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  1. Many Parents Share Bed With Babies Despite Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- About 14 percent of infants in the United States frequently share a bed with other people, and this life-threatening practice has more than doubled since the early 1990s, a new study says. The survey of nearly 20,000 caregivers

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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. 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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  4. Can Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk Later?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Eating peanut butter regularly as a preteen and teen girl appears to decrease the risk of developing benign breast disease as an adult, new research has found. Benign breast disease -- noncancerous changes in the breast tissu

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  5. Kids' Sunscreens Recalled: Potential Contamination

    Some Badger baby and children's sunscreen products are being recalled in the United States and Canada due to microbial contamination. All lots of the company's 4-ounce SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion and one lot of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion are being recalled after tests revealed contami

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  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. 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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  10. 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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