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The truth about resentment

Life as a mom Every mother has a moment where she wishes she could go back to a time that didn’t involve crying babies, two hours of sleep or having all of her clothes smell like breast milk. Admitting a … Continue reading

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The top 7 things every mom should know

1. How to swaddle a baby. You know how your little guy is all snuggled up in your belly with no room to wiggle or move? He actually really likes that. So once he’s entered the planet, all free to … Continue reading

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The big 1: Tips for baby’s first birthday

$-savers Love the party but not the cost? Keep your spending low with these simple tips:   A piece of cake. Making your own cake is much cheaper, and you might be surprised at how easy it is to make … Continue reading

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Sweet dreams

1. Save Space If you don’t have a huge room—or any room at all—for your baby’s nursery, use these ideas to make the most of your space: Shop small Look for space-saving gear, such as a dresser that is tall … Continue reading

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Which car seat style is best for you?

Read on for some buying tips and a few of our favorite seats. Car Seat Safety All car seats on the market meet stringent U.S. safety ratings, so any seat you buy is considered a safe bet. (To see specific … Continue reading

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Keeping the spark alive in your relationship

What can you and your partner can do to maintain intimacy when you just don’t feel like doing the deed?  “Maintaining intimacy during pregnancy is incredibly important, because after that baby is born you won’t have time to breathe, let … Continue reading

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Little ways to show you still care

If a baby has come between you and your guy (quite literally) and you find yourself consumed with morning sickness, name books and pediatrician interviews, these eight quick and easy tips will let him know that you still care—even if … Continue reading

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The benefits of sex for mom, dad and baby

Being pregnant brings about lots of changes, and one of the most unexpected alterations happens in the bedroom. As your morning sickness and woozy tummy subside, you’ll probably find your hormones raging and your libido rising. Don’t be shy about … Continue reading

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Spice up your post-baby sex life

We tell you how to spice things up in the bedroom. Build anticipation. Spontaneous sex is a lot of fun, but when you’re already pressed for time, it’s easy to fall into the trap of “waiting for the right moment”—and … Continue reading

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How to find great classes for you and your baby

Music Experts agree that it can be very beneficial to expose your child to music as early as possible—some parents even start blasting the tunes pre-birth. So what makes a better environment for introducing your baby to his first jam … Continue reading

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Questions to ask potential daycare centers

When interviewing nannies and daycare centers, bring along a list of questions that are relevant to you and your partner concerning the care of your child. Don’t forget to add these important topics to your list. Sick days. At a … Continue reading

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Balancing time with extended family

P&N shares tips for balancing time with grandparents. When I was growing up, my holidays were spent shuffling from one side of the family to the other—and since my parents are divorced and my mother remarried, that was a grand … Continue reading

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Tips for single moms

Whether they choose to procreate and put the right steps in motion or simply find themselves expecting and decide to make a go of it, the single gal is embracing parenthood and relying on her friends and families to make … Continue reading

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Is there a limit to how many times you can reheat a bottle of breast milk?

First, you should always make sure to put any unused breast milk in the fridge within a half hour after your baby has stopped feeding. If you let the milk sit around longer than that, bacteria can start forming due … Continue reading

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Is it OK to use over-the-counter retinol creams or at-home peels while you are breastfeeding?

To err on the side of caution, we recommend staying away from any products that contain retinol. If you find yourself unsure of whether or not a certain product is safe, it is always a good idea to check the … Continue reading

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Dealing with pushy people

It happens all too often. We tell you how to get everyone to back off and let you raise your child your own way. One of the most common problems that new parents face is learning how to deal with … Continue reading

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Mother doesn’t always know best: Sorting through advice

Ancient Advice: Keep your baby bundled up so he doesn’t catch a cold. Reality Check: While it is probably a good idea to wrap your little angel up in an extra blanket when venturing out into arctic temperatures, it is … Continue reading

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Your baby has a fever … now what?

When to call a doctor immediately: Extremely high fever The first thing you need to do if you suspect your baby has a fever is check his temperature to determine how serious the situation is. A normal temperature for a … Continue reading

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What is plagiocephaly?

