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Pacifiers: Are they good for your baby?
Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Most babies have a strong sucking reflex. Some babies even suck their thumbs or fingers before they're born. Beyond nutrition, sucking often has a soothing, calming effect. That's why many parents rank pacifiers as must haves, right up there with diaper wipes and baby swings. But are pacifiers really OK for your baby? Although the answer to that question is often debated, the American Academy of Pediatrics gives pacifiers the green light."

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National Domestic Violence Hotline
Thursday, July 28, 2011

The National Domestic Violence Hotline runs a helpful website and phone hotline for people in crisis and those that care about them. Tollfree number: 800-799-7233.

 

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Tips for Parents: Christmas Safety
Monday, December 06, 2010

In Tips for Parents: Christmas Safety, learn how to prevent injuries commonly associated with the holidays from fire, choking, poisoning and other hazards.

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Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Developmental Milestones
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

"Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (crawling, walking, etc.)."

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March of Dimes Developmental Milestones for Babies
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

“No two babies are exactly alike. Your baby will develop at her own pace. Most babies reach certain milestones at similar ages. However, it's not unusual for a healthy, “normal” baby to fall behind in some areas or race ahead in others.”

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Mayo Clinic’s Infant Development: What Happens from 4 to 6 Months?
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

“From ages 4 to 6 months, your baby becomes more aware of his or her surroundings. Infant development milestones include rolling over, clapping hands and babbling.”

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Mayo Clinic’s Infant Development: Birth to 3 Months
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

“Infant development begins at birth. Consider major infant development milestones from birth to 3 months — and know what to do when something's not right.”

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Tips for Toy Safety
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Links to numerous resources on child product safety, recalls, choosing safe toys, and much more.

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Tips for Parents: Is My Baby Developing Normally?
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Most parents, at some point, wonder if their infant is healthy and developing normally compared to other babies their age.  In some circles, baby development becomes a kind of competition, where mothers and fathers brag that their child is already rolling over, eating solid foods, or has a vocabulary of more than 20 words.  These Tips for Parents will help you understand what’s normal and what to do if you suspect your infant is delayed.

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Helping Your Preschool Child from the Department of Education
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Helping Your Preschool Child from the Department of Education including resources and offers fun activities for parents to use during everyday routines to help babies, toddlers, and preschoolers develop skills needed for success in school and life. The booklet also describes behaviors and changes parents can expect to see during these three developmental stages.

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Federal Technical Assistance for Early Learning from the Department of Education
Monday, August 02, 2010

Federal Technical Assistance for Early Learning from the Department of Education including recources for Selected Technical Assistance Resources, Longitudinal Studies, Research Studies and much more.

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Tips for Parents: Summer Safety
Thursday, July 08, 2010

Get parenting tips on keeping your family safe this summer while out and about doing all of your favorite summer activities.  Including help on bicycle safety, water safety, heat safety, sunburn safety, and stranger danger safety.

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Tips for Parents: ADHD Linked to Pesticides
Thursday, June 03, 2010

A new study published in Pediatrics links high levels of pesticides in children's urine with higher incidences of ADHD.  In the Tips for Parents, learn how children are exposed to pesticides and how you can lower their exposure.

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Tips for Parents: 121 Stress Relievers
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Life is stressful.  If we’re fortunate enough to have a lot of resources to tap into, such as trips to the spa, grandma always ready to take the kids, or a personal home gym—we may be better able to handle the bumps of life.  But many of us don’t have these kinds of options.  That’s where we have to get creative and find ways to de-stress using the resources we do have.  These 121 Stress Relievers will help.

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Tips for Parents: Teen Parents
Thursday, December 31, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Teen Parents, learn the steps you should take if you're pregnant, and if you're already a teen parent, get tips for improving your and your baby's lives.

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Tips for Parents: Stay at Home Dads
Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Not every man makes a good stay at home father; but truthfully, not every woman does either.  Research indicates that in general, children raised by fathers that have willingly chosen to be stay at home dads flourish.  Wives benefit when they opt to pursue a fulfilling career, and dads are able to nourish their care giving sides, especially if they seek outside contact from other stay at home dads.

