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  1. Even Babies Need Exercise

    Parents are starting to catch on to the idea that everyone needs exercise, even infants and toddlers. Energetic and rambunctious, 18-month-old Aiden pushes his toy stroller around a playground in New York City. "I really try to encourage him to move around as much as possible," says Aiden's mother,

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  2. Find Yourself After Having a Baby

    As a pregnant woman, people reach out to touch you; you're like a magnet. Once baby is born, the focus shifts to the child. How can you rediscover and nurture your core in a gale of new responsibilities? It all begins with the positive pregnancy test, according to Jennifer Louden, author of The Preg

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  3. Find Yourself After Having a Baby

    As a pregnant woman, people reach out to touch you; you're like a magnet. Once baby is born, the focus shifts to the child. How can you rediscover and nurture your core in a gale of new responsibilities? It all begins with the positive pregnancy test, according to Jennifer Louden, author of The Preg

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  4. Baby Got You Up At Night?

    Jennifer Drobny says that life with her 8-month-old daughter, Olivia, had become exhausting. The baby had never slept through the night. "We'd have to hold her and 'dance her' to sleep for an hour. Then she'd give us at most two hours' sleep and be awake again," says Drobny. "I thought with my exper

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  5. Baby Has an Ear Infection

    Feb. 18, 2002 -- No matter how conscientious parents are, babies are likely to come down with colds during their first year, and colds often lead to ear infections. "The signs and symptoms can be very general, so they need to be looked at, especially in really young children less than 2 months of ag

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  6. A Solid Foundation

    Feb. 4, 2002 -- When Kyra Hurlbut was 5 months old, she began trying to snatch food from her mother's spoon. Her mother, Lydia, knew that this was a cue that Kyra was ready for solid foods. With the first cereal serving, it was love at first bite. "She chowed the whole thing," Mom says. Eating "real

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  7. The Formula Conundrum

    Jan. 28, 2002 -- There's no real formula for choosing a baby formula, and this poses a puzzle for parents. Soy, hypoallergenic, low-iron -- moms and dads can get dizzy staring at the formula choices on grocery shelves. But experts advise keeping it simple: Most infants will do just fine on the stand

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  8. When a Disease Causes Baby's Colic

    Jan. 14, 2002 -- Christie Manners of Duvall, Wash., was worn out by her colicky baby boy, Gabriel. He would cry inconsolably for hour after hour, and no amount of rocking, singing, or walking would calm him. No one was able to sleep -- not the baby; and certainly not mom and dad. For many parents li

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  9. Fat in Formula for Brainier Babies?

    Nov. 28, 2001 -- All agree that when it comes to feeding babies, breast milk is best. Infant formula manufacturers even market their products by claiming they are as close as possible to mother's milk. But in the United States, at least, commercial baby formulas are missing key ingredients of breast

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  10. Making Baby Genius

    Oct. 10, 2001 -- Want to boost your baby's brainpower? When preschool interviews loomed for my toddler twins, I got to thinking about that "Mozart for Babies" CD. We'd played it twice and abandoned it when it got on everyone's nerves. The "Learn Your Colors" flash cards met a similar fate: The kids

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