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  1. Disciplining Toddlers: Time In or Time Out?

    What do you do when your adorable toddler engages in not-so-adorable behavior, like hitting the friend who snatches her toy, biting Mommy, or throwing her unwanted plate of peas across the room? Is it time for…timeout? Timeout -- removing a child from the environment where misbehavior has occurred t

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  2. A Solid Start: Introducing Baby to Solid Foods

    There’s nothing more adorable than a picture of a happy baby contentedly smearing food on his face -- and everywhere else. (Until it’s time to clean up, of course.)  Starting your baby on solid food can be fun, playful, and messy! For some parents, introducing solid foods can also be confusing. When

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  3. Newborn Care: What You Need for Baby

    Baby’s on the way and it seems there are dozens of newborn care "must-haves" on your long list. At the top are modern necessities like infant seats, baby strollers, and cribs of course, but what else do you need to take care of your newborn? To find out, WebMD went to the pros -- pediatricians as we

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  4. Expert Q&A: Choosing Baby Gear

    All parents want the best for their baby, but that doesn't mean you need to blow your budget on the most expensive baby gear. Consumer advocate Alan Fields and wife Denise Fields,  co-authors of Baby Bargains, Baby 411, and Toddler Bargains, have been helping new parents find deals and steals on bab

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  5. Baby Furniture: What's Essential?

    You're probably looking forward to buying furniture for your baby's nursery, but you may also find the prospect overwhelming. You'll quickly find out that whether you shop at the mall or in cyberspace, there is a dizzying -- and often high-priced -- array of choices in baby nursery decor. Which furn

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  6. How Christina Applegate Stays Healthy and Happy

    Raised in Los Angeles by a single mother, comedic actor Christina Applegate, 41, remembers feeling the same pressures we all face growing up: trying to fit in with other kids while also forging a healthy sense of self. Applegate, who returns next month to the big screen in Anchorman 2: The Legend Co

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  7. Q&A With Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles

    Your son, Magnus, is now 11 months old. What's been the biggest revelation about being a new mom? Children require you to be truly present in the moment. I tend to be one of those people who thinks about four to five steps ahead. That has served me well in my life and in my career, and in my success

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  8. Hiring Baby Care Help

    Bringing your newborn home from the hospital can be an exciting but nerve-wracking time. Although you no longer have the helpful hands of the maternity ward nurses, you don’t have to go it alone. Having outside help can be a blessing. Here’s what you need to know about hiring an in-home baby care pr

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  9. Cord Blood Banking

    Are you considering storing your baby’s your cord blood? Or donating it to a bank? Here are a few things to know. Cord blood is rich in stem cells, which can be used in place of bone marrow stem cells to treat more than 80 life-threatening diseases. “Cord blood transplants are increasingly needed to

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  10. Everyday Calorie Burners

    Is your day jam-packed with commitments -- work, school, errands, housecleaning, child care? Do you laugh at the notion of even having 30 minutes to fit in an exercise DVD, much less time to run to the gym? That doesn’t mean you can’t get a good workout every day, just as part of your daily routine.

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