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Watered down

Watermelon As its name implies, this fruity favorite contains plenty of H2O. It’s the perfect summertime treat, so go ahead and savor a wedge (or three). Iceberg lettuce This leafy pick is often overlooked for darker, more nutrient-dense greens, but … Continue reading

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Choose your own adventure

If you’re pining for a quiet town with charm for days… Try: El Colibri in Cambria, California This artisan-built accommodation echoes the peaceful demeanor of its coastal community. Dig your feet into the cool sand as you watch the elephant seals … Continue reading

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Born in the USA

1. June & January blanket, $22 This bright and bold blanket is just the ticket when it comes to wrapping up your tiny tot. 2. Gräf & Lantz weekender, $425 Roomy yet refined, this high-quality weekender makes for a perfect a hospital … Continue reading

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Water baby

Soak it in Studies show early exposure to water and swim lessons offers many advantages, including physical, cognitive, social and linguistic, says Kathy Hubbard, infant and toddler committee chairman of the U.S. Swim School Association. “The soothing benefits and sensory … Continue reading

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Rear view

Did you know up to 50 percent of pregnant women will experience constipation and/or hemorrhoids at some point, most often during the third trimester and postpartum period? Here’s how to cope: Below the surface This devilish duo doesn’t always stick … Continue reading

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Hands-on dad

Pack man Babywearing promotes bonding, soothes baby and is ideal for multitasking. Make sure your partner feels comfortable with the carrier, so you can literally share the load. Man the ship Leave your two loves home alone while you run … Continue reading

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In the red

Even if you read every baby care book in the library, odds are high that your babe’s bum will be the site of at least a few diaper rashes. The good news is, these pesky irritations—though uncomfortable—are rarely cause for … Continue reading

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Breathe easy

Attention expectant mamas: If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma, here’s the scoop—straight from the experts—on how carrying a growing babe could affect your symptoms. Risky business Past studies suggest women with asthma (especially those whose asthma isn’t well controlled) are … Continue reading

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Ducks in a row

More than mere madness There are bona fide scientific reasons to explain your out-of-character cleaning behavior, and the experience is actually beneficial. Jena Pincott, science writer and author of Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?, says, “Nesting helps us psychologically brace ourselves … Continue reading

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Second isn’t always best

When a friend generously offers to let you borrow some of her baby gear, you’ll no doubt be tempted to do so. But while it’s OK to take her up on hand-me-down bodysuits and baby carriers, there are certain things that … Continue reading

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Handy how-to: Deal with a picky eater

If you’ve got a tot with  a persnickety palate, happy hour at the  highchair may involve more grimaces than grins. But that doesn’t mean you have to ditch the finer fare in favor of flavorless mush. Encourage adventurous eating with … Continue reading

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Time for a change

Don’t let the switch to daylight saving time throw off your family’s routine. Follow these tips from Conner Herman and Kira Ryan, sleep experts and authors of The Dream Sleeper, to ensure your spring forward is seamless. Be proactive Begin … Continue reading

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Roo and you

Nestling your newborn against bare skin, also known as kangaroo care, provides rewards for parent and child that extend deep below the surface. Touchy feely Quiet time with mom allows baby to breathe in her scent, relax at the sound … Continue reading

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Mama drama

You can’t stay up past 9 p.m. You always have something questionable on your shirt. Poop doesn’t gross you out anymore. All conversations circle back to your baby. You’ve succumbed to the yoga pants and T-shirt “trend.” You’ve shared intimate … Continue reading

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Tooth tips

Nothing shines brighter than baby’s smile, and there’s no better time to start protecting those pearly whites than during National Children’s Dental Health Month. Pediatric dentist Lyndsay Bates, DDS, MS, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is our tooth sleuth, and below she gives all the … Continue reading

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The big O

Whether you’re trying to conceive or quite the opposite, knowing when you ovulate can help. “Ovulation is best determined by counting backward after a period begins,” explains Mary Jo Podgurski, RNC, EdD, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and past president of … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, be happy

1. The unwritten thank you notes Buying stationery, hand-writing a note, finding a stamp and remembering to stop by the mailbox—if only! When you can’t find the time to snail mail a card, send a grateful text instead. (Include a … Continue reading

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Puppy love

Dogs and babies have the potential to go together like peas and carrots. (We’ve all seen the toddler napping with his puppy.) But in between adorable photo-ops, it’s not uncommon for your four-legged firstborn to feel left out while much … Continue reading

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Flu fighters

Expectant women who catch influenza are more likely to experience premature labor or harm to baby. Here’s how to beat the bug before it bites. Hot shot The influenza vaccine is the most reliable form of protection against the virus. … Continue reading

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Breastfeed during the holidays

Whether, when and how you nurse your babe are all personal choices, but they can become very public around the holidays when you’re surrounded by family. Find out how to handle the skeptics with these quick and easy tips from … Continue reading

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Heads up: Infant reflux

What it is “Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is when the contents of the stomach go up into the esophagus,” explains Suzanne P. Nelson, MD, MPH, pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Gastroenterology Specialists, S.C. in Glenview, Illinois, and assistant professor of clinical pediatrics … Continue reading

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Year in review

A worthwhile investment Break open those piggy banks, parents! By the time a child turns 18, the United States Department of Agriculture estimates that middle-income parents will have spent an average of $241,000 to raise her. (That number doesn’t account … Continue reading

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Incubation consideration

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Sleep busters

Sleep is essential for both you and your growing babe, so avoid these potential snooze-wreckers, which can cause you to toss and turn all night long. Processed foods A recent study in the journal Nutrition found that individuals who tended … Continue reading

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Find your circadian rhythm

Our internal body clocks control the production of the hormone melatonin and help regulate how much and how often we sleep. But pregnancy can—as you probably know firsthand—throw this cycle off. “Just about all pregnant women experience waking in the … Continue reading

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Bug before baby

With morning sickness, fatigue and swollen ankles, pregnancy can really throw a body off. But when nausea turns into a full-blown stomach bug or exhaustion leads to the flu, it’s not just your health that you need to worry about—the … Continue reading

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Sleep like a baby

Eighty to ninety percent of SIDS-related deaths result from unsafe sleeping conditions. Follow these steps to allow both you and your little one to breathe a little easier. When putting baby down, lay him on his back on a firm … Continue reading

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Brushing up on oral health care

Nothing to be afraid of “It’s perfectly safe to have treatment during your pregnancy,” says Sally Cram, DDS, PC, spokesperson and consumer advisor for the American Dental Association (ADA) and periodontist in Washington, D.C. In fact, keeping up with your … Continue reading

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How-to: Use herbal remedies postpartum

Why choose herbs over traditional medicine to soothe your postpartum aches and pains? “A lot of women, especially when breastfeeding, aren’t comfortable with introducing different drugs into their bodies,” says Demetria Clark, global director of Birth Arts International and founder … Continue reading

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Falling for smoothies

When the right ingredients are whizzed together, a smoothie can flood the body with a cornucopia of must-have nutrients, many of which are vital for the healthiest nine months possible. And when that baby bump is disrupting your appetite for … Continue reading

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10 Hollywood home births

Hollywood is having a baby boom. And some of our favorite celebrity moms are welcoming their babies at home. While home births still constitute less than 1 percent of total births in the United States, births at home have increased … Continue reading

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