My Baby

Your baby's first year is a whirlwind of changes and challenges. As the months pass, you might wonder what is in store and how you can support your child's development. If you have questions on the topics of feeding, sleeping, or safety - among other things – you can find your answers, and more, below.
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The First 48 Hours at Home

You are finally home. Away from the bright lights of the hospital, it might not be time to relax just yet! While you are dealing with all the new emotions, are fatigued from labor ... More

What Your Child’s Dentist Wishes You Knew: Part One

Tooth decay is on the rise in young children. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reports that about 60% of U.S. children will have had one or more cavities by the age of 5 ... More

5 Facts About Neurofibromatosis

Also called Recklinghausen’s disease, this genetic disorder disturbs cell growth in the nervous system, which leads to tumors developing anywhere from your child’s brain to her ... More

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So, Your Child Needs Surgery?

The scariest words a parent can hear are, “We think surgery is the best option.” We have heard those words three times: once to ...
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When Will I Get My Period Post-Childbirth?

Just as pregnancy and delivery are different for every woman, so too are postpartum changes and experiences. Hormone levels are all over the map ...
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4 Ways to Help Your Congested Newborn

  The congestion probably isn’t a sign of some insidious disease lurking in your baby’s airways, but you still want him to be ...
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How to Be a Mom and Still Feel Sexy

It's hard to feel sexy after having a baby. You're tired, sore, and most likely leaking fluids for many hours out of the day. I remember that ...
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Seafood Safety When Feeding Your Baby

As evidenced by multiple blog posts on this site, trying to figure out when to make the move to start with solid foods is totally a personal ...
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Ahoy Mateys! Taking Care of Little Teeth: Fluoride and the Fight Against Cavities

  Fluoride is a double threat to cavities because it protects teeth by preventing cavities and reverses early signs of tooth decay, ...
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