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Parents can hold babies being treated for jaundice in the SnugLit, a new portable blue light blanket

Parents can hold babies being treated for jaundice in the SnugLit, a new portable blue light blanket

When the nurse placed my newborn son in my arms, I was elated. But due to jaundice (which affects about 60% of babies), my son ended up needing to go in an isolette, which provides high-intensity blue

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American Academy of Pediatrics adjusts screen time rules for kids under the age of 2

American Academy of Pediatrics adjusts screen time rules for kids under the age of 2

The times are a-changing. Screen times, that is. Due to the prevalence of iPads, smart phones, video game systems, and computers, the American Academy of Pediatrics often needs to update their screen

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Mother photographs the nature-filled adventures of her four homeschooled children in rural New Zealand

Mother photographs the nature-filled adventures of her four homeschooled children in rural New Zealand

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‘Swipe and Feed’ holds baby’s bottle so parents can use their smartphone during feedings — and we’re horrified

'Swipe and Feed' holds baby's bottle so parents can use their smartphone during feedings -- and we're horrified

Typically we run stories like this for April Fool’s Day. Seeing as it’s October, we’re sad to report this is no joke. There’s a new contraption called Swipe and Feed, which was

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NYC Girl Scouts are raising money to install statues of women in Central Park

NYC Girl Scouts are raising money to install statues of women in Central Park

23 noteworthy men… and no women? That’s the current situation in Central Park, where statues of prominent men including John Quincy Adams and Shakespeare are placed throughout the green

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Johnson & Johnson settles $5 million lawsuit over bedtime bath products that claim to help babies go to sleep faster

Johnson & Johnson settles $5 million lawsuit over bedtime bath products that claim to help babies go to sleep faster

Parents of babies who don’t sleep will do just about anything to get their little ones to Snoozeville, but, even in your sleep-deprived, half-zombie state, please be wary of products that promise

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Icelandic politician breastfeeds her baby while addressing parliament during a televised speech

Icelandic politician breastfeeds her baby while addressing parliament during a televised speech

Babies eat and sleep pretty much whenever and wherever they want, which can lead new moms to face some interesting and unexpected breastfeeding moments. For me, it was when I held my nursing newborn in

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President Obama signs Babies Act to ensure men’s bathrooms have baby changing facilities

President Obama signs Babies Act to ensure men's bathrooms have baby changing facilities

President Barack Obama’s sweet rapport with babies and children has been well-documented. Throughout his presidency, he has always made time to give little ones a high-five or indulge in a little

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Ten things you DON’T need to buy for your new baby

Ten things you DON'T need to buy for your new baby

“How can one tiny baby possibly need all of this stuff?” It’s a question new parents usually ask themselves as they stock up with countless purchases to accommodate the arrival of their

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Magic Wheelchair creates awe-inspiring Halloween costumes for children in wheelchairs

Magic Wheelchair creates awe-inspiring Halloween costumes for children in wheelchairs

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8 Instagram accounts to follow for vegan food inspiration when you’re in a family meal planning rut

8 Instagram accounts to follow for vegan food inspiration when you're in a family meal planning rut

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This one year-old baby has already traveled to 31 countries and four continents with her globetrotting parents!

This one year-old baby has already traveled to 31 countries and four continents with her globetrotting parents!

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What a child eats the first 1,000 days of their life has a profound impact on their future development

What a child eats the first 1,000 days of their life has a profound impact on their future development

If you haven’t been stressing about your little one’s highly specific eating habits and figure that she’ll just grow out of her picky, white-food-only eating phase, the 1,000 Days

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Feeding kids a healthy diet boosts their reading skills

Feeding kids a healthy diet boosts their reading skills

If you want your child to love reading and books, one important practice is to read to him/her often and from a very early age. Additionally, there’s another less discussed aspect to consider for

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Canadian school boards introduce litterless lunch policies to achieve zero-waste meals

Canadian school boards introduce litterless lunch policies to achieve zero-waste meals

A Canadian elementary school that has tracked litterless lunches for years found that ONE school-aged child’s disposable lunches produce an average of 67 pounds of waste per school year! Prompted

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Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare helps kids learn to manage anxiety

Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare helps kids learn to manage anxiety

Who better than a dog to teach kids about reducing anxiety? Studies show that kids who have a pet dog are less likely to experience childhood anxiety — which is why lovable and anxious worrywart

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The American Academy of Pediatrics warns against the use of codeine to treat coughs or manage pain in kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics warns against the use of codeine to treat coughs or manage pain in kids

Codeine has been widely used in the past to treat coughs and manage pain in kids, but the drug just received its strongest stamp of disapproval yet. In a statement from the American Academy of

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Austrian teen sues her parents for posting private photos of her on Facebook without her permission

Austrian teen sues her parents for posting private photos of her on Facebook without her permission

Before you press post on your latest pic of your tot potty training or playing in the bath, you may want to imagine how she’ll feel about it in fifteen or twenty years. The parents of an 18

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