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    1. Homemade Baby Food: Is It Right for You?

      When you begin feeding your baby solid foods, it’s time to think about what foods you’re going to be feeding him. There are many healthy premade options, including organic baby food. But homemade baby food is a popular option for parents who want to know exactly what goes into their baby’s mouth --

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    2. How to Raise a Smart Baby

      Academic achievement. College scholarship. Presidential aspirations. These used to be phrases parents tossed around at their kid's high school graduation. Today, it's a new form of "baby talk." From maternity wards to toddler play groups to mommy chat rooms, how to raise a smart baby is a key focus

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    3. 6 Devices That Help With Bottle-Feeding

      It doesn’t take much to bottle-feed your baby. “All you really need is the bottle, nipple, and breast milk or formula,” says Hannah Chow-Johnson, MD, a pediatrician at Loyola University Medical Center. But a number of devices can make the process of preparing and cleaning those bottles easier. Since

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    4. Hiring Baby Care Help

      Bringing your newborn home from the hospital can be an exciting but nerve-wracking time. Although you no longer have the helpful hands of the maternity ward nurses, you don’t have to go it alone. Having outside help can be a blessing. Here’s what you need to know about hiring an in-home baby care pr

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    5. Beware the Know It Alls: How to Handle Unsolicited Baby Advice

      The battlefield: Tamara Derosia's baby shower. The fighting words: Baby wipe warmer. Oh sure, for those who worry about global warming, the recession, and house foreclosures, this might seem, um, silly. But certainly, it wasn't that way for the two women who were driven to debate the device -- baby'

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    6. Modern Moms Ask for Help

      Women have been trained to do everything ourselves. We think we're not supposed to ask for help -- and let’s face it, we often don’t like to. When my husband suggested that my mother-in-law come by for the day to watch my son so I could get work done, I immediately said, “Oh, no, I don’t want her to

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    7. When All Else Fails, Parent With Humor

      When it comes to parenting, it’s funny how humor can motivate children when more negative tactics do not. Jane Marie Scarboro’s 3-year-old son, Teddy, had been lagging behind on their family hike. And the Lafayette, CA, mother of two had felt herself getting annoyed. But then she switched tactics. O

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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. Home Treatments for Babies

      Parents have always looked to their gardens and pantries to treat common infant illness. Today, the use of complementary and alternative remedies is common not just in adults but also children. Whether it’s a nip of prune juice to relieve constipation or an oatmeal bath to soothe itchy dry skin, nat

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    10. Q&A With Ken Jeong

      You know him as the mob boss Mr. Chow from The Hangover film trilogy, and as surly Señor Ben Chang from the sitcom Community. But Ken Jeong's impressive résumé doesn't start and stop in Hollywood. He was a practicing physician of internal medicine who did stand-up comedy as "a cool hobby" for years

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