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  1. A Solid Start: Introducing Baby to Solid Foods

    There’s nothing more adorable than a picture of a happy baby contentedly smearing food on his face -- and everywhere else. (Until it’s time to clean up, of course.) Starting your baby on solid food can be fun, playful, and messy! For some parents, introducing solid foods can also be confusing. When

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  2. A Simple Guide to Baby Supplies

    When you're pregnant, it's a delight to browse the baby stores for those adorable outfits, colorful playthings, and stylish strollers. You might be tempted to scoop up lots of baby gear all at once, but so much shopping can be overwhelming, not to mention expensive. Relax. Realistically, you'll have

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  3. Baby Furniture: What's Essential?

    You're probably looking forward to buying furniture for your baby's nursery, but you may also find the prospect overwhelming. You'll quickly find out that whether you shop at the mall or in cyberspace, there is a dizzying -- and often high-priced -- array of choices in baby nursery decor. Which furn

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  4. How Christina Applegate Stays Healthy and Happy

    Raised in Los Angeles by a single mother, comedic actor Christina Applegate, 41, remembers feeling the same pressures we all face growing up: trying to fit in with other kids while also forging a healthy sense of self. Applegate, who returns next month to the big screen in Anchorman 2: The Legend Co

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  5. Q&A With Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles

    Your son, Magnus, is now 11 months old. What's been the biggest revelation about being a new mom? Children require you to be truly present in the moment. I tend to be one of those people who thinks about four to five steps ahead. That has served me well in my life and in my career, and in my success

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  6. Cord Blood Banking

    Are you considering storing your baby’s your cord blood? Or donating it to a bank? Here are a few things to know. Cord blood is rich in stem cells, which can be used in place of bone marrow stem cells to treat more than 80 life-threatening diseases. “Cord blood transplants are increasingly needed to

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  7. Hiring Baby Care Help

    Bringing your newborn home from the hospital can be an exciting but nerve-wracking time. Although you no longer have the helpful hands of the maternity ward nurses, you don’t have to go it alone. Having outside help can be a blessing. Here’s what you need to know about hiring an in-home baby care pr

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  8. Commercial Baby Foods Fall Short for Nutrition: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Commercial baby foods don't meet infants' dietary needs when they are weaning, according to a new study. That's because commercial foods are predominately sweet foods that provide little extra nutritional benefit over breast or

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  9. Motrin Infants Formula Recalled

    Sept. 9, 2013 -- About 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infants formula, which is used to treat fever and aches and pains in children 2 years old and younger, are being recalled because they may contain tiny plastic particles, Johnson & Johnson says. The recall covers three lots of Motrin Infants' Drops Or

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  10. Obese Kids, Weight Loss, and Eating Disorders

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children and teens who lose weight are in danger of developing eating disorders -- including anorexia and bulimia -- and a new study highlights how this can happen. These problems may not be diagnosed quickly, because pa

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