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    1. Gut Bacteria Tied to Asthma Risk in Kids

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The presence of four types of gut bacteria in infancy may reduce a child's risk for asthma, Canadian researchers report. Most infants get these bacteria naturally from the environment. But some babies are given antib

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    2. Solutions for Toddler Feeding Problems

      Your lovable toddler is a charming, entertaining, on-the-go child. But your child's changeable nature can be a source of exasperation, especially when you try to feed your toddler a balanced diet. In short, your child has become the dreaded "picky eater." WebMD asked three top feeding experts to hel

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    3. Do Your Kids Get Too Many Holiday Presents?

      You probably know what happens when you overindulge your kids with too much stuff. And maybe you manage to resist their constant pleas for toys, digital devices, and smartphone apps during most of the year. But when holiday season rolls around, do you feel pressured to deluge them with presents? Whe

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    4. 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 toddlersl

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    5. The Top 5 Mistakes Divorced Parents Make

      Breaking up is hard to do, and it may be especially hard for kids. Kids of divorce can feel they've been hit the hardest by the end of their parents' relationship. Some are asked to broker peace between warring exes, even as they are grieving the loss of a parent who has abruptly moved out. Others m

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    6. The Crazy Things That Toddlers Do

      Melinda Roberts had just moved to a new neighborhood and was busy getting the bath ready for her 2-year-old son. But when the San Jose, CA, mom spun around, there was no sign of Dylan. So she checked the house and spied the front door wide open. "Uh-oh," she thought. Peeking outside, she spotted her

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    7. Solving Your Diaper Dilemma

      What else besides lack of sleep and feeding after feeding does a parent have to look forward to during baby's first year? Diapers. Mounds and mounds of them. Some moms and dads know from the get-go that they'll love the convenience of disposable diapers. And some know there's something just right ab

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    8. 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 am

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    9. 7 Things You Didn't Know About Raising Newborn Twins

      In the U.S, about three of every 100 pregnant women give birth to twins or triplets. And by many accounts, twin pregnancies are on the rise. Still, even experienced moms may not know what to expect when they bring home newborn twins. While it is true that twins can bring double the joy, parenting tw

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    10. Breast-Feeding and Some Babies' Social Development

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers found that among 44 babies with a particular autism "risk" gene, those who were breast-fed longer spent more time looking at images of "happy" eyes and shied away from "angry" eyes. The findings, published online

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