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    Keep It Close for Comfort


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    When Mary Claire, 8 months, is ready for a nap or bedtime, her mom better have her silk, pink blankie on hand -- or else. Sound familiar? Comfort items, such as blankets, stuffed animals, bottles and pacifiers, take center stage for many children, starting around six months. As infants begin to first discover they are independent people from their parents, they often attach to one special item that helps soothe them when they are feeling cranky, hungry, sick, or tired.

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    By Margit Feury

    When Mary Claire, 8 months, is ready for a nap or bedtime, her mom better have her silk, pink blankie on hand -- or else. Sound familiar? Comfort items, such as blankets, stuffed animals, bottles and pacifiers, take center stage for many children, starting around six months. As infants begin to first discover they are independent people from their parents, they often attach to one special item that helps soothe them when they are feeling cranky, hungry, sick, or tired. (This is differ ... Continue reading Keep It Close for Comfort.


    Life Insurance - Pros and Cons of Starting Young


    babyprofilesmall.jpgIs infant life insurance a boon, or a boondoggle? On the pro side are companies like Gerber Life and Globe Life Insurance that promote infant life insurance as a way of providing financial security to families and, eventually, to the insured children once they have grown. Critics complain that the investment benefits of infant life insurance are overstated. They suggest taking the money that would go into a life insurance policy and investing in something else. Who is right?

    babyprofilesmall.jpgby Bradley Steffens

    Is infant life insurance a boon, or a boondoggle? On the pro side are companies like Gerber Life and Globe Life Insurance that promote infant life insurance as a way of providing financial security to families and, eventually, to the insured children once they have grown. Critics complain that the investment benefits of infant life insurance are overstated. They suggest taking the money that would go into a life insurance policy and investing in something else. Who ... Continue reading Life Insurance - Pros and Cons of Starting Young.