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  1. Potty Training: Seven Surprising Facts

    Getting ready to tackle potty training in your household? You’ve probably read reams of information on the topic -- but you may not have come across these seven little-known facts. Despite all the articles on toilet training in the popular media, very few scientific studies have addressed the issue

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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. 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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  4. 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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  5. Buying Shoes for Toddlers

    Amanda Ezman is like a lot of moms when it comes to shopping for shoes. Buying a pair of shoes for herself is fun and focused on fashion; buying shoes for her 2-year-old daughter Lilah requires function to come first. "When Lilah started crawling and standing, I wanted her to feel her feet and sense

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Can I Take My Newborn Outside?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics, including some of the oldest -- and most cherished -- medical myths out there. In our March-April 2011 issue, we asked Anne Hansen, MD, MPH, medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care

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  10. 6 Post-Pregnancy Body Changes You Didn't Expect

    When you found out you were pregnant , you knew your life was going to change forever! So much to look forward to: bringing your baby home, seeing his first smile, hearing his first coo.  And you knew your body was in for some changes, too -- gaining weight during pregnancy, bigger breasts, maybe sw

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