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Tips for Parents: Single Parents
Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Parenting on your own can be stressful, confusing and exhausting.  Here are several key do and don’t tips for single parents to help you manage your time, your kids, and your sanity.

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Tips for Parents: Military Families
Tuesday, December 29, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Military Families, get tips for communicating, asking for the support of family and friends, making the best of each day, and get links dozens of great resources for military families.

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Tips for Parents: Older Parents
Monday, December 28, 2009

Discover why people are waiting until later to have kids, learn the advantages and disadvantages of becoming older parents, and get tips for overcoming some of the difficulties later in life parents face.

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Tips for Parents: Large Families
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Large Families, learn the benefits of having a large family and get tips for making sure each child feels valued and gets the attention and support he or she needs.

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Tips for Parents: Interracial Families
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

As interracial families continue to expand faster than many other segments of the population, barriers are being broken down and many families are seizing an opportunity to teach their children and others about the value of diversity and respect.  In this Tips for Parents, discover ways to help your children develop their own unique identity, to value who they are, to learn how to respond to discrimination, and to develop respect for others.

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Tips for Parents: Immigrant Families
Tuesday, December 22, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Immigrant Families, get tips for adjusting to American culture, understanding your responsibility to help your children succeed in school, and get links to many government programs that assist immigrant families.

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Tips for Parents: Gay or Lesbian Parents
Friday, December 18, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Gay or Lesbian Parents, discover research about children growing up with a gay parent/parents, learn what the experts have to say about how well these children fare, get tips for raising children with gay or lesbian parents, and find links to great resources on the topic.

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Breastfeeding vs. Bottle feeding
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

"There are advantages and disadvantages to both breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. Ultimately the decision should be made by the parents. The following table outlines several of the issues that need to be considered when making the decision on whether to breastfeed, bottle-feed, or a combination of the two."

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Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

"Considerable advances have occurred in recent years in the scientific knowledge of the benefits of breastfeeding, the mechanisms underlying these benefits, and in the clinical management of breastfeeding. This policy statement on breastfeeding replaces the 1997 policy statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics and reflects this newer knowledge and the supporting publications. The benefits of breastfeeding for the infant, the mother, and the community are summarized, and recommendations to guide the pediatrician and other health care professionals in assisting mothers in the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding for healthy term infants and high-risk infants are presented."

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Breast-feeding vs. formula: What's right for your baby?
Tuesday, December 08, 2009

You know the benefits of breast-feeding. Still, a decision to use infant formula — alone or in combination with breast-feeding — shouldn't lead to guilt. Here's insight from a Mayo Clinic specialist.

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Disposable diapers
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"You'll change thousands of diapers by the time your child is 2 to 3 years old and ready for the potty. Fortunately, diaper quality is better than ever, which makes the task easier. Your first major decision in the diaper department will be between the cloth or disposable kind (see our report on cloth diapers). Both kinds have their benefits and drawbacks. On the one hand, disposable diapers are undeniably convenient, but they're also costly: You can expect to spend $1,500 to $2,000 or more on disposables by the time your baby is out of them."

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Day Care: Choosing a Good Center
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Whether you are considering a commercial day care center or one in someone's home, you should check it out carefully. Ask questions of the staff. Talk to parents of other children at the day care center. Look over the center carefully. This handout gives you a list of questions to get started.

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Finding and Selecting Good Child Care: A Guide for Parents Returning to Work
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

A big question for anyone going back to work is, "Who will take care of my children?" Finding good child care takes time and thought. Parents need to think about the types of child care programs, what good child care is and which arrangement best meets their needs.

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How to find good daycare
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Approach your daycare search as you would a job hunt. Be thorough, do your homework, and start your quest early — six months before you'll need it isn't too soon, especially if you live in a large city where daycare slots fill up faster than subway cars during rush hour. Once you find a promising daycare center or home daycare, you'll need to take a few steps to make sure it's one you want to stick with. We've outlined the process for you below.

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Circumcision for baby boys: Weighing the pros and cons
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

For some parents, circumcision is a religious ritual. It can also be a matter of family tradition, personal hygiene or preventive health care. For others, however, the procedure seems unnecessary or disfiguring.

