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What We Do and Don’t Know About the Safety of Marijuana in Pregnancy

Marijuana has a healthier image than many other drugs (or, depending on who you ask, alcohol), and it can ease symptoms like nausea that tend to crop up in pregnancy. But we are accumulating evidence that marijuana is probably not a great idea to use if you’re pregnant. In particular, the THC component can affect […]

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Swimming Lessons Can’t Drown-Proof Your Toddler

You do not want your toddler to drown. I don’t want your toddler to drown, either. Swimming lessons are great, and can help them be more comfortable in water, but please don’t rely on them to give you peace of mind at the pool.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Swimming Lessons Can’t Drown-Proof Your Toddler

You do not want your toddler to drown. I don’t want your toddler to drown, either. Swimming lessons are great, and can help them be more comfortable in water, but please don’t rely on them to give you peace of mind at the pool.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What to Worry About This Week: White Bread, Baby Sleep, and Zika

In this week’s roundup of health news, we’ll look at whether you need to do anything differently about your choice of bread, the place your baby sleeps, and your attitude toward mosquitoes on your vacation. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Can Fetuses Recognize Faces When They’re Still in the Womb?

We don’t remember what it was like to be a fetus. We don’t remember what we heard or smelled, and we certainly don’t remember what we saw. So fetuses, their development, and their experiences are a natural curiosity. When and how do fetuses start taking part in the human experience? Can they recognize faces from […]

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We Read 7 of the Most Popular Books on Kids and Picky Eating So You Don’t Have To 

My kids are picky eaters, and I’ve been struggling with this since my older boy, now seven, was about two. Here are the things they will always eat: Bread. Pasta. Snacky things, like pretzels, crackers, and yogurt. A few cheeses and meats. And sweets. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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We Can’t Pretend Juice Is Healthy for Babies Anymore

Juice is liquid candy. Sure, it has a few more vitamins than your average can of Coke, but it also has more sugar. Your days of pretending it’s healthy are over: the American Academy of Pediatricians has finally found the guts to tell us to stop giving juice to babies.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why New Parents Need to Take a Break From the News (and What They Should Do Instead)

In the months after my kids were born, the news cycle would send me into tailspins of anxiety and fear. The Penn State sex-abuse scandal and the Newtown shootings paralyzed me for days—I wept while changing diapers, wept in the bathtub, wept while pushing the stroller down the street. What might have been (merely!)…Read more… […]

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Why New Parents Need to Take a Break From the News (and What They Should Do Instead)

In the months after my kids were born, the news cycle would send me into tailspins of anxiety and fear. The Penn State sex-abuse scandal and the Newtown shootings paralyzed me for days—I wept while changing diapers, wept in the bathtub, wept while pushing the stroller down the street. What might have been (merely!)…Read more… […]

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5 Ways Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids

Since I got married, my “love language” has become the love language of picking your shit up off the floor—because nothing kills romance or libido faster than cleaning up after someone like a 1950's housewife. And yet this is the norm for many heterosexual new parents: that the woman, whether she works or not, will […]

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What to Expect After Surgery for Diastasis Recti (That Post-Pregnancy Pooch)

Of all the physical indignities of having a baby—the delivery, the breastfeeding, the mesh undies that made me feel like an enormous wounded sea creature snagged in a tiny net—the postpartum stomach pooch is among the worst. For many of us, our distended abdomens deflate eventually, given time and maybe a little…

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