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  1. Many Parents Too Quick to Switch Child Car Seats

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three-quarters of American parents place their children in forward-facing car seats before it's safe to do so, a new study reveals. Guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that a rear

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  2. Five Tips for Baby Skin Care

    Nothing is sweeter than the soft, smooth skin of a newborn. Your baby’s skin is a protective barrier, too. It will continue to change through her first year of life.  Here’s how to keep it pampered and feeling good. Even if you enjoy it as a nightly ritual, know that you don’t have to fully bathe yo

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  3. Tips to Diaper Your Growing Baby

    At around 24 months, your child might be gaining the language and physical skills needed to start toilet training. But diapers are still a fact of life for most young children at 2 and beyond.  Here’s what you need to know to master this new stage of diaper duty. Diaper size can change quickly. Befo

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  4. Expert Answers for Diaper Rash Questions

    Do your toughest questions about diaper rash come up after your family doctor's hours? Help is on the way.  Here, pediatricians offer their best advice on large and small topics to help ease your little one’s discomfort. Some foods, such as fruit juices, can give babies diarrhea or make their poop g

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  5. Cyber Safety for Kids

    Your seventh-grade son wants to join a social network to swap skateboarding tips with his pals. Your daughter in high school doesn't hang out at the mall with her girlfriends like you once did -- she's too busy posting selfies with them on Instagram. Should you put a stop to this digital dependence?

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  6. Naps May Boost Your Baby's Memory

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies process and preserve memories during those many naps they take during the day, a new study suggests. "We discovered that sleeping shortly after learning helps infants to retain memories over extended periods of time

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  7. Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: Study

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A smartphone in a child's bedroom may undermine good sleep habits even more than a TV, new research suggests. A study of more than 2,000 elementary and middle-school students found that having a smartphone or tablet in the bed

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  8. 'Water Birth' Baby Dies of Legionnaires' Disease

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report on a Texas infant who died from Legionnaires' disease after being born in a whirlpool tub highlights the potential dangers of having a "water birth." It's not clear if the baby was infected with the respira

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  9. Mom, Put Down That Smartphone at Dinner

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Harried mothers who want to stay close with their kids should put aside their smartphones and tablets at the dinner table, a new study suggests. Researchers found that mothers who are regularly distracted by mobile devices

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  10. CDC Endorses Circumcision for Health Reasons

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials are poised to endorse circumcision as a means of preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday released its first-ever draft

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