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    1. Bottle Feeding and Formula: Expert Q&A

      From how to hold the bottle to how much to feed, new parents have many questions about feeding. Here are some answers from board-certified pediatrician Renee A. Alli, MD, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in practice in metro Atlanta. What's the best way to choose a formula? Your pediat

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    2. Cyber Safety for Kids

      Your seventh-grade son wants to join a social network to swap skateboarding tips with his pals. Your daughter in high school doesn't hang out at the mall with her girlfriends like you once did -- she's too busy posting selfies with them on Instagram. Should you put a stop to this digital dependence?

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    3. Get a Good Night's Sleep: Tips for You and Your Family

      If you're like many Americans, you're probably not getting enough sleep. Constantly on the go, you may think you never have enough time to finish everything on your to-do list. But that doesn't mean you should shortchange your sleep -- or your health, for that matter. "People don't respect their sle

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    4. Kristen Bell: Living the Healthy Life

      Kristen Bell just killed her vegetable garden. It's not what you think. Showtime's House of Lies star and her husband, actor Dax Shepard, haven't suddenly decided to convert from their healthy vegetarian lifestyle to well-done steaks and French fries. In fact, the demise of Bell's beloved veggie pat

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    5. Q&A With Molly Sims

      She may be girl-next-door gorgeous, but Molly Sims, 41, will be the first person to tell you just how much time and effort goes into getting camera-ready. And in her new book out this coming January, The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple, she does just that. T

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    6. The ABCs of Toddler Playdates

      Boost your child's social skills and the fun in her day -- plan playdates. These get-togethers help toddlers build bonds with people outside of the family. “Kids really enjoy playing with each other, even if they don't seem to be that engaged,” says Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, PhD. She co-wrote A Ma

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    7. New Dads: What to Expect After Baby Arrives

      You know that becoming a dad will change your life. What you can't know is how, and in what ways. Nothing can fully prepare you for the joys and challenges of parenthood. But learning what to expect now may reduce the number of big surprises ahead. Here's a preview of how your newborn may change you

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    8. New Dads: How to Bond With Your Baby

      You're a dad now! It's exciting, though parts of it may be new to you -- like changing a diaper or soothing your crying baby. Many people focus on the mother-baby bond. But Pittsburgh pediatrician Mark Diamond says, "Other than the physical act of nursing, dads can do everything else: holding the ba

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    9. Is Dirt Good for Kids?

      It's the basic nature of young children to touch the very things in their environment that their parents find most disgusting. Just try to keep your 1-year-old from sticking the dog's bone in her mouth! Epidemic-scale flu seasons have health authorities imploring regular hand washing, and with talk

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    10. Baby on a Plane: How to Prepare

      Air travel can be an exercise in patience. Add a baby, with all the extra gear to lug, diapers to change, and cries to calm, and it becomes even more trying. Meg Collins, author of the e-book Flying With Baby, offers this advice for arriving at your destination with your sanity intact. Bring a car s

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