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Parenting Poop: What Big Apple Moms and Dads Are Buzzing About

  • Savior sitter
The massacre in Mumbai is getting endless news coverage , most of which leaves readers disenheartened with the world. This story , however, will warm your ticker up: A nanny risked her life by rescuing her two-year-old charge in the immediate aftermath of the attacks.
  • It is easy being green
Looks like the Grinch isn't the only one being green this holiday. CNN offers suggestions in buying safe and environmentally friendly toys made out of wood, organic cotton, bamboo, wool or hemp.
  • Remedy your parenting quandaries
Got a few questions about your babe's habits that need answering? Like, um, is that spitup supposed to be putrid orange? Urbanbaby.com is talking up a storm about the hour-long Swellbeing Webinars , courtesy of the go-to NYC-based parenting resource, which help urban parents navigate particular child-rearing humps through live interactive webcasts. At just $30 each, you can afford to query all of Junior's inconsistancies. Brilliant.
  • Delivery room goes "Hello, Kitty" crazy
One hospital in Taiwan is decked out in the Sanrio feline--from a statue in the lobby to nurses dressed head-to-toe in pink--which they believe will "ease the stress of childbirth as well as boost business." Me-ow. hello kitty
  • Age is, apparently, just a number
A second 70-year-old woman in India has given birth thanks to Invitro Fertilization. Though we're happy for the couple who previously had not been able to have children, we can't help but wonder: How in the world is this mom planning on chasing after her tot as she enters her 80s?!
  • Dictionary disaster!
Over in England, the Oxford University Press' Junior Dictionary has been revised to omit many "Christian" terms. Words like "aisle", "bishop", and "chapel" are being kicked to the curb in favor of "blog", "broadband" and "celebrity." Oy. It's only a matter of time until wellie is replaced by Winehouse.
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