There is a good chance that you or someone you know, has gotten the news that they are expecting a baby soon! There is definitely a post-pandemic baby boom that is happening here in New York State. As exciting as that news can be, it is equally as scary for new parents.

The worries and the fears that parents have when they are just getting started on their family is completely understandable. After just 9 months, suddenly YOU are responsible for another human for the rest of your life! It can be overwhelming and after having three kids and one on the way, I still feel that fear with our kids.

As hard as you try to protect them, there are always going to be things that you didn't plan for or research that can come up. But beyond the fears and anxiety of being a parent, there is simply nothing more rewarding or that gives you as much joy as being a parent.

That being said, it never hurts to pay attention to the things that are popping us as being unsafe or recalled. There is one item that is back in the news and experts say to stop using it.

This is an item that was previously in the news after reports of injury and death.

The good weather is here and it is that time of the year to remind your older kids and toddlers about paying attention when they ride their bikes, or swim. We are certainly not expert parents. But after having four kids in under 7 years, we have learned to help them focus more on keeping themselves alert to certain dangers.

LOOK: Baby names that are illegal around the world

Stacker scoured hundreds of baby name databases and news releases to curate a list of baby names that are illegal somewhere in the world, along with explanations for why they’re banned.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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