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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Breastfeeding: Get the Support You Need

    Nursing not coming naturally? You're not alone. It seems like breastfeeding should be instinctive -- women have been nursing babies for ages, after all. But for many new mothers (and their babies), breastfeeding can be awkward, uncomfortable, and unproductive in the beginning. With the right advice

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. When Parenting Styles Clash

    You give your kids what they want for dinner, but your spouse tells them they have to eat what the adults are eating. You don’t want your kids playing with toy guns, but their other parent wants to lead the charge in a big game of cops and robbers. Do you wonder about the mixed messages you’re sendi

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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. Recreational Drugs: 3 New Threats to Know About

    You can find Molly at concerts, festivals and anywhere teens and young adults gather. But Molly isn’t a girl; it’s an illegal recreational drug, one of several now growing in popularity. Because they’re illegal, there are no controls over what might be in them. In fact, many aren’t even the substanc

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