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  1. Diapering Your Growing Baby

    At around 24 months, your child may 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. Before

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  2. How to Protect Your Baby From Whooping Cough

    As a parent, the thought of your baby getting whooping cough, or pertussis, may concern you. But you can take steps to protect your little one, even before he is born. In order to keep your baby safe, you’ll need to protect yourself and your whole family. Pertussis vaccines don’t completely wipe out

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  3. Measuring and Mixing Formula

    No matter which type of formula you choose, it's important to measure and mix it properly so your baby safely gets the nutrition he needs. "Measuring and reconstituting infant formula is particularly important when it concerns low-birth-weight and premature babies," says David Saltzman, MD, a Chicag

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  4. What to Do When Baby Refuses a Bottle

    Not all babies take to a bottle right away. Try these tips to turn your feeding problems around. If you're calm and relaxed, your baby may be more receptive to the bottle. "Babies are sensitive creatures and pick up on stress in mom and dad," says Megan L. Shope, a certified doula supervisor. Create

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  5. Five Tips for Baby Skin Care

    Nothing is sweeter than the soft, smooth skin of a newborn. Your baby’s skin is a protective barrier, too. It will continue to change through her first year of life. Here’s how to keep it pampered and feeling good. Even if you enjoy baby’s bath time as a nightly ritual, know that you don’t have to f

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  6. Newborn Baths 101

    For new parents, bath time can be daunting, with all that water and a slippery, wiggly baby. Eileen Costello, MD, a pediatrician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, helps new moms and dads understand how to keep their baby well-washed and safe. "For newborns, until the umbilical cord comes of

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  7. Gun Safety With Kids in the House

    How do you keep kids safe when you have guns in your home? After all, a child as young as 3 has the strength to pull a trigger. Bill Brassard, director of Project ChildSafe, a gun-safety education program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, has some simple tips for parents: Always keep guns

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  8. Kids' Sports Injuries

    More than 1.3 million kids went to the ER with sports injuries in 2012. That’s a lot of torn knee ligaments, sprained ankles, and busted heads. Which are the most dangerous activities? And what can you do to keep a young athlete safe? Football caused the most emergency room visits among U.S. athlete

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  9. Breast Pumps for Nursing Moms

    The closeness and comfort of nursing your baby can be the most wonderful and unique experience. But for most nursing moms, the time comes when you need to be away from your little one -- for work, because of illness, or just for a night out to reconnect with your partner. At times like these, a brea

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  10. 10 Things to Do When Your Child Loses His Cool

    Parenting can be the most rewarding job ever, but it also can be one of the hardest, like when the child you love dearly is spinning out of control. It happens to every parent. Just remember to breathe, and try these strategies to get your kid – and yourself - back on track. 1. Know the signs. It’s

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