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Circumcision: Medical Pros and Cons
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The issue of circumcision is as controversial as it ever has been. There are well-known religious, social, and medical reasons to recommend circumcision; however, most major medical societies have taken an "impartial" view of the procedure, neither recommending nor renouncing the practice.

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Circumcision
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Whether you're expecting a baby boy or have just welcomed your new little guy into the world, you have an important decision to make before you take your son home: whether to circumcise him.

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For Kids' Sake Think Toy Safety
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A guide to choosing, buying and maintaining toys for children and infants. Includes information on toy labeling and the Child Safety Protection Act.

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Tips for Parents: When a Mommy or Daddy Dies
Monday, November 23, 2009

In Tips for Parents: When a Mommy or Daddy Dies, learn how to help yourself and your children grieve and cope in a healthy way when your spouse passes away. 

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Tips for Parents: Having an Only Child
Sunday, November 22, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Having an Only Child, learn the benefits and common issues associated with having an only child.  Learn how to avoid these issues and optimize the one on one attention your child benefits from with you.

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Tips for Parents: Adoption
Sunday, November 22, 2009

In Tips for Parents: Adoption, learn more about what adoption is, where to find more information about the adoption process, how to encourage bonding post adoption, and resources to help adopted children find their biological parents.

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Tips for Parents: Kinship Care (Children Raised by Relatives)
Friday, October 30, 2009

When parents choose not to care for their own children, or become unable to provide safe, loving care due to drug addiction, abuse, death, imprisonment or other situations, family members often step in to care for the child and prevent them from living in the foster care system. This kind of care is often called "Kinship Care."

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New Mom Survival Strategies
Friday, October 30, 2009

This page offers a list of articles to help mothers survive the early years of parenting.  Articles include "What Moms Really Feel on the Inside," "Balancing Motherhood and Self," "Breast Feeding, Night Feeding and other Perils," "Tips for New Moms: Please Tell Me it Gets Easier!" and "Can You Afford to Stay Home?  A Calculator" among many others.

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Tips for Parents: Foster Parents
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Foster parents provide a temporary, safe home for children in crisis and become part of the child's support, treatment, and care program. If you are interested in being a foster parent, this Tips for Parents will help you know what is involved and how to begin the process.

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Tips for Parents: Diverse Families
Thursday, October 29, 2009

We’re creating a series of Tips for Parents called Diverse Families. This series will discuss the challenges and benefits of many different types of families, offer tips for some of the most common issues, and provide links to credible, really helpful websites you can visit for more information.

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Pets and a New Baby
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Getting ready for a new family member is a busy, exciting time. In addition to all that you need to do to prepare for the new baby, there are a few things you can do to make the transition easier for your pets.

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Tips for Parents: Teaching Babies Sign Language
Monday, October 05, 2009

In this Tips for Parents, learn more about teaching babies sign language so that they can communicate earlier.

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Reading Rockets Tips for Parents of Toddlers
Friday, April 03, 2009

"Being a toddler is all about action. Encourage continued language development and interest in books and reading by keeping things lively and engaging. Everyday experiences are full of opportunities to engage in conversation and develop language skills. The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child."

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Reading Rockets Tips for Parents of Babies
Friday, April 03, 2009

"It's never too early to read to your baby. As soon as your baby is born, he or she starts learning. Just by talking to, playing with, and caring for your baby every day, you help your baby develop language skills necessary to become a reader. By reading with your baby, you foster a love of books and reading right from the start. The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child."

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Pregnancy Nutrition Myths and Facts
Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Find out which pregnancy nutrition myths are fact and which are fiction.

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Child Welfare Information on Adoption
Monday, February 02, 2009

"Resources on all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption, including adoption from foster care. Includes information for prospective and adoptive parents; information about searching for birth relatives; and resources for professionals on recruiting adoptive families, preparing children and youth, supporting birth parents, and providing postadoption services."

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Hand in Hand Parent Podcasts
Tuesday, January 27, 2009

HandInHand.org offers free parenting podcasts on topics such as bonding with your new baby, support for new dads, recovering from a difficult birth, and helping your baby with colic.  The site also has a number of parenting articles that focus on developing a stronger emotional connection with you child and developing a better family life as a result.

