Crib notes: H20, hugs and hormones in the home

Sep. 2, 2010 at 5:29 PM ET

Amusing anecdotes, helpful hints and interesting items about parenting from around the Web. Drink up: Wellness expert Dr. Maoshing Ni explains why your kids need to drink more water. Need to give your baby a shot? Never mind the sugar, comfort them with a hug. Home is where the hormones are: How oxytocin stimulates bonding behaviors in mothers and fathers. “Too many conversations about pooping!” How one dad handled a solo-parenting weekend. A parent’s dilemma: Pushing too hard versus giving up too soon. Only in New York: A moment of dubious parenting caught on camera. What about you? Spotted anything noteworthy on the Web that you’d like to share with TODAY Moms? Let us know in the comments below.