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    1. How to Care for Your Baby's Teeth

      When your baby flashes his gummy smile, caring for teeth that have yet to sprout is probably the last thing on your mind. "The surprising thing to a lot of parents is how early you need to start," says Amr Moursi, DDS, PhD, associate professor and chair of New York University's Department of Pediatr

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    2. Baby's First Year: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

      New parents tend to fret about lots of things: every fever, every early morning awakening when their baby still isn't sleeping through the night. Elaine Donoghue, MD, FAAP, understands. She's the co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Early Childhood. Her insights might help

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    3. Christina Milian's Fun-Loving Parenting Style

      Just like the free-spirited mom she plays on Fox's new series Grandfathered, Christina Milian approaches life with gusto. The 34-year-old actor, musician, and single mom has a bazillion balls in the air, and she wouldn't trade her lifestyle for anything. When she's not tossing around lines with her

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    4. Diapers for Toddlers: What to Know

      Your baby has grown up a lot! Around the time you start to plan his second birthday, he might be gaining the language and physical skills needed to start toilet training. The end of the diaper era isn’t quite over, yet. But your child’s needs are changing. To master this new stage of diaper duty, ke

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    5. 5 Tips for Baby Skin Care

      Nothing is sweeter than the soft, smooth skin of a newborn. As he starts to grow, you can take these five simple steps to keep the skin feeling pampered and feeling good. It’s great if you enjoy it as a nightly ritual. But when time is short, know that you don’t have to fully bathe your baby more th

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    6. Expert Answers for Diaper Rash Questions

      Do your toughest questions about diaper rash come up after your family doctor's hours? Then you’ll want to read up on pediatricians’ best advice on large and small topics to help ease your little one’s discomfort. Should I change my baby’s diet? Some things, such as fruit juices, can give babies dia

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    7. When to Worry About an Eating Disorder

      By Rachel Ehmke All teenagers worry about their appearance. Self-esteem can be precarious during adolescence, and body consciousness comes with the territory. But if you’ve noticed that your child is fixated on weight, you're probably worried. So what’s the difference between normal behavior and beh

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    8. How Can You Help Your Child with Sensory Processing Issues Do Better in School?

      There is no medication to treat sensory processing issues, but there are therapies, as well as practical changes you can make at school and home to help your child feel and do better. Occupational therapists (or OTs) are the specialists who work with kids who have sensory issues. The majority of OTs

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    9. 10 Tips for Parenting Your Pre-teen

      By Juliann Garey It's typically between the ages of nine and twelve that our cute, cuddly little children, once so willing to climb into our laps and share their secrets, suddenly want little or nothing to do with us. Your pre-adolescent is not the same person he was just a year or two ago. He has c

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    10. 10 Tips for Parenting Anxious Children

      Many well-meaning parents try to protect anxious kids from their fears, but overprotecting can actually make anxiety worse. Here are pointers for helping kids cope with anxiety without reinforcing it. 1. Don't try to eliminate anxiety; do try to help a child manage it. The best way to help kids over

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