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Bonding With Your Baby

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A mom's honest confession that she wishes her son looked more her

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3 ways to bond with your baby after you've gone back to work

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How dads can bond with their babies even before they're born, and how to make the best memories once they arrive

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Answers to common questions about baby massage and how new moms can bond with their babies and improve their babies' immune systems.

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How moms can decode baby signals like smiling, copying mom and dad, eye rubbing, and crying, so they can respond to their babies and bond with them.

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Four key areas where establishing habits is particularly important to foster parent-child bonding for babies, and strategies for sticking to these routines.
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From cooing to cruising, we've got it covered in our month-by-month guide to your tot's physical, emotional and intellectual development

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Postpartum depression, an absent husband, new-mom body issues, and other surprises you may encouter after giving birth

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Wmffre, Eithne and other unique international monikers top our 100 most popular baby names
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How to ease separation anxiety in babies, toddlers, and preschoolers

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What babies can actually remember

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Communicating with your baby using your index finger

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Make this classic game even more enjoyable for your child
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What to do when your baby wants to be held. All the time.

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Some benefits of speaking in that high-pitched, exaggerated tone
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Why babies want to lend you a hand
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Why listening to your voice lays the groundwork for your infant to understand nonspeech, like music and animal sounds
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How to focus on the positive (for you and your child)
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Why babies can show a preference for one parent
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4 ways to encourage your pet and baby to get along

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Q  I did not want to have children, but one year after I got married I found out I was pregnant. My husband was thrilled, but I wasn't. After...
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Positive rituals can become a powerful stabilizing, comforting, and bonding force for your baby  -- and for you

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Q  My 3-year-old often rejects help or cuddles from his dad. This is hurtful to all of us, and awkward for me, since my son is very affectionate...
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Human beings are social creatures  -- and that includes babies. And while it will be years before your child's calendar is filled with...
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My husband complains that I no longer snuggle. Guiltily, I know it's true. We're not talking foreplay here, just basic sofa cuddles while we channel-...

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