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    1. Nutrients Your Kids May Be Missing

      Stephanie and Rick Darby spend lots of time and energy choosing healthy foods for their two kids. “We want them getting the right nutrients for their growth and brain development,” says Rick, who lives in Grand Rapids, MI. Both parents scan food labels for amounts of sugar, protein, and vitamins. It

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    2. How to End the Picky Eating Struggle

      Last week, your child pushed away that plate of veggies. Today, he refuses to taste a bite of your casserole. Sound familiar? “With young children, a certain level of pickiness is normal,” says Angela Lemond, a dietitian in Plano, TX. “After all, they’re experiencing new foods and flavors for the fi

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    3. Baby-Led Weaning: Is It Right for Your Child?

      When Jennifer Fliss gave her 7-month-old daughter solid foods for the first time, she did it without using a single spoon. “We roasted sweet potatoes and cut them into about 1-inch square pieces,” she says. “We sat her in her chair and put them in front of her.” After that, Fliss says, she sat back

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    4. Is It Colic or Something Else?

      Mother’s intuition told Nikki Leith that something was wrong with her baby girl. At just 2 weeks old, baby Madilyn spent most of her waking hours wailing. “She cried all day. If she wasn’t nursing or sleeping, she was crying, screaming, or just unhappy,” recalls the 31-year-old mother of two from Ow

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    5. Infant Gas: How to Prevent and Treat It

      Babies can be pretty gassy. It’s common for them to pass gas 13-21 times each day! Why so much? Infants have plenty of chances to swallow air, like when they: Eat, whether food comes from a breast or bottle Suck a pacifier Cry When air gets trapped in your baby’s belly, you may notice that she: Burp

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    6. Infant's BMI May Predict Early Childhood Obesity

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A high body mass index (BMI) in infancy may predict which children are likely to be obese at age 6 years, scientists say. "Our study shows that growth patterns in children who become severely obese by 6 years of ag

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    7. How to Care for Your Baby's Teeth

      When your baby flashes his gummy smile, caring for teeth that have yet to sprout is probably the last thing on your mind. "The surprising thing to a lot of parents is how early you need to start," says Amr Moursi, DDS, PhD, associate professor and chair of New York University's Department of Pediatr

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    8. Baby's First Year: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

      New parents tend to fret about lots of things: every fever, every early morning awakening when their baby still isn't sleeping through the night. Elaine Donoghue, MD, FAAP, understands. She's the co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Early Childhood. Her insights might help

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    9. 60,000 Kids a Year Accidentally Poisoned by Meds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 60,000 children in the United States are accidentally poisoned by medicines each year, a new report says. That's the equivalent of four busloads of children -- or one every nine minutes -- arriving at emergency dep

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    10. Younger Siblings and Kids' Obesity Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have younger siblings before they reach first grade may be less likely to become obese, new research suggests. If they are between the ages of 2 and 4 when a second child arrives, they "are significantly le

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