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Because you need all the help you can get!
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Adding just 100 more words in babies' early days may increase their language skills down the road
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Shopping for baby strollers is a bit like shopping for cars, the options seem endless. Whether you're looking for a jogging stroller or a travel stroller, we've got the baby gear for you.
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New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics say bumper pads have no place in cribs, according to the latest safe sleep recommendations
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Feeding, sleeping, diapering: There's so much to learn about taking care of your newborn. We pinpoint the most common rookie mistakes, then tell you how to bounce back like a pro.
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Soothe your baby with these step-by-step instructions to baby massage techniques. Plus, watch baby and infant massage videos for more technique tips
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Everything you need to know to protect your wee one from this childhood disease, including vaccinations
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Is your infant especially cranky? It may be a common digestion problem called GERD
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Everything you need to know to about SIDS prevention and helping baby enjoy a safe night's sleep
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Find the most entertaining, age-appropriate and safest toys for your infant
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Want to know how to potty train a toddler? You’ll need patience…and a sense of humor. But first, pick a method that works for you both!
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Ready to start solids? What to consider before purchasing a high chair
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Doctor-approved answers to the questions "Is my baby eating enough?", "When will my baby sleep through the night?" and "Why does my baby get sick so often?"
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Baby gates, safety locks, and more baby safety products you need for baby proofing your home
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Beyond the usual danger zones for babies, find out hazards even paranoid moms forget when childproofing their homes
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Learn about primitive reflexes, including why and when your baby will root, grasp, startle, thrust her tongue, and more
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How to help your fussy, cranky, or colicky baby calm down
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From apnea to jaundice and RSV, here’s what you need to know about common preemie babies’ health issues and their treatment
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Everything you wanted to know about baby’s bodily fluids (and then some)
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Follow this baby checklist for stuff you need for newborn care… and stuff you don’t
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Potty training tips for boys and girls that get the job done in a week (or less!) and check out our favorite potty training products
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From potties and seat covers to books and rewards, here are our favorite toilet training aids
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Experts examine some of Mom's most-feared dirt and germ situations to figure out if it's as bad as you think it is—or worse.
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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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12 tried-and-true potty training tips from moms on our message boards. 

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