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  1. 8 Tips to Avoid Summer Bummers

    Heading out for a hike, camping, or just to the neighborhood pool? There are so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors and warm weather. Use these easy tips to avoid bug bites, sunburn, and other pesky problems. And get out there! To insects, that is.Scented soaps, perfumes, and hair sprays can attra

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  2. Q&A With Jaime King

    Hart of Dixie star Jaime King is no stranger to the spotlight. A model before her acting career took off, King graced the pages of A-list fashion magazines from Vogue to Harper's Bazaar. Now that her TV series has ended and she's become a mom, the talented beauty is taking a stab at a dream that's c

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  3. Heidi Klum: Supermodel, Super Mom, Super Mogul

    Heidi Klum RULES. She dominates the airwaves, celebrating her 14th season in August hosting Project Runway, for which she's won an Emmy, her 10th season hosting Germany's Next Topmodel, and her third season as a judge for America's Got Talent. And she reigns over her domestic front as a single mom t

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  4. How to Talk to Your Baby

    Babies and toddlers need lots of sleep, playtime, and love. They also need a parent who can carry on a conversation, and that doesn't mean baby talk. Vocabulary and communication skills should start early in life, with a steady stream of meaningful dialogue. Moms and dads need to make talking and bu

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  5. When Dad Does Chores, Girls Benefit

    Dads, did you know that doing your part with the dishes, laundry, and other household tasks might help your daughters see unlimited opportunities for their future? Fathers who did their fair share of domestic chores raised daughters who were more likely to dream of careers not limited by stereotypic

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  6. Expert Q&A: Crying and Colic

    Why is my baby crying? Could it be colic? What can I do? These are questions just about every new parent has. To get the answers, WebMD spoke with Renee A. Alli, MD, a mother and pediatrician in Dunwoody, GA. Here, Alli explains the ups and downs of fussy babies, including what may rev up your infan

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  7. Pacifiers: In or Out?

    Parents have relied on pacifiers for ages to calm crying infants. But are they really right for your baby? Here’s a look at the plusses and pitfalls. Some of the good things pacifiers can do for your baby -- and you -- include: Lower risk of SIDS. Pacifier use during naps or nighttime can prevent su

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  8. 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 gassy? Infants have plenty of opportunities to swallow air, like when they: Feed from a breast or bottle Suck a pacifier Cry So how can you tell if it's gas or something else? "If your baby is generally happy a

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  9. Q&A With Ali Wentworth

    From her unforgettable turn in Seinfeld as Jerry's "Schmoopie" and her 3 years as an on-air correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show, to film roles in It's Complicated and Jerry Maguire, actress Ali Wentworth can be counted on to make you laugh until it hurts to breathe. Her new book, Happily Ali Af

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  10. Does Parent Stress Affect Baby?

    Ever heard this saying? “When mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” That saying can ring true because your baby’s feelings are likely to mirror yours. People say babies are like sponges. They soak up information from the world around them and learn things at a fast pace. They’re also watching you.

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