Things We’ve Read: Week of Dec. 9th, 2013

BPA is still everywhere, and mounting evidence suggests harmful effects. (Washington Post): These days the baby aisle shelves are lined with products proudly announcing: “BPA-free.” But the chemical is found in many other common items: medical devices, dental sealants and compact discs, and even paper receipts. In short, it’s pretty hard to avoid the chemical.

Mindfulness for Fathers: 5 Difficult Feelings We Can Learn to Love (Huffington Post): What feelings and fears do guys confront when becoming a father? One dad describes how one man came to appreciate and even love what emotions he once feared.

Wall Street Mothers, Stay-Home Fathers (NYTimes): Growing numbers of women on Wall Street say is enabling them to compete with new intensity: a stay-at-home husband.”… the couples have come to question just what is male behavior and female behavior, noting how quickly their preconceived notions dissolve once they depart from assigned roles.”

High chair injuries on the rise, study finds (Today): The number of high chair-related injuries increased by more than 22 percent between 2003 and 2010, according to a nationwide study. This article covers explanations about this trend and tips for protecting your little one in his or her high chair.

7 Ways a Second Pregnancy Can’t Compare to a First (Huffington Post): What do kumquats have to do with pregnancy? An honest & funny comparison of one NYC mom’s experience with her second pregnancy vs. her first.