parenting

Hospital volunteer has quietly rocked and soothed hundreds of NICU babies for the past 11 years

Hospital volunteer has quietly rocked and soothed hundreds of NICU babies for the past 11 years

Babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio have a lot of work to do: learning how to breathe on their own, withdrawing from a drug addiction

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LEGO toys are becoming more violent and featuring more weapons, according to new study

LEGO toys are becoming more violent and featuring more weapons, according to new study

LEGO is among our kids’ absolute favorite toys, and we’re pretty fond of them too since they encourage creativity and imaginative play and build motor and spatial skills. But a new study

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Mom’s voice has a powerful, light-up effect on her child’s brain

Mom's voice has a powerful, light-up effect on her child's brain

Talking to your baby or child is essential for helping her understand the world around her, building her vocabulary, and bonding with you, and a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine

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Under the Gun is a must-see documentary that examines the state of gun control and violence in America

Under the Gun is a must-see documentary that examines the state of gun control and violence in America

After exposing the ills of the food industry in FED UP, Katie Couric and Stephanie Soechtig are turning their lens on gun control in the United States. Gun control is a minefield of impassioned views,

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Updated nutrition facts labels strike a sour note with the sugar industry

Updated nutrition facts labels strike a sour note with the sugar industry

There’s a new nutrition facts label coming to town… and certain members of the food industry are NOT happy about it. Ever since the FDA announced two years ago that it was proposing changes

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VIDEO: Parents take a hilarious test-ride in an adult-sized replica of Contours baby stroller

VIDEO: Parents take a hilarious test-ride in an adult-sized replica of Contours baby stroller

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A father-to-be’s age, lifestyle & diet preconception may have a big impact on baby’s genes

A father-to-be's age, lifestyle & diet preconception may have a big impact on baby's genes

Mothers are responsible for actually growing babies, so it’s obvious that their lifestyle, diet, and environment have a huge effect on their offspring. But as we urge pregnant women to avoid eating

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10 simple and effective ways to help your child calm down and chill out

10 simple and effective ways to help your child calm down and chill out

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Multiple children’s health issues linked to rampant use of toxic pesticides in the USA

Multiple children's health issues linked to rampant use of toxic pesticides in the USA

We should all be concerned about pesticide exposure: more than a billion pounds of the stuff gets sprayed on agricultural fields, dropped down from the sky, and released into water. The latest report

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Some British companies now offering “pawternity” leave to care for pets

Some British companies now offering "pawternity" leave to care for pets

In the U.S. we still face a pretty large struggle for parental leave, both paid and unpaid. Across the Atlantic in the U.K., where both maternity and paternity leave is already mandated, a few companies

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4,800 year-old fossil of a mother cradling her baby found in Taiwan

4,800 year-old fossil of a mother cradling her baby found in Taiwan

The mother-child bond is undeniably strong, as evidenced by the lengths moms will go to, to help their babies live, grow, and prosper. Recently excavated 4,800 year-old human remains in Taiwan show that

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Babies who are swaddled are 50%-60% more likely to die of SIDS, according to new study

Babies who are swaddled are 50%-60% more likely to die of SIDS, according to new study

See you later, swaddling? After analyzing the data from four previous studies, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that babies who were swaddled were up to 50%-60% more likely to die

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App creates a womb-like environment for preemies by playing mother’s voice & heartbeat in their incubator

App creates a womb-like environment for preemies by playing mother's voice & heartbeat in their incubator

Premature babies are among the toughest little fighters we’ve ever seen, but much of the hard work these little ones are doing requires them to be in an incubator to reduce risk of infection and to

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Experts crunched the numbers, and here’s what moms should be earning for all the unpaid work they do

Experts crunched the numbers, and here's what moms should be earning for all the unpaid work they do

Being a mother is priceless — but what about the associated responsibilities, tasks, and jobs? The folks at Salary.com have actually quantified how much Mom’s work (outside of, you know, an

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Autism rate is 25% higher in areas where mosquito pesticide is sprayed aerially

Autism rate is 25% higher in areas where mosquito pesticide is sprayed aerially

Mosquitos are among our very least favorite visitors each summer, but is it possible that taking action against them is actually linked to increased rates of autism and developmental delays? A pilot

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Father and his astronaut son boldly explore life’s daily adventures in Small Steps are Giant Leaps

Father and his astronaut son boldly explore life's daily adventures in Small Steps are Giant Leaps

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Samsung’s Bedtime VR Stories joins parents with their kids in virtual reality when they’re apart

Samsung's Bedtime VR Stories joins parents with their kids in virtual reality when they're apart

Bedtime stories are going into an entirely new dimension with Samsung’s new Bedtime VR (Virtual Reality) stories. Currently in a prototype face, the new app allows parents and children to

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1 child is poisoned every 45 minutes by eating a laundry detergent pod, according to new study

1 child is poisoned every 45 minutes by eating a laundry detergent pod, according to new study

Despite warnings here, there, and everywhere, laundry pod poisonings are on the rise, and exposure to these pods is more dangerous than other types of laundry and dishwasher detergent. During a

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