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  • Are plastics safe?

    THIRTEEN-MONTH-OLD Solange Dorsainvil plays with toys made from wood and cloth, drinks from a Swiss-made aluminum sippy cup and teethes on kale stems and celery. Her life is as plastic-free as her mother, Celina Lyons, can make it. --------------------...
  • How green is my baby?

    How green is my baby?
    A photo credit accompanying this story contains corrected material, published Feb. 3, 2008. I often dip my feet into two opposing worlds: recycling at home, but not always at work; drinking soy milk, but still indulging in ice cream; practicing...
  • Baby expo showcases natural, organic products

    Baby expo showcases natural, organic products
    "Green" babies are everywhere these days. A growing number of moms and dads are spending a little extra to make sure their babies are healthy, happy and doing their part to save the planet. Natural and organic baby care products — everything from...
  • Not until a boy died.

    Sharon Grigsby pleaded with the operator at the federal safety hot line. A popular new toy, Magnetix, nearly killed one of her preschoolers. Please do something, Grigsby remembers urging.When the plastic building sets broke, she told the operator, they...
  • Recalls illustrate how push for cheaper goods can have tragic consequences

    Until it collapsed in a financial crisis this spring, Simplicity Inc. was a case study in how companies can prosper in an increasingly globalized economy. In eight years' time, Simplicity's sales rocketed from about $350,000 to $70 million as it imported...
  • Little voices of distraction

    HAS THE WHOLE country been sucking on helium balloons? The singsong, Valley Girl-ish vocal style that was once the exclusive domain of actual Valley Girls (and anyone who worked at a tanning salon) is infiltrating a host of unlikely venues. From Ivy...
  • Saving money in the Disney theme parks

    Lodging aside, the biggest expenses for families going through the turnstiles at Walt Disney World are admission tickets, strollers, meals and snacks needed for a long day of fun, and souvenirs. Strollers With some planning, families can still save...
  • STROLLER SHOPPING ... don't go by price alone

    As you'll find out when you're shopping for a stroller, there's a wide price range among types and brands. What makes one stroller worth $100 and another $750? Several things drive up the price. Higher-end strollers are usually made of high-grade,...
  • Treasure hunt your way through consignment shops

    Treasure hunt your way through consignment shops
    Tired of the gold-leaf mirror on your dining room wall or the basic black dresses in your closet? Want pretty decorative plates for that wall or a red silk jacket for those dresses? Think consignment shops for selling good stuff you no longer want and...
  • A birth in Havana

    The new father lit yet another cigarette with the still smoldering butt of his last one. Two more crushed smokes lay near his feet. "I'm so nervous right now," Jarniel, 27, said outside the maternity hospital where his first son was born early Monday....
  • Toying with children's safety

    The 213-piece Imaginarium coloring set sold at Toys R Us includes felt pens, crayons, oil pastel markers, watercolors, a mixing palette, a brush, a ruler, a pencil and a pencil sharpener. And lead -- possibly enough to permanently disable a kid. The...