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Ounce of Prevention
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Ounce of Prevention Fund is dedicated to ensuring that, beginning at birth, children in low-income families can overcome the challenges of poverty and enter kindergarten fully prepared to achieve.  We believe it far more cost-effective, and caring, to help at risk children and their parents build healthy foundations than to treat problems later in life.

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Child Behavior: What Parents Can Do to Change Their Child's Behavior
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

How to encourage positive behavior, tips for using "time out" and stopping misbehavior.

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Disciplining Your Child
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Discipline tips by age.

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Temper Tantrums
Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Why kids have tantrums, tactics for avoiding and coping with them, and when you should seek medical advice.

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Should I Have My Son Circumcised?
Monday, October 06, 2008

Routine circumcision is no longer recommended by most pediatricians.  However, there are reasons some parents opt to have their sons circumcised.  Learn more about circumcision, the reasons for and against it, and get a worksheet that will help you weigh your decision.

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Colds
Monday, October 06, 2008

Cold symptoms in babies, when to call the doctor, and common treatments.

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Fever
Monday, October 06, 2008

How to tell if your baby has a fever, when to call the doctor, fever reducing medicines, and more.

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Vomiting
Monday, October 06, 2008

What to do when baby is vomiting, the dehyrdation risk, and when to call the doctor.

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Diarrhea
Monday, October 06, 2008

Find out how to tell whether your baby has diarrhea, why it may be happening, and what you can do about it.

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Baby Diaper Rash
Monday, October 06, 2008

How to treat your baby's diaper rash and when you should see the doctor.

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Is Baby Sick or Teething?
Monday, October 06, 2008

Find out if baby is actually sick or just teething, learn when and how babies teeth, and the common symptoms of teething.

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Video: Child Care Providers Need Training
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Why ongoing training makes for a better pre-school.

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Tips for Parents: Kids and Pets
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tips for deciding if a pet is right for your family, where to buy a pet, and teaching kids how to care for a pet responsibly.

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Tips for Parents: Home is Your Child's First School
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Understand your role as your child's first teacher.

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Zero to Three
Thursday, March 20, 2008

“The Nation’s Leading Resource on the First Years of Life.”  Follow the “Parents” link to a “Parent’s A-Z” with articles on hundreds of topics, a tip of the week, FAQs, Brain Wonders (a section of the site devoted to brain development), and the national education campaign “The Magic of Everyday Moments.” It “is designed to help you and other caregivers understand and gain ideas for how to use simple, everyday moments to promote your child's social, emotional, and intellectual development.”

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Understanding and Dealing With Colic
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What Colic is, how long it can last, possible causes, how it is diagnosed, and how to cope.

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Toddlers' Speech and Talking
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

From the Berkeley Parents Network.  Resources and advice in a Q&A format.

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Toddler Milestone--Socialization
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

This article discusses when and how toddler socialization develops, what comes next, and when to be concerned.

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Toddler Breath Holding
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Learn how to deal with a child's breath holding spells.  Also available in Spanish.

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The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Publications, resources, advocacy, facts and more about children's disabilities.  Also available in Spanish.

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The Mayo Clinic
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

“Mayo Clinic's three main Web sites provide information and services from the world's first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group medical practice. Manage your health with information and tools that reflect the expertise of Mayo's 2,500 physicians and scientists, learn how to access medical services, and discover Mayo's medical research and education offerings.”

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The Flexibility Alliance
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Supporting Flexible Work for Mothers.  With relevant news links, tools to help parents propose flexible schedules to their employers, online forums, and resources for employers.

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Sick Baby? When to Call the Doctor
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The signs and symptoms that indicate it’s time to call your child's doctor.

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Should We Have Our Son Circumcised?
Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Reasons for and against circumcision from the American Academy of Pediatricians. 

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Should I Go Back to Work After My Baby is Born?
Monday, March 17, 2008

From the American Academy of Pediatricians, this article discusses why women work, the impact of a decision to work on a child, conflicts that may arise, how to find family time, the importance of quality child care, and more.

