Tag Archive: FAIL

Foam Mats Health Risk: The Test Results Are In!

Baby Foam Mats

On July 15, 2011, ANSES published its final report and recommendations regarding the potential health risks of formamide exposure from EVA foam mats. The short answer is that: Yes, formamide was found in these mats. But it’s not as simple as that.

The Definitive Dad’s Guide to Feeding your Baby Solids

Munchkin long baby spoons

All that you need to know about feeding baby: find out which feeding utensils and accessories work and which do not!

Go ahead re-use my content, just don’t mess with my circle of traffic!

Circle of blog traffic

Some of my general criticism about blogging has always been that a lot of it lacked true original content, was merely commentary on someone else’s commentary and was often circular conversations among sometimes artificial groups that created a lot of noise. Rising above that noise has become truly challenging which has in turn created more noise about how to rise above it. But I digress…

FAIL: Foam floor mats banned in France, Belgium. Shouldn’t we all know about this?

EVA foam floor mats

Ordered off the shelves in parts of Europe; all is quiet in the U.S. I actually love these mats. They were great to give some cushion to a crawling baby or unsteady toddler. I was even going to do a post on these being must-haves. Then a couple weeks ago I received news from family and…

Amazon Mom…Seriously?


via amazon.com I think that I was responsible for 100% of the ordering of any products purchased on Amazon and probably 70% of the decision making for baby-related products. The Product Strategy is great… The Product Marketing, however, completely misses..

FAIL: First Years Air Flow Back Sleeper


This is one of those items that parents typically buy after they’ve worked themselves into a frenzy over SIDS and a baby’s sleep. I fell into that trap too and purchased this item after quite a bit of research even on the topic. In practice, we never used it more than once or twice and…