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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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 swo

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  5. 5 New Mom Guilt Trips to Skip

    Here’s something few people will tell you when you’re pregnant and about to become a new mom. Among the many new emotions you’ll experience as a parent, guilt is likely to be right up there at the top. The stakes for parents these days are higher than ever. “We live in an age of high expectations th

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  6. Your Sex Life After Baby

    Having a baby is an amazing, life-changing experience. But no matter how in love you are with your little one, caring for a newborn can take a serious toll on your sex life. To put it bluntly: “Babies are sex killers,” says psychiatrist Gail Saltz, MD, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell

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  7. 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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  8. Flying With a Baby: Is Air Travel Safe for Infants?

    If there are no medical concerns, you can safely travel by plane with your newborn from day 1.

  9. Irregular Bedtimes & Behavior Problems in Kids

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A regular bedtime might guarantee more than a good night's sleep for both kids and their parents -- it turns out that a regular bedtime can make for a better-behaved child, new research suggests. When 7-year-olds had irregular b

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  10. Breastfeeding After Implants Won't Cause Sagging

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast implants shouldn't worry that breast-feeding will cause sagging, according to a new study. Many women worry that breast-feeding could change the appearance of their breasts, "particularly after they investe

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