Monday, February 27, 2012

TYLENOL® Recall Due to SimpleMeasure™ Dosing System

Make sure you don’t have this in your medicine cabinet! McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 574,000 bottles of Infant Tylenol Oral Suspension 1 oz grape. The medicine is used as a pain reliever and fever reducer. The lot numbers that are being recalled are BIL0U00, BIL0V00, BIL3500, BJL2D00, BJL2E00, BJL2T00 and BJL2U00, with the UPC code 300450122308, so check your bottles.

The recall was announced as a precaution after the company received a few complaints from parents who had difficulty using the product’s “SimpleMeasure” dosing system. The system includes a dosing syringe that the parent inserts into a protective cover (or “flow restrictor”) at the top of the bottle to measure the proper dose. There were reports of a malfunction because the flow restrictor was pushed into the bottle while the syringe was inserted.

If you have this medication and the flow restrictor is pushed into the bottle, you shouldn’t use it. You can request a refund by visiting or contacting McNeil at 1-888-222-6036, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time and Saturday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. If you still have concerns, contact your doctor or go to

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-- Sarah Yang

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

So Dads, wanna know what REALLY goes on in Mommy and Me!

by Julie Wright, MFT, 
Leader of The Wright Mommy and Me Classes

I was literally sitting here trying to think of a fun way to start this blog and impart our exciting news when I received this email:

Hi Julie,
I was wondering if you knew of a good "Daddy and me" type group that might be good for my husband. I wish he was getting all the good info and support that I have been getting :)

I’m not kidding; this just in!

Thanks Anne!  That about sums up what I’ve heard over and over in my classes.  “I wish my husband/partner could hear this!”

We strive to bring high level, mindfulness oriented, research based information to our classes but only half of our parents are benefiting, at least until now.  Our dads are just as hungry for this information and support! 

Speaking of research, it’s been documented that a large number of couples report decreased marital satisfaction after the birth of a baby. We also know that couples who communicate well and are able to negotiate ways to work together, have a much better chance of staying happy in their marriage.  If moms and dads are discussing their experiences together in a supportive atmosphere, it can’t help but make sense that they will be better teammates in this challenging new adventure.

We also know that when we have had a “Dads Day” in a Mommy and Me class, it’s been an enormous success.  Our dads love to see all the babies, sing silly songs and share stories and tips with other parents, just like moms do.  There’s every reason to invite Dads in, to tell them what really goes on in Mommy and Me, so that they too can, as Anne put it so well, “get all the good info and support that I’ve been getting.”

Well, finally, the time has come.  We are offering a Mommy and DADDY and Me Class at The Pump Station and Nurtury™ for the first time!  The class will meet on Sundays from 12:00 – 1:30 and the first 8 – week session will begin soon! 

Jane Rosen, PhD, who has extensive experience with moms, dads, babies and couples is very happy to be leading the class. 
Mommy and Daddy and Me classes include but are not limited to:
•guidance for sleeping and eating
•developmental play
•attachment and separation
•optimizing your baby’s capacities through your relationship
•mindful parenting in challenging moments
•the science of praise
•supportive friendships with other moms and dads
•songs, movement, fun!
•adjustment to parenthood
•back to work/finding balance
•partner issues/reconnecting after baby
•preschool tips
•potty training

Please email with your baby’s name, birth date, your phone number. Feel free to contact her if you have any questions.

Be our Mommy & Me Friends with Benefits!
When you sign up for an 8-week session you get to enjoy the following benefits:
  • Breastfeeding Support Groups for only $10 (reg $15)
  • 10% off all merchandise purchases*
  • Guidance and support from clinical therapists of health professionals with extensive background in early childhood development and parenting.
  • The support and friendship of other moms who will be part of your world for years to come! You can't put a price on that!
*Offer valid from registration through last day of session. Proof of I.D. will be required. Not valid to towards Medela Pump In Style and Free Style Breastpumps, rentals, consults, classes, sale merchandise or online orders.