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    1. 6 Serious Symptoms in Babies Never to Ignore

      Becoming a parent for the first time is amazing, but it can also be scary -- especially the first time your baby gets sick. It can be tempting to hit the panic button for every little cough or rash. How can you tell what's serious, what's just new parent jitters, and what can wait until your baby’s

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    2. 7 Secrets of Toddler Discipline

      Have you ever found yourself in deep negotiations with your 2-year-old over whether she can wear her princess costume to preschool for the fifth day in a row? Have you taken the "walk of shame" out of the local supermarket after your toddler threw a temper tantrum on the floor? There may be comfort

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    3. Let Dad Be Dad: 6 Ways to Encourage New Fathers

      When your newborn finally arrives, it’s easy to feel like there are two stars of the show: mom and baby. But what about dad? While he didn’t just push a live being out of his body, he’s probably as scared and excited as you are, and his role isn’t as clearly defined. Read on for our top six tips on

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    4. Breastfeeding: 11 Things That May Help

      Have you decided to try breastfeeding, at least part of the time? Some items can make the process easier, more convenient, and more comfortable. Here are 11 supplies that may help: Many hospitals give new moms lanolin samples to help soothe sore, cracked nipples. It's safe for babies to ingest, too,

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    5. 5 Stretches for New Moms

      After having a baby, it’s perfectly normal to feel like your body is a little off. "Your back, shoulders, and hips are likely to feel tight,” says Erica Ziel, a personal trainer in Newport Beach, CA. These five moves will soothe common sore spots and help ease you back into a fitness program. “When

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    6. 9 Ways to Wean a Child off Thumb Sucking

      Kara Angelone's 3-year-old daughter Addie was a thumb-sucker from day one -- literally. Tucked away in her baby book is an ultrasound image of Addie sucking her thumb in the womb. Now, three years later, she's still not ready to let it go. "It makes her feel safe and comfortable," Angelone says. "I

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    7. No-Nonsense Napping Guide for Toddlers

      Napping is an important part of your toddler's day as well as yours. Your child needs to recharge and reboot or everyone will suffer the consequences. And you count on nap time to get the things done you need to do. But why are naps so critical to youngsters, and when do they outgrow the need? How c

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    8. Parenting by Your Toddler's Personality Type

      Rambunctious, mobile, and caught in a riptide of emotion, toddlers are the uncivilized, pedal-to-the-metal humans, matched only by the older edition called teenagers, experts (and parents) say. Pediatrician Harvey Karp, author and creator of The Happiest Toddler on the Block, says if babies are ange

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    9. Work With Your Child's Personality

      Active, persistent, intense, sensitive. Whether we're adults, teens, or even toddlers, we're each born with our own emotional style, or temperament. Our temperament affects our behavior, personality, and even our health. If you want to encourage your kids to eat better and exercise more, it's a good

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    10. 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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