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How to Get Work Done When You’re Home With a Baby  

I won’t sugarcoat this. Trying to work while taking care of a baby is usually a mess. You’re exhausted. You can’t formulate coherent thoughts. You feel guilty all the time because you’re thinking about your baby while you work, and your work while you parent. You rely on that Almighty Nap, but it’s unpredictable, and…Read […]

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The ‘DNA App for Couples’ Knows My Kids’ Hair Color

In science, replication is important. One experiment can be a fluke, but if you get the same results over and over, you know you’re getting close to the truth. So when a DNA app called BabyGlimpse said it could predict what my children would look like, I was ready. I have three children, so I […]

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Reheat Breast Milk and Formula Using Your Sous-Vide Setup

I do not have a baby, but I have a sous-vide circulator (the light of my life), and I assume that other people who own sous-vide circulators might one day procreate. (Or maybe they already have!) For these offspring-having, sous-vide-savvy home cooks, I have great news: you can use your sous-vide setup to warm breast…Read […]

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How to Tell Whether You Have Ordinary New-Mom Worries or Postpartum Anxiety

The day after I had my second baby, the pediatric resident came around and offered to give him one of his vaccinations. “Will it make him cry?” I asked, and when she said maybe, I told her no way, I would totally crack up if he cried at that particular moment. She looked at the […]

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How to Tell Whether You Have Ordinary New-Mom Worries or Postpartum Anxiety

The day after I had my second baby, the pediatric resident came around and offered to give him one of his vaccinations. “Will it make him cry?” I asked, and when she said maybe, I told her no way, I would totally crack up if he cried at that particular moment. She looked at the […]

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Blow in Your Baby’s Face to Make Pool or Bath Time Way Easier   

To help your baby become comfortable going underwater in the pool, here’s a simple trick: Blow in their face before dunking them. They’ll instinctively gulp air and hold their breath, making it a perfect opportunity for you to pretend the kid is the next Michael Phelps for a quick second.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Read Stories With Specific Character Names to Boost Babies’ Brains   

Most of us know that reading to babies is a very good thing—it’s tied to language and cognitive development, helps strengthen the parent-child bond and gives us a welcomed script when we’re trying to get in our recommended 30,000 words a day without having to rap the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song yet again. […]

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If You’ve Got Little Kids, Get Rid of Your Window-Shade Cords Right Now

A team of researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has published a new report in Pediatrics that tallies the number of deaths and injuries due to window-shade cords over a 26-year period. The results are alarming: In those years, 271 children, or about one child per…Read more… Continue […]

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If You’ve Got Little Kids, Get Rid of Your Window-Shade Cords Right Now

A team of researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has published a new report in Pediatrics that tallies the number of deaths and injuries due to window-shade cords over a 26-year period. The results are alarming: In those years, 271 children, or about one child per…Read more… Continue […]

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Why This Plastic Butt Straw Is The Greatest Baby Gadget of All Time 

For the first eight months of my son’s life, I tracked every little thing his little body did. And I mean every damn thing. It started when a lactation consultant suggested I log his feedings and diapers due to early breast milk supply issues after an emergency C-section. It morphed into me obsessively opening the…Read […]

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The Carabiner Clip Is a Versatile Tool That Parents Need 

Rock climbers have long hailed the beloved carabiner, a tool unmatched in versatility. But did you know it’s also a baby registry staple? About 10 years ago, some marketing genius took the ubiquitous metal clip and rebranded it with a terrible name: The Mommy Hook. What it is: Uh, still just a large carabiner clip.…Read […]

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