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  1. Parenting: What Does It Mean to Raise a Child in a Green World?

    More and more parents with children and babies are going green – and we're not talking about broccoli. Since 2002, sales of organic products, from strawberries to clothing and shampoo, have nearly tripled, according to a 2010 survey done by the Organic Trade Association. "I see lots of families aski

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  2. Do You Know What You’re Putting on Your Baby?

    Your baby’s skin is smooth, soft, and highly delicate. “A baby’s skin is thinner and has less hair, so it’s more fragile than yours,” says Pamela Jakubowicz, MD, dermatologist at Montefiore Medical Center and assistant clinical professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  So how you care for y

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  3. What Becoming a Mom Taught White Collar's Tiffani Thiessen

    Two weeks after welcoming her daughter, Harper Renn, into the world, White Collar star Tiffani Thiessen is relaxing into her role as a new mom. "The first night home was so overwhelming and surreal," says the 36-year-old, who began modeling at the age of 8, won America's heart as the adorable cheerl

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  4. Expert Q&A: Meeting Your Baby's Nutrition Needs

    Even if the baby appears hungry and ready, we generally wait until at least four months to give solids. The best evidence right now is that the window for introducing solids is between 4 and 6 months of age. By then, we think babies are mature enough to deal with solid food -- meaning that they’re a

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  5. Expert Q&A: Tips for Successful Breastfeeding

    Even new mothers who seem to sail through the first days of breastfeeding have questions: How do I know if my milk supply is enough for my baby? How long should the baby nurse? What can I do about sore nipples? WebMD talked to Laurel Schultz, MD, a San Francisco-area pediatrician and mother of two b

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  6. Expert Q&A: Baby Development

    Should my baby be walking by now? Why isn’t my baby talking yet? From day one, thinking about these and other milestones in baby development seems to be part of a parent’s job description. Fortunately, it’s part of a pediatrician’s job description to provide reassurance and answers. WebMD talked to

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  7. The ABCs of Formulas

    Babies fuss, cry, spit up, and get gassy. When they have these symptoms frequently, it's up to their parents to figure out what's wrong. Often the first place parents will look for clues is the baby's diet. In their quest to soothe a fussy baby, many parents try changing formulas, assuming that the

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  8. What Influences Your Baby’s Growth?

    A baby's first year is a time of incredible growth. In just the first six months of life, babies will double their birth weight. By the end of their first year, they'll triple their weight. Most babies have their first well-baby visit within the first couple of weeks after they are born. Then they'l

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  9. Would You Bring Your Kids to the Office Full Time?

    By Marisa Cohen When Denise Towne packed her hiking boots and moved from upstate New York to Vermont after graduating high school, she couldn't wait to lose herself in the beautiful scenery, the hiking trails, and all the opportunities to go snowboarding. But it quickly dawned on Denise, now 38, who

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  10. Expert Q&A: Bathing and Soothing Baby’s Skin

    Guidelines for baby skin care can seem complicated -- full of recommendations about using this and avoiding that. But caring for baby’s skin isn’t really that difficult. Sometimes new parents overdo it with products that aren’t necessary for babies. To understand some of the best ways to care for yo

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