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  1. Bringing Up Baby Organically

    It's called "baby organics," and it's a growing movement among parents of newborns who want to go green -- and we're not just talking vegetables! The idea is to not only fill your baby's tummy with organic foods, but also to make everything from baby clothes and diapers to bedding, nursery furniture

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  2. Get Your Body Back After Pregnancy

    If all those images of svelte and shapely celebrity new moms have left you feeling like you never want to look in a mirror again, take heart! Here's some real-world advice on how to get your body back after pregnancy. With so many high-profile celebrity moms snapping back from pregnancy with a model

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  3. 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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  4. When to Call the Pediatrician

    Whether you’re a new or veteran parent, a sick baby can leave you confused and afraid. Is the baby's fever dangerous? Should you call the doctor for a cough? Vomiting? Diarrhea? It helps knowing that most common issues aren't an emergency. A touch of stomach flu, a little fussiness, and a minor diar

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  5. Tackling Toddler Sleep Problems

    Your 1-year-old cries so hard when you put him to bed that he actually throws up. Your 2-year-old still doesn't sleep through the night. Your 2-and-a-half-year-old shares your bed, or perhaps your 3-year-old wakes in the middle of the night screaming bloody murder. Sound familiar? If these toddler s

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  6. How to Handle Parents Who Brag About Their Kids

    "My kid must be some sort of math genius!" a mother of a preschooler said to Hilarie Atkisson as she watched her 4-year-old twin daughters and 2-year-old son on the playground after school. Another mom queried Atkisson about her twins' progress in reading: "Are your girls reading yet? Mine are alrea

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  7. The Truth About Baby Poop

    New babies don't come with an instruction manual, but they do leave clues about the state of their health.  Hiding in a baby's diaper is a wealth of information, and many new parents understandably find themselves spending a lot of time and energy trying to decode the messages left for them -- the a

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  8. 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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  9. Is My Newborn Normal?

    The moment your newborn is delivered, you're bound to heave a heavy sigh of relief. But if you're like most first-time parents, that relief doesn't last long. Unexpected birthmarks, a pulsating soft spot, jaundice, skin rashes, eyes that cross, head lumps and bumps: It can all be downright scary and

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  10. 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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