Author: Paul Banas

Paul Banas is the San Francisco-based publisher of Pregnancy Magazine, as well as editor of GreatDad.com, a parenting resource for fathers. He is married with two children, 12 and 16. He is passionate about promoting involved parenting, especially by fathers and also writes tech reviews.

In a bit of positive news, a new study by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) shows fewer dangerous effects for babies and children who contract Zika after they are born. As documented by the CDC, 158 babies, children, and teenagers contracted the disease between January 2015 and July 2016....

Epson Workforce Ecotank All-in-one Printer – $499 We love our Epson Workforce Ecotank printer with reloadable ink! If you’re just starting to “work from home,” because baby is on the way, or you’re preparing a career change, check out this new line Epson printers. They eliminate several bugaboos of home...

Lorex BB2411 2.4-Inch Sweet Peek Video Baby Monitor with IR Night Vision and Zoom $169.99 (but under $100 at Amazon) The Lorex Baby Sweet Peek monitor is a basic monitor entry in comparison to their other WIFI and networked security monitors. It has the simple functions you would expect from...

If you’ve resisted this recent fad because you don’t believe it, or you think it’s well, just gross, read on. Researchers writing in the Archives of Women’s Mental Health, reviewed 10 medical studies including four with humans and six on animals. While some studies found a possible link to improved...

If you haven’t heard of “kangaroo care,” that’s okay. It’s what moms, dads, and most mammals instinctively do: we hold on tight to our new little babies to protect them and keep them warm. Unfortunately, in the modern world, some moms and dads aren’t doing what comes naturally out of...

Review: iXpand Flash Drive for iOS  – frees up space on phone or iPad If you are short on space on your phone now that you’re taking 5o photos every day (every hour?), now there’s a way you can postpone paying $700 for the latest iDevice. SanDisk, maker of many different...

I’m back this week from 5 arduous days covering the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, on the prowl for new electronics solutions for moms and dads. Here are eight new devices I saw as I covered  6 convention halls full of new technology. 1. Temp-traq adhesive thermometer patches These band-aid like...

Withings Smart Baby Monitor MSRP: $299.00 Night vision; works with iPhone/iPad only; WIFI/Ethernet/Bluetooth withings.com The Withings Smart Baby Monitor is another screenless monitor that has a simple clean design. ... Since the monitor battery can be charged separately and the monitor will work without an Ethernet connection using WIFI, you...