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    1. Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord

      Consider the poignant story of your baby’s umbilical cord. For nine months it faithfully served as your baby’s lifeline. It provided him with oxygen, with nutrients, with life itself.

    2. Baby Personality Quiz: Tips for Dealing With Your Baby’s Unique Type

      Who is this little creature, this dictator dressed in a diaper? She's your baby, of course. And if you want to understand the newest member of your family, you need to study her in her natural habitat. In short, learn her temperament. Child development experts watch several key traits when determini

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    3. Is Your Baby on Track?

      There's more to tracking your baby's development than logging height and weight. There are a number of other childhood milestones to keep watch for. Pediatrician Michelle Bailey, MD, medical director of Duke Health Center at Southpoint, says you can look for signs of emerging motor and language skil

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    4. New Studies Sharpen Circumcision Debate

      Rachel Spencer, a neonatal intensive care nurse in Lake Bluff, Ill., and her physician husband had their first son circumcised in 2000. But over the next seven years, as three more sons were born, the Spencers chose not to repeat the procedure. "After doing research, I learned that circumcision isn'

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    5. This Is What Adoption Feels Like

      By Gina Shaw It seems so simple, and in a very basic way, it is: There are children out there who need a warm and loving home, and there are families yearning to provide all that and more. But making it all come together; well, that part can get complex. Here's how five families found their way alon

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    6. Can You Boost Your Child’s Intelligence?

      Aside from genetics, what influences your child's IQ? Clearly, good nutrition, protection from toxins, and plenty of playtime and exercise can nurture a child's intelligence. But can you really build a smarter child? Many child development experts now focus less on measuring a child's IQ than on hel

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    7. Should You Feed Your Baby on Demand or on a Schedule?

      Whether to feed baby on a schedule or on demand is a question almost every parent asks.

    8. Circumcision Decision: Weighing the Risks and Benefits

      If there was a cheap, safe, one-dose vaccine that gave your newborn boy significant lifelong protection against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, as well as protection against cancer and various annoying infections, would you get it for him? Well, there is one. It’s called neonatal circu

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    9. 10 Rules for Baby-Proofing Your Marriage

      Most new parents know they will eventually have to cover their electrical sockets and take other steps to baby-proof their home, but what they may not know is that it can be equally important to baby-proof their marriage. In Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate

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    10. Tips on Hiring Nannies

      Unfortunately, it's not likely Mary Poppins, Supernanny Jo Frost, or even Nanny McPhee is going to show up at your door the morning you're ready to return to work from maternity leave. The search for a nanny can be daunting and the thought of leaving your newborn or toddler with a virtual stranger c

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