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    1. When to Call the Pediatrician

      If you're a parent, you've probably wrestled with the question more than once when your kid got sick: Should I call the doc? Whether your little one has a fever, cough, or tummy ache, the moment always arrives when you wonder if it's time to get advice from a pro. Rachel Bolton of Nashville, TN, got

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    2. Baby-Led Weaning: Is It Right for Your Child?

      When Jennifer Fliss gave her 7-month-old daughter solid foods for the first time, she did it without using a single spoon. “We roasted sweet potatoes and cut them into about 1-inch square pieces,” she says. “We sat her in her chair and put them in front of her.” After that, Fliss says, she sat back

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    3. Is It Colic or Something Else?

      Mother’s intuition told Nikki Leith that something was wrong with her baby girl. At just 2 weeks old, baby Madilyn spent most of her waking hours wailing. “She cried all day. If she wasn’t nursing or sleeping, she was crying, screaming, or just unhappy,” recalls the 31-year-old mother of two from Ow

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    4. Infant Gas: How to Prevent and Treat It

      Babies can be pretty gassy. It’s common for them to pass gas 13-21 times each day! Why so much? Infants have plenty of chances to swallow air, like when they: Eat, whether food comes from a breast or bottle Suck a pacifier Cry When air gets trapped in your baby’s belly, you may notice that she: Burp

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    5. Common Products That Can Harm Your Baby

      Many common household items contain hazardous substances, some of which can interfere with the body’s hormones. These chemicals might not pose a problem for you, but they could affect your baby’s health. “Babies’ bodies are still immature, and they lack the ability to clear chemicals and other subst

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    6. Baby's First Year: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

      New parents tend to fret about lots of things: every fever, every early morning awakening when their baby still isn't sleeping through the night. Elaine Donoghue, MD, FAAP, understands. She's the co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Early Childhood. Her insights might help

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    7. How to Care for Your Baby's Teeth

      When your baby flashes his gummy smile, caring for teeth that have yet to sprout is probably the last thing on your mind. "The surprising thing to a lot of parents is how early you need to start," says Amr Moursi, DDS, PhD, associate professor and chair of New York University's Department of Pediatr

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    8. Are Toys and Gadgets Good for Your Baby?

      The toy aisle of the average American retailer is a carnival of lights, color, and sound. Every shelf overflows with gadgets that flash, twirl, beep, spin, and play a symphony of kid-friendly tunes. But before you plunk down $29.99 for a baby light-up cell phone or electric guitar, consider this: Do

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    9. Does Cooing to Babies Help Them Learn?

      By Jenn Sturiale The Rumor: People coo to babies because they're tiny and cute, but it doesn't really serve a purpose It's an irrefutable law of nature, as powerful as gravity, to which no one seems immune: Put an infant into the arms of even the most grown-up grownup, and soft cooing and baby talk

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    10. Solving Your Diaper Dilemma

      What else besides lack of sleep and feeding after feeding does a parent have to look forward to during baby's first year? Diapers. Mounds and mounds of them. Some moms and dads know from the get-go that they'll love the convenience of disposable diapers. And some know there's something just right ab

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