Chances are if you’ve noticed the flattening of your baby’s head, he has developed Plagiocephaly (commonly known as Flat Head Syndrome). The most common cause of Plagiocephaly is an infant’s sleep position, caused by the long hours they spend lying … Continue reading

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What every parent needs to know about SIDS

When it comes to parenting, there’s a lot of scary stuff, but few things terrify new parents more than SIDS. While SIDS isn’t 100 percent preventable, there are many things you can do to reduce your child’s risk. What is … Continue reading

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What babies love

Colors Some parents pick pastels; meanwhile, toy stores fill shelves with bright combos of red, white and black. Research has shown that babies enjoy all the colors of a vivid rainbow. Additional studies found that red, purple and blue hues … Continue reading

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Milestone markers

Head Control By the time your baby is 1 month old, she will likely be able to lift her head briefly to look around, but it may take until she is 3 to 4 months to have control of her … Continue reading

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Making your own baby food

Making your own baby food isn’t as expensive or time-consuming as you may think, my friends! Cooking for your tot has come a long way in the past few years, and as our expert makes clear, anyone can do it. … Continue reading

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How clean do you really need to be?

Housework seems to be a battle that I’m constantly losing. If I actually find the time to clean between working, playing and running back and forth to various events and lessons, my kids/dog/husband are wrecking one room while I’m scrubbing … Continue reading

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How can I know if my infant son may have hearing loss?

Many parents don’t realize that hearing loss is the most common birth defect, affecting approximately 4 out of every 1,000 infants. Your baby’s hearing should be checked before you even take him home from the hospital, but if it wasn’t, … Continue reading

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How to pick the right breast pump for you

Being a milkmaid can be a pretty tough gig. While breastfeeding is fabulous and fun, even the most saintly mothers can find themselves seriously craving a break from the boob. When looking for a breast pump to meet your needs, … Continue reading

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Basic baby boo-boo care

Boo-boo: Cut or scrape Fix: If the wound is bleeding, apply direct pressure with a clean washcloth for about 10 minutes (tip: a red washcloth will disguise the blood to keep your baby calm). If the bleeding persists or if … Continue reading

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Babies and sign language

Imagine a world in which your baby could simply tell you what she needs instead of forcing you to perform the “Want this?” dance into the wee hours of the morning. Thanks to the development of baby sign language, this … Continue reading

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Babyproofing 101

[tip:] To gain a baby’s perspective of your home, crawl around on all fours and see what catches your eye. Things like electrical cords, which you probably don’t notice on a daily basis, might be in prime pulling position for … Continue reading

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Baby congestion: What to expect and how to help

On average, children experience six significant upper respiratory infections a year for their first 2 years of life—and although ensuring that your baby is well hydrated and well rested can help prevent some of those infections, she’ll inevitably get sick … Continue reading

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The top 9 things to add to your to-do list before the stork arrives

Panic! In five short belly-expanding months my life will be forever turned upside down (and inside out). It’s a big change, according to my “been there, done that” friends. Beyond getting the nursery ready and finding a pediatrician, I want … Continue reading

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How to replenish your spirit

Many new mothers find it difficult to maintain their own identities once the baby arrives. We explore ways to fulfill your spiritual needs, both as a mother and a person. As most new mamas know all too well, taking care … Continue reading

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Perfecting pregnancy: How to have a happy pregnancy

Here’s how to have a happy pregnancy. Most expecting moms know the basics of a healthy pregnancy, like regular doctor visits, a nutritious diet and plenty of rest. But there’s more to a healthy pregnancy than snoozing and taking prenatal … Continue reading

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How to cope with pregnancy stresses

We can’t take your worries away, but with a little luck we can help you figure out how to relax, unwind and enjoy the miracle of growing life. For some women, pregnancy can end up being more stressful than enjoyable. … Continue reading

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Stress during pregnancy

We’re here to let you know why you should leave your negativity in the dust and pick up a fresh, positive perspective. You’ve prepared for the arrival of your baby in every way imaginable. You’ve taken your prenatal vitamins, baby-proofed … Continue reading

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