Another roundup of links that first appeared on Williamsburg Mothering’s Facebook page – “LIKE” Williamsburg Mothering on Facebook to get the latest links as soon as they’re up!
- Top 100 Children’s Books of All Time. What’s your favorite? Are there any titles they forgot?
- The Bogus Breastfeeding Debate Over Nursing Older Kids. “The real outrage isn’t that some mothers measure their nursing experience in years. It’s that most mothers don’t get the support and nods of approval from their circles—family, community, the health-care system, media—that would help them to relax into a very ordinary nursing relationship of whatever length they choose.” Also interesting: her discussion of how breastfeeding can take the “terrible” out of the “terrible twos”… (The Daily Beast)
- The Five Best Toys of All Time. No childhood is complete without these five amazing toys! Seriously, they are the best! (My son Bennett would argue that lids should have made the list, but no matter…) (Wired)
- Benzocaine and Babies: Not a Good Mix. The FDA just came out against teething gels containing benzocaine, such as Orajel and Anbesol, for kiddos under age 2. What are your favorite non-drug teething remedies? Nursing, frozen blueberries, and “ice ghosts” (ice cube wrapped in a wash cloth and secured with a rubber band) have been helpful in our household! (FDA)