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>Time Flies!

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It’s been a long time since updated this blog. It’s not because I don’t enjoy blogging about all things in Mommyville, it’s just that life has kept me way too busy to keep up. As you can see, the children have grown too much and too fast over the past few months. When I browse through some of their pictures over the past, I can’t believe how fast time flies by.
It’s like the twins went from newborn to 18 months overnight, and my baby girl is three and a true social butterfly. She has no problem with making friends at the park, and teaching her brothers new things. I love to hear them sing their ABC’s in unison, it’s the cutest thing ever!
Being a student, and being home with the kids everyday can have it’s frustrating moments, but I’m aware that it won’t last forever. That’s why I’m trying to enjoy it, even though I’m currently looking for a job in my field. I’m sure that I will miss these days when the time comes for me to punch in on somebody’s clock everyday, that’s why I’m cherishing the time that I have with them.

>Freebies and Coupons: Nutrition for Kids

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The Cancer Project’s new free booklet, Nutrition for Your Kids: A Dietary Approach to Cancer Prevention, provides information on how diet affects cancer risk. It also includes nutrition information for children in every age group, delicious recipes, and tips on how to instill healthful eating and exercise habits in kids.

To request you free booklet, click here.

>Product Recalls: Fisher-Price Toddler Trikes and Tough Trikes

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Fisher-Price has announced a voluntary recall of their Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricylces. The popular trikes, which encourage a toddler’s motor skills, are being recalled due to serious injury concerns mainly to little girls.   
About 7 million Trikes and Tough Trikes have been recalled due to risk of serious injury after 10 injuries were reported. 6 injuries required medical attention. The injuries were to little girls between the ages of 2 and 3 due to them falling on the plastic pretend key that is sticking up out of the trike. Some of the children also experienced genital bleeding from their falls. The recall includes trikes with a plastic disc shaped or D shaped pretend key. The key is located about 3 inches from the seat. Model numbers of the recalled toys are J72633, 72639, 72642, 72643, 72644, 72792, B8775, B8776, K6672, K6673, M5727, N6021, T6209, V4270. These models include some featuring popular characters such as Barbie, Dora, and Diego. Model numbers can be found under the seats in the storage compartments. Models that include flattened D shaped keys are not included in this recall. Models with numbers higher than 1670Q2 are aslo not included in this recall. The trikes are intended for ages 2-5. The models that are being recalled were manufactured between January 1997 and September 2010. The trikes were sold in Raleigh area Target, Walmart, and ToysRus stores for about $25.Parents can contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday-Friday to obtain a free replacement key. Parents can also visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com for more information.

Source: Examiner.com/Raleigh

>Freebies and Coupons: Free Beech Nut Next Step Kit

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Beech Nut is offer a free next step kit for moms. All you have to do is fill out your basic mailing information, and sign up for their newsletter. By signing up for the newsletter, you will receive coupons for Beech Nut right in your inbox. You will also be up to date on the latest Beech Nut products.

To sign up for the newsletter and get your free next step kit, Click Here.

>Product Recalls: Sorrell Brand "Prescott" Cribs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Name of Product: Sorelle brand “Prescott” fixed-sided cribs
Units: About 130
Retailer/Distributor: Albee Baby, of East Rutherford, N.J.
Manufacturer: Simplicity Inc. (firm is no longer in business)


Hazard: These cribs are re-labeled fixed-sided Simplicity cribs that contain tubular metal mattress-support frames recalled in April 2010. The mattress support frames can bend or detach, causing part of the mattress to drop, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged, entrapped or fall out of the crib.


Incidents/Injuries: In the April 2010 Simplicity recall, CPSC reported the death of a one-year-old child from Attleboro, Mass. who suffocated when he became entrapped between the crib mattress and the crib frame. In addition, CPSC has received reports of 29 incidents involving the Simplicity cribs where the cribs collapsed due to the metal mattress support frame detaching or bending. These include one child entrapment that did not result in injury and one child who suffered minor cuts when his head struck the broken mattress support bar. CPSC has received one report of a consumer who, in April of 2010, removed the Sorelle Prescott label from the crib and found a Simplicity crib label underneath. (The consumer purchased the crib in July of 2009, prior to the Simplicity mattress support recall.)


Description: These are full-sized fixed-sided cribs sold in an oak finish, as 3-in-1 or 4-in-1 convertible cribs. “Sorelle Furniture” along with the company’s address, the crib’s model number and a manufacturer’s code are printed on a label attached to the headboard or footboard.


Sold at: This recall is limited to Sorelle “Prescott” cribs sold online by AlbeeBaby.com between July 2009 and October 2009 for between $180 and $210.


Manufactured in: China.


Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Albee Baby for a replacement crib, store credit or refund. C&T International/Albee Baby is attempting to directly contact known consumers who purchased the recalled crib online from July 2009 through October 2009. In the meantime, find an alternate, age appropriate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed.


Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Albee Baby toll-free at (877) 692-5233 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at http://www.albeebaby.com

Important Message from CPSC:

CPSC reminds parents not to use any crib with missing, broken or loose parts. Make sure to tighten hardware from time to time to keep the crib sturdy. When using a drop-side crib, parents should check to make sure the drop side or any other moving part operates smoothly. Always check all sides and corners of the crib for parts separating. Disengagements can create a gap and entrap a child. In addition, do not try to repair any side of the crib. Babies have died in cribs where repairs were attempted by caregivers. Crib age is a factor in safety. At a minimum, CPSC staff recommends that you not use a crib that is older than 10 years. Many older cribs may not meet current voluntary standards and can have numerous safety problems.

Source: Baby Products on About.com

>Get a Free Child Safety ID Kit from Gerber

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Gerber is offering free child safety ID kits for parents. It’s really easy to get your free kit. All you need to do is fill out your basic mailing information, and your kit should arrive in 4-6 weeks. 

To request your free ID safety kit from Gerber, click here.

>Teething Twins

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The past few nights have not been fun for me at all. The boys are teething again, and this time it’s their top front teeth coming in. Omg! Malc started first about five days ago, with both front teeth coming in at the same time. Needless to say, he was not a happy camper at all. He was super cranky and super fussy. He ended up with a fever that was pretty stubborn for a few hours there, but it eventually went away. As a parent, it’s tough not being able to help your baby when they feel pain. Yes, the Anbesol and generic Tylenol works, but it doesn’t take away the fact that I felt powerless as a parent. 

After a day or so of TLC and occasional meds, Malc returned to his normal happy self. The fever was gone, and all he wanted to do was play with his brother and sister. One day goes by, and the next thing I knew, Marc was feeling warm. I took a peek into his mouth, only to find out that his front teeth were starting to come in as well. He was not a happy camper like his bro, but he was no where near as fussy as his brother. Marc was still trying to play, still trying to smile, and was happy with a little TLC from mommy and daddy. The only time that was tough for Marc was during the night. he had a real touch time catching some z’s.



After a few rough days, the boys are doing fine. They feel better, and I feel better as a parent knowing that my boys are not in pain. Maybe I’ll finally be able to get some good sleep, oh I forgot, that won’t happen again until they’re grown.