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    1. When Dad Does Chores, Girls Benefit

      Dads, did you know that doing your part with the dishes, laundry, and other household tasks might help your daughters see unlimited opportunities for their future? Fathers who did their fair share of domestic chores raised daughters who were more likely to dream of careers not limited by stereotypic

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    2. Expert Q&A: Crying and Colic

      Why is my baby crying? Could it be colic? What can I do? These are questions just about every new parent has. To get the answers, WebMD spoke with Renee A. Alli, MD, a mother and pediatrician in Dunwoody, GA. Here, Alli explains the ups and downs of fussy babies, including what may rev up your infan

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    3. Q&A With Ali Wentworth

      From her unforgettable turn in Seinfeld as Jerry's "Schmoopie" and her 3 years as an on-air correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show, to film roles in It's Complicated and Jerry Maguire, actress Ali Wentworth can be counted on to make you laugh until it hurts to breathe. Her new book, Happily Ali Af

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    4. Does Parent Stress Affect Baby?

      Ever heard this saying? “When mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” That saying can ring true because your baby’s feelings are likely to mirror yours. People say babies are like sponges. They soak up information from the world around them and learn things at a fast pace. They’re also watching you.

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    5. Pacifiers: In or Out?

      Parents have relied on pacifiers for ages to calm crying infants. But are they really right for your baby? Here’s a look at the plusses and pitfalls. Some of the good things pacifiers can do for your baby -- and you -- include: Lower risk of SIDS. Pacifier use during naps or nighttime can prevent su

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    6. How to Be a Better Father to Your Son

      As a dad, you're a role model for your son. You show him how to be a man -- and how not to be. "Your son's masculinity will be shaped by how involved you are," confirms psychologist Michael J. Diamond, PhD, author of My Father Before Me: How Fathers and Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Liv

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    7. 8 Tummy Time Tips for Your Baby

      As a new parent, you’ve no doubt been told by your doctor to always put your baby on his back every time he sleeps or naps. So you might not realize that it's also important for your little one to spend some time on his belly while wide awake. "Tummy time is when your infant lays on his (or) her sto

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    8. Your Baby's Cold: When to Call a Doctor

      It's a pretty safe bet that your little one is going to get a cold 6 to 12 times a year. Usually a few remedies and plenty of TLC will get him feeling better. Sometimes, though, you may need to get some expert advice. Keep your eye out for symptoms that need a doctor's care. Call your doctor if your

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    9. Tips to Comfort Your Sick Baby

      When your baby is sick with a cold, some simple remedies and a big dose of love can make him feel more comfy. And of course, that means you'll get a lot more rest, too! Your baby's stuffy head, runny nose, or cough can keep him awake. Try these tips: Use a humidifier or cool-mist vaporizer. They add

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    10. 5 Ways to Treat Your Baby's Stuffy Nose

      Believe it or not, a runny nose can be a good thing. It's the body's way of getting rid of germs. But when your baby has too much mucus, it can give him a stuffy head. It can also make it hard to eat or breathe. A few home treatments can make your little one comfortable again. You can buy this at th

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