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First Few Weeks

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Researchers find depressive symptoms increase in first five years of fatherhood
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The first parenting shock: They let you take the baby home. Like, without supervision. Only then do the real surprises unfold. Here's what readers told us was most unexpected for them as they...
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Follow this baby checklist for stuff you need for newborn care… and stuff you don’t
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A step-by-step guide to swaddling a baby. The cozy wrapping allows your child to feel safe and secure, potentially helping to soothe a cranky, colicy baby.
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Expert advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics on caring for and keeping clean your infant's teeth and mouth
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The mysteries of infant hair explained, plus how to keep it healthy
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How to get rid of baby dandruff and achieve a healthy scalp and a happy baby
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Pain medication, C-sections, premature birth, breastfeeding problems, and other surprises you may encounter in labor and bringing your newborn home
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How to bring your (very) little one home safely
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You probably know how to make bath time fun, but how about keeping the tub safe?
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The best ways to get your infant to bed, based on your parenting style
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The best, most ingenious it-worked-for-me baby and toddler tips from moms and childcare experts to make being a mom a little easier
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Dr. Claire McCarthy answers a mom's question about recircumcising
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How to know if you're at risk for PMD and how to get the help you need.
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How to make stress-free trips to the store, restaurants, church and more -- with your baby
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When it's safe to throw your baby in the air and tickle and when to be extra careful
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What you need to know about sterilizing the things your baby puts in his mouth
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Sleep expert Richard Ferber clears up rumors about your baby's sleep, "crying it out" and co-sleeping. See how the renowned writer responds to the Ferber Method and his thoughts on...
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From catnappers to crib-revolters, how to get your baby down
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Would you nurse another mom's baby? Read this before you make up your mind
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The latest on this potentially health-hazardous chemical found in many plastic containers
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Q. My one-month-old has been spitting up frequently and is very fussy beforehand. I have ruled out diaper changes, over-stimulation, and...
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The first night home after my twins were born was utterly exhilarating. The quiet intimacy of nursing my children made that first round of night...
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So you've just brought your squirmy little bundle home from the hospital. Until his umbilical cord falls off (in about a week) you should sponge-...
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Don't be surprised to find yourself on the receiving end of one of your baby's left hooks, though she's not likely to give you a black eye just yet....

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