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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Many Car Seat Injuries Occur Outside the Car

    July 6, 2010 -- Car seats are supposed to protect infants from injury during a traffic accident, but they can increase the risk for injury when used inappropriately outside of the car, such as in the home or in a shopping cart, according to a new study. Shital N. Parikh, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon a

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. More Than 2 Million Cribs Recalled by 7 Manufacturers

    June 24, 2010 -- More than 2 million cribs are being recalled by Evenflo, Delta, and five other manufacturers. The recall swells to about 9 million the number of drop-side cribs recalled in the last five years, says Consumer Reports safety expert Don Mays. "They outsource the manufacture of these cr

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  7. Breastfeeding 4-6 Months Lowers Babies' Illness Risk

    June 21, 2010 -- Babies who are breastfed exclusively for the first four months of life and partially thereafter have a reduced risk of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, but six months on the breast alone is even better, new research indicates. Researchers in the Netherlands analyzed ques

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  8. Sugar Water Eases Vaccine Pain for Babies

    May 27, 2010 -- We know that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and now new research shows it may also take some of the ouch out of your infant's routine shots. The findings, which appear in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, show that infants up to 1 year of age shed fewer tears and

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  9. Breastfeeding Cuts Fever Risk After Vaccines

    May 17, 2010 -- Infants who are exclusively breastfed are less likely to run fevers after their routine immunizations than infants who are partially breastfed or only receive formula, a new study shows. As many moms can attest, babies can become very fussy and develop fevers after routine vaccinatio

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  10. Simplicity, Graco Cribs Recalled

    April 29, 2010 -- Certain Simplicity and Graco cribs are being recalled because of the risk of entrapment, suffocation, and strangulation. One child's death has been linked to a recalled Simplicity crib, and there have been 112 other cases of problems with the recalled Graco and Simplicity cribs, ac

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