That cup of decaf might not really be decaf

Most moms try to eliminate, or at least limit, the amount of caffeine they consume while pregnant and nursing. According to the March of Dimes Foundation, moms-to-be should limit their caffeine to less than 12 ounces a day.

But can you really be sure what’s in your cup is really decaf? You can now with D+caf caffeine test strips, $9.95 for a package of 20, www.caffeinetest.com. Dip this little pregnancy test-like strip into your coffee, tea or soda and find out just how much caffeine is slipping into your life. You just might be surprised.

Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Since 1984, the Chicago Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for Chicagoland families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.
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