One universal truth all new parents quickly learn: babies require a lot of stuff. And while you'll probably use almost everything you put on your registry — and buy even more once your bundle arrives — your little one outgrows once-vital bottles, onesies, baby food, and that infant car seat incredibly quickly. So what to do with all that leftover (and sometimes super expensive) stuff? Simply follow our handy guide to determine whether to toss, keep, or donate!
Mothers can't milk it. An interesting piece in the New York Times examines things that are covered by tax-sheltered flexible spending healthcare accounts — everything from dentures to acne creams — and one that isn't, breast pumps. It said:
Despite a growing body of research indicating that the antibodies passed from mother to child in breast milk could reduce disease among infants — including one recent study that found it could prevent the premature death of 900 babies a year — the I.R.S. has denied a request from the American Academy of Pediatrics to reclassify breast-feeding costs as a medical care expense.
What is your opinion?