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  1. 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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  2. Cord Blood Banking

    Are you considering storing your baby’s your cord blood? Or donating it to a bank? Here are a few things to know. Cord blood is rich in stem cells, which can be used in place of bone marrow stem cells to treat more than 80 life-threatening diseases. “Cord blood transplants are increasingly needed to

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  3. Everyday Calorie Burners

    Is your day jam-packed with commitments -- work, school, errands, housecleaning, child care? Do you laugh at the notion of even having 30 minutes to fit in an exercise DVD, much less time to run to the gym? That doesn’t mean you can’t get a good workout every day, just as part of your daily routine.

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  4. Eating on the Road: Healthy Strategies for Your Family

    Road trips to summer vacation destinations can be a fun, economical alternative to flying. But as hours on the open road add up and fast food wrappers stack up, tempers can flare, setting a stressful tone for what should be pleasurable days ahead. “Long car rides can have several negative effects on

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  5. How to Teach Your Kids about Positive Self-Talk

    Kids face new experiences all the time. Making changes, like trying something new or starting healthy habits, can test even the most seasoned grown-ups. So how do you teach kids to motivate themselves in the face of a challenge? That's where the power of positive self-talk comes in. Whether you’re t

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  6. Ways to Get More Physical Activity Into School

    Does your child get enough exercise every day? Does she breathe fast and break a sweat for 60 minutes, as is recommended to keep kids healthy? That's happening while she's at school, right? Maybe not. Only about half of kids 11 to 16 are active at least 5 days a week, one study shows. If you’re coun

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  7. Diapering a Newborn: Dealing With Diaper Rash

    Is your baby bothered by diaper rash? There are lots of things you can do to prevent and treat this problem, says pediatrician Laura Jana, MD, co-author of Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality. There are two main causes of diaper rash: contact irritation and yeast. Contact irritatio

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  8. Infant Gas: Preventing and Treating It

    All babies have gas. But many new parents are surprised at just how much gas their tiny infants seem to have and how fussy it can make them. Infant gas symptoms include burping, flatulence, bloating, cramps, and, of course, crying. Most often, infant gas is not a sign of a bigger problem. And what m

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  9. How to Deal With Back-to-School Anxiety

    Remember the last time you started a new job? You were probably a little stressed and anxious about how things would go. What would your boss be like? Would you get along with your coworkers? How would you handle the commute? Your child has similar worries about a new school year -- plus, she's a ki

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  10. Road Trip Tips for Parents

    One thing that's certain about road trips with children: They're an adventure. Just ask Colleen Lanin, editor and founder of the family travel web site Travel Mamas and author of The Travel Mamas' Guide. During one family car trip to Disneyland, her daughter (now age 8) suddenly awoke from a nap and

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