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To Clip Baby’s Nails, Strap Them in a Carrier

If you struggle to clip your toddler’s nails, you’re not alone. It’s a necessary, frequent task, dreaded by many parents. We first failed so miserably at keeping our infant daughter’s sharp little claws under control that I showed up at her one-month check-up with clippers in hand and begged the nurse and pediatrician…Read more… Continue […]

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Keep Your Left Shoe Next to Your Baby’s Car Seat 

Accidentally leaving a child in a hot car is a tragic mistake that anyone could make. Blame our faulty brains, among other things. (And if you haven’t read Gene Weingarten’s 2009 Washington Post story on hot car deaths, make a point to do so—it’s masterful.) As parents, the sooner we realize we’re not insusceptible,…Read more… […]

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Pack a Boppy Pillow Cover When Flying With a Baby 

When my kid was an infant, I found myself in a deep relationship with something called a Boppy. A ubiquitous baby product, it is a pillow designed to help nursing moms breastfeed—you basically wear it around your body like a four-year-old going swimming. Though its functionality extends beyond that. The Boppy saved…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Why You Need a ‘Postpartum Party’ More Than a Baby Shower

I get why people have baby showers. If you’re the pregnant one, you’re glowing (it could be the excessive sweat from all those raging hormones, but your guests won’t know the difference). Your hair has never looked better. You are filled with hope and wonder about the person growing inside you—Will he look like me?…Read […]

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How to Find Baby Gear That You’ll Use for Years 

As a first-time parent with a obsession with product ratings that I realize should be questioned, I spent an absurd amount of my pregnancy researching baby gear. I needed the most reliably secure swaddles, the perfect newborn bathtub and a musical mobile that was guaranteed to change my life.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Your Baby’s Teething Medicine Could Be Dangerous  

If you’re a parent, you’ve been there. All the rocking, patting and rounds of “Old McDonald” in the world won’t stop your baby’s misery. After weeks of sleepless nights, you think the child might need to be exorcised, but then it turns out she’s just getting new teeth.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Don’t Take Your Baby to a Chiropractor

If you have a baby, and if something is wrong with that baby (something always seems wrong), somebody will suggest that you take your baby to a chiropractor. Perhaps you will hear this recommendation even when nothing is wrong. Friends, do not take your baby to the chiropractor.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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You Could Prevent Peanut Allergies With a 99 Cent Snack

Small amounts of peanut protein can stave off peanut allergies, according to a landmark 2015 trial that found this approach reduced allergies by 80 percent in susceptible kids. You can now buy expensive peanut powders for your baby, but you know what works at least as well? A 99 cent snack called Bamba.Read more… Continue […]

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Baby Wipes Don’t Cause Food Allergies

It would be terrifying if baby wipes caused food allergies, right? Good thing we have zero evidence of that (phew). A recent study was reported as if this is the answer to why everybody’s allergic to peanuts, but guess what? The study didn’t prove that. And it didn’t involve baby wipes. It didn’t even involve […]

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Where You Can See Cute Little Zoo Babies Right Now

What’s better than getting to see incredible animals up close? Getting to see incredible, adorable baby animals up close! These little bundles of joy, which can be found in zoos all over the country and world, have got me singing like K-Ci & JoJo, “Baby baby, baby baby, baby baby, baby baby, baby baby…”Read more… […]

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Here’s a Better Way to Bathe Your Newborn 

In movies, immediately after a mother gives birth, a nurse places a pristine newborn in her arms. In real life, however, babies usually look more Alien 3 than Pampers ad as they enter the world—their heads are misshapen, their faces resemble grumpy old men, and they’re covered in a white film. The traditional protocol…Read more… […]

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