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  1. How to Be a Better Father to Your Son

    As a dad, you're a role model for your son. You show him how to be a man -- and how not to be. "Your son's masculinity will be shaped by how involved you are," confirms psychologist Michael J. Diamond, PhD, author of My Father Before Me: How Fathers and Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Liv

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  2. 8 Tummy Time Tips for Your Baby

    As a new parent, you’ve no doubt been told by your doctor to always put your baby on his back every time he sleeps or naps. So you might not realize that it's also important for your little one to spend some time on his belly while wide awake. "Tummy time is when your infant lays on his (or) her sto

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  3. Q&A With Debi Mazar

    If Debi Mazar was a brand, the Ultimate New Yorker might be it. She's the Martin Scorsese alum who ran with Madonna on the Lower East Side during their salad days, and the East Coast transplant who went on to rule Hollywood as the wildly cursing, take-no-prisoners publicist Shauna Roberts in HBO's E

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  4. Top 10 Parenting Tips

    Parenting advice changes so often that it's easy to feel like you're doing it wrong no matter what. But Laura Markham, PhD, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids, has her own tips that have nothing to do with choosing between grounding and the time-out chair. Instead, they're all about your relation

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  5. 9 Breast-Milk Pumping Tips for New Moms

    When you’re a mom who breastfeeds, there may be times you need to be away from your baby. That’s when a breast pump comes in handy! It lets you store milk your little one can drink later, and it signals your body to keep making milk. Never pumped before? These tips will make it easier.   If you’re n

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  6. Changing From Breast to Bottle Feeding

    Maybe your baby finally learned how to fall asleep on her own, so she doesn't need to nurse at bedtime anymore. Maybe she's less excited about breast milk since you've offered finger foods. Or maybe your plan to pump milk at work every day is tougher than you thought. There are many reasons why you

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  7. How to Switch Your Baby From Bottle to Cup

    Whether you breastfeed, bottle feed, or do a combo of the two, at some point you'll wonder: Is it time to move on to a cup? If you just breastfeed, the easiest switch is to skip bottles entirely and go straight to cups around the 1-year mark, or whenever you decide to stop nursing. If your child hap

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  8. 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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  9. Tips to Diaper Your Growing Baby

    At around 24 months, your child might be gaining the language and physical skills needed to start toilet training. But diapers are still a fact of life for most young children at 2 and beyond.  Here’s what you need to know to master this new stage of diaper duty. Diaper size can change quickly. Befo

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  10. Expert Answers for Diaper Rash Questions

    Do your toughest questions about diaper rash come up after your family doctor's hours? Help is on the way.  Here, pediatricians offer their best advice on large and small topics to help ease your little one’s discomfort. Some foods, such as fruit juices, can give babies diarrhea or make their poop g

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