Most Commented On Baby Blogs of 2007

As a means of reviewing the year, I always love to look at the blogs that had the most comments! Sometimes controversial blogs get noticed. Other times it has more to do with a topic of interest. Sometimes a commenter sparks a discussion. Regardless of the reason, these are the blogs that got the most comments in the baby blog in 2007! Is My Baby Gifted? How to Tell Merry Poison Free Christmas Dad’s Weird Things You Should Be Giving Your Baby Soda!! Why Breast Pumping Isn’t a Good Substitute for Breastfeeding Is Swaddling Overrated? Watching T.V. While Breastfeeding Unwanted … Continue reading

But Baby Einstein Is Interactive. . .

Disney is not pleased with the gurus at the University of Washington and they’re making it known. It probably would’ve been much better if the boys at U of W would’ve done their study when Baby Einstein was still owned by a mom and filmed in her basement. But Disney has the big bucks to fight back and they are. So not only have Disney lawyers written a scathing letter to the University demanding a retraction of their statement (I’m thinking the one about babies being more intellectually stimulated by watching American Idol, ruffled some feathers) but they’ve also launched … Continue reading

Watching Baby Einstein Does Not an Einstein Make

Every time I make a post like this or share similar information in a forum, someone says, “No, that’s not true.” “We all watched television when we were kids and we turned out just fine.” “If you use television properly, it can be educational.” “I HAVE to have some time to myself and videos are the only way I get it.” “But this is educational?!” “The research is biased. . .” And so the list of excuses go on. At the risk of sounding like an obnoxious broken record, a new study was published today that shows babies ages 8 … Continue reading

Babies Have Astounding Capabilities

It’s not a secret that scientists are always learning something new about babies. The word infant comes from Latin and means ‘unable to speak.’ But new research shows that although babies can’t talk, they are able to process sounds, language and meaning from even inside the womb. Among the findings that are amazing scientists: *By just a few days, babies can distinguish their own tongue from a foreign language. *By 4 or 5 months. . .babies can lip read. *Babies can recognize the vowels and consonants of every language and they can make distinctions which elude many adults. They also … Continue reading

Babies in the News: The Miracle of New Life

Do you remember when your baby was born? When you held him in your arms or the first time he cried and you were able to calm him for no other reason than that you were the mommy? It was my third daughter Meghan who was not breathing when she was born and although I’m sure it was only a few seconds before they were able to get her going, I thought it was an eternity. Life is a miracle and these stories just show that miracles happen around us all the time. Baby Revived After Being Dead Two week … Continue reading

Baby Blog Week in Review: Feb. 25 through March 2

This week we have touched a lot on issues that people love to talk about. From teaching your baby a foreign language to miracle babies in the news we’ve covered it all. If you’ve missed something. . .take a peek. Feel free to leave a comment! Sunday, February 25 The Truth About Television The truth is that television is like soda for your baby’s brain. However, with an onslaught of media products specifically geared towards babies, we’re made to believe that they significantly improve our baby’s cognitive development. But do they? Monday, February 26 Teaching Your Baby a Foreign Language … Continue reading

Teaching Your Baby a Foreign Language: To Buy or Not to Buy?

We’ve been talking about how our babies are inundated with media to make them smarter. One of the more “trendy” things to do is to teach your baby a foreign language. There is everything from audio, to books to DVDs and just about anything else you can name. The question is. . .is it worth the money? What is Your Goal? If you are thinking that your child will become fluent in a foreign language (as one product geared towards babies claimed) you’re wasting your money. If there is a media product out there that will make your child fluent … Continue reading

Teaching Your Baby a Foreign Language

This is a hot trend and experts agree that if you want your baby to be bi-lingual, he/she must be exposed to a foreign language. Learning a foreign language is not only highly practical (depending on which one you learn), but is also supposed to help develop brains and enhance cognitive development. As someone who speaks two other languages (besides English) fluently, I have to agree. If you want your child to be fluent, the time to start is while they are still in the cradle. Foreign language is incredibly easy to learn the earlier you start. It helps with … Continue reading