Best Of The Web
11.18.11 The online buzz for moms-to-be
- Moms-to-be, watch out for these Thanksgiving Day foods—they're not so great for your growing baby. Stick to the 10 basic do's and don'ts of food in our Tell Me What To Eat page and you'll be thriving for the whole nine months.
- French President Nicolas Sarkozy—who welcomed a new baby girl with his wife last month—stuck his foot in his mouth this week when he referred to breastfeeding as "a kind of slavery." And we wonder why spousal support is so important in overcoming barriers to breastfeeding.
- A new survey finds that most U.S. women don't know the basic facts about fertility and aging. Test your pregnancy smarts with our quiz to learn how well-versed you are on the aspects of having a healthy baby.
- A new provocative ad in Milwaukee aiming raise awareness about the dangers of sudden infant death syndrome has instead caused quite a stir. Check out our Co-sleeping Debate Goes On page for a past look at how confusion over SIDS and bed sharing seems to dog both of these subjects, adding to parents' uncertainty about what to do.
- Skin-care experts share their six ways to maintain your pregnancy glow. We compiled our readers' top five beauty gripes and we offered our safe and easy solutions for them to go for the glow while expecting.
- Johnson & Johnson has agreed to remove toxins from its popular baby shampoo after pressure from a consumer group's boycott.
- A judge verbally humiliates a breastfeeding mom in court and then kicks her out for nursing her baby during the session. Like it or not, breastfeeding in public is going to happen.
- One writer poses an interesting question: Is it selfish to have one child? Our Ask the Labor Nurse blogger recently touched on the subject of what it's like when you have more than one child.
- One writer explores the topic of how women giving birth became an "issue" instead of a private matter. Specifically, she talks about former TV host Ricki Lake's mission to raise awareness about birth options.
- Many moms will agree with a writer's assessment of how easily you can transfer the majority of your physical affection to your baby. If you're married, don't forget to babyproof your relationship both now and after the little one arrives.
- Cute video alert: One clever dad uses Notorious B.I.G.'s "Hypnotize" rap song to soothe his crying baby. Experts agree that soft music or white noise sounds can help calm a colicky baby.
- A new website helps New York City parents map out their public transportation routes in a stroller-friendly way. Check out our annual Buyer's Guide for our editors' top picks on strollers that fit ever lifestyle, from urban to all the bells and whistles.
Maria Vega is Fit Pregnancy magazine's copy editor.