an expose' entitled "What's It Worth To You?" This was by far the silliest thing I have ever read. It started out ok, discussing baby bodysuits. Then it got a little out of control. $930 for a stroller? The cheapest baby bedding set was $180! Seriously, they puke, pee and poop in their beds. I highchair for $300 and a diaper bag for $640. Sign me up for two of each!!

Has anyone ever stopped to think these are babies? Your first priority should be their safety, then comfort, then style. Manufactures play on women's emotions so bad with this stuff, because so many times we equate expensive with the best. Folks, that is just not always the case. Remember - most all baby items are regulated and can only be sold if they pass safety tests. Don't get sucked into this marketing scam!!

Besides, if you start having to buy your baby the best of everything, it sets a president for things to come. Kids grow up no matter what - their happiness is the only thing that matters, not what car seat they puke in!!!