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  1. Kids Unlikely to Outgrow 'Baby Fat'

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Baby fat may not be as cute as it looks, new research suggests. Five-year-olds who carry around extra weight may face four times the risk of being obese at 14, compared to their normal-weight peers, the study found. Of

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  2. Expert Answers for Diaper Rash Questions

    Do your toughest questions about diaper rash come up after 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 goopy, leading to diap

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  3. 20 U.S. Kids Hospitalized Each Day for Gun Injuries: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gunshot wounds send about 20 children to the hospital every single day in the United States, a new study says. A review of hospital records found that firearms caused 7,391 hospitalizations among children younger than 20

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  4. How to Protect Your Baby From Whooping Cough

    As a parent, the thought of your baby getting whooping cough, or pertussis, may concern you. But you can take steps to protect your little one, even before he is born. In order to keep your baby safe, you’ll need to protect yourself and your whole family. Pertussis vaccines don’t completely wipe out

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  5. Measuring and Mixing Formula

    No matter which type of formula you choose, it's important to measure and mix it properly so your baby safely gets the nutrition he needs. "Measuring and reconstituting infant formula is particularly important when it concerns low-birth-weight and premature babies," says David Saltzman, MD, a Chicag

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  6. What to Do When Baby Refuses a Bottle

    Not all babies take to a bottle right away. Try these tips to turn your feeding problems around. If you're calm and relaxed, your baby may be more receptive to the bottle. "Babies are sensitive creatures and pick up on stress in mom and dad," says Megan L. Shope, a certified doula supervisor. Create

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  7. 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 baby’s bath time as a nightly ritual, know that you don’t have to f

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  8. Newborn Baths 101

    For new parents, bath time can be daunting, with all that water and a slippery, wiggly baby. Eileen Costello, MD, a pediatrician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, helps new moms and dads understand how to keep their baby well-washed and safe. "For newborns, until the umbilical cord comes of

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  9. Gun Safety With Kids in the House

    How do you keep kids safe when you have guns in your home? After all, a child as young as 3 has the strength to pull a trigger. Bill Brassard, director of Project ChildSafe, a gun-safety education program of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, has some simple tips for parents: Always keep guns

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  10. Common Infant Vaccine and Bowel Complication Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Newer vaccines that protect against rotavirus have lower risks of bowel obstruction for infants than a previous vaccine did, two new studies suggest. "We would call it a small increased risk," said W. Katherine Yih, a lecture

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