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Kangaroo Care Benefits Preemies

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Kangaroo Care benefits preemies developmentally according to new work out from a leading KC advocate. New information out by a leading researcher on “Kangaroo Care” (KC) — the skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest touching between mother and baby — shows developmental benefits for preterm infants in hospital care. Susan Ludington-Hoe, RN, author of The Best You Can Do to… Read more »

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Toddlers and Sleep

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Toddlers may not sleep the way you want them to, or go to bed as easily as you think they should … because of a little thing called melatonin. “No! No! I don’t wanna go to sweep!” your 3-year old may whine when you decide to start his bedtime routine. It’s a typical night at… Read more »

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Yelling at Kids is Harmful

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Take a big gulp of oxygen or count to five quietly between your teeth. No matter what measure you take, do anything you can NOT to yell at your kids. Yelling at kids never fails to turn them off so why do so many parents do it? Because sometimes they just lose it. If you’re… Read more »

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Working Mom Tips

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When you have to be out the front door early in the morning, you need to be ready. Nothing’s worse than a frantic morning mother.  Try some of these working mom tips!  Gone are the days when you couldn’t work things out with your employer … especially if you’re a hard, dedicated worker. But working… Read more »

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5 Steps to a Birth Plan

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Wondering what it will be like to deliver your first baby? Use these 5 steps to a birth plan so everyone involved in Baby’s birth is on the same page.   What’s a birthing plan you say? It is quite literally your shared hopes and instructions about how you want the birthing experience to go…. Read more »

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Table Manners Tips for Kids

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You have wonderful children, but there’s nothing like seeing them through the eyes of another person! Help them shine with this easy and quick table manners tips for kids. Thanksgiving’s around the bend, so you may need to brush up your kid’s table manners or get them started before you sit down for the big… Read more »

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Protect Kids From Flu

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A little awareness goes a long way when you’re out in public with your kids during flu season. You know that moment when you’re at a public restroom with your toddler and just trying to get hands washed and out the door? How about when you then go to open the door to get out… Read more »

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Teething and Fever

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Some of the obvious signs related to teething are shoving fingers in the mouth, a desire to chew on things and of course all that drool! But what about fever? Yes, there’s plenty of drool and your baby keeps putting her fingers in her mouth … but what about that fever? Is it related to… Read more »

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Early Indicator of Autism

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One new study from nature.com indicates that the length of time that a baby may stare at a person in his early months could be related to an autism diagnosis later on. When and how long a baby looks at other people’s eyes during the early months offers the earliest behavioral sign to date of… Read more »

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Be Polite, Please!

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Sigh. There’s nothing worse than trying to talk on the phone or to someone in person and your child interrupts you. What happens next is the key to nipping this problem in the bud!   On your cell or meeting someone new, your 5-year-old child abruptly wants your attention. Nip this kind of intrusion in… Read more »

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