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Separation Anxiety
Monday, March 17, 2008

Suggestions from the American Academy of Pediatrics to ease separation anxiety.

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Selecting the Right Pet for Your Family and Making the Introduction
Monday, March 17, 2008

Answers to questions like "How old should my child be before we get a pet?" and "What kind of dog should we get?"

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Safe Sleep for Your Baby--10 Ways to Decrease Risk of SIDS
Monday, March 17, 2008

From the National Back to Sleep campaign.  Baby deaths from SIDS have decreased more than 40% since this campaign began in 1992. 

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Safely Storing and Preparing Formula
Monday, March 17, 2008

Including instructions on cleaning bottles and equipment, preparing and storing formula, and other information.  Also available in French and Chinese.

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Safe Kids
Monday, March 17, 2008

The goal of the Safe Kids website is to prevent accidental injury.  Get information on programs such as “Safety in the Home,” and find safety tips sheets for bike helmets, poisoning, water safety, and much more.  Kids will enjoy the activities page with coloring sheets, mazes, quizzes and more fun.

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension
Monday, March 17, 2008

Parenting and Child Development Fact Sheets & Bulletins with titles such as “Parenting the First Year,” and “Tackling the Bullying Issue.” All sheets are also available in Spanish.

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Quitting Thumb-Sucking and Pacifiers
Monday, March 17, 2008

Tips for helping your child break the thumb-sucking or pacifier habit.

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Preparing Siblings for A New Baby
Monday, March 17, 2008

Ways to get your child ready for the new addition to the family.

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Pets and Children
Monday, March 17, 2008

Tips for choosing an appropriate pet, how to care for it and the advantages of pet ownership for families with children.

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Newborn Sleep Patterns
Thursday, March 06, 2008

This article includes a description of newborn sleep patterns and sleep states, a description of alert phases, how to help your baby fall asleep and sleep well, and recommendations for sleep positions and bedding to avoid Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  Also available in Spanish.

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Newborn Behavior
Thursday, March 06, 2008

How a newborn sleeps, why they cry, their reflexes, and how they breathe, see, and hear.

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The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Shaken Baby Syndrome often occurs when a parent or caregiver becomes frustrated or angry with an infant’s crying and shakes it hard.  The shaking can cause severe brain damage and even death.  Get tips for coping with a baby's crying.

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National Safety Council
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Featuring “Safety and Health Magazine,” online safety courses, a comprehensive resource center with safety issues, fact sheets, a library, and research and statistics.

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National Network for Child Care
Thursday, March 06, 2008

With articles, conferences, publications, resources, email forum, and much more.  Topics include child abuse, children with special needs, guidance and discipline, nutrition and diet, and activities and learning.

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National Child Care Information Center
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Featuring “Finding Child Care Near You,” financial assistance, and information about quality child care.  From the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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Leaving Children Unattended in Vehicles
Thursday, March 06, 2008

The dangers of leaving a child unattended in a car, even for a quick errand, and how kids playing in cars often become trapped, trap others, or set the car in motion.

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La Leche League
Thursday, March 06, 2008

The most comprehensive information about breastfeeding anywhere.  Also available in Spanish. 

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Kids Growth--Head Banging
Thursday, March 06, 2008

Up to the age of four, it is common for children, especially boys, to bang their heads on the floor or other stationary objects during temper tantrums, or rhythmically when they’re hurt, frustrated, or even overtired.

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Kids' Health from the Nemours Foundation
Thursday, March 06, 2008

With three separate sites.  The parent site offers “Practical parenting, information, and news,” the kids’ site features “Homework help and how the body works,” and the teen site details “Answers, advice, and straight talk” about teen health issues.  Also available in Spanish.

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Introducing Your Pet and New Baby
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Tips to ensure that pregnant mom and new baby interactions with the family pets will be safe and healthy for everyone. 

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Introducing Solid Food
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Learn when to introduce solid foods, why feeding baby solids too early can be harmful, and how to prepare food for baby as they grow.

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Interactive Childhood Immunization Scheduler
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

CDC’s National Immunization Project—“Interactive Childhood Immunization Scheduler.”  Includes useful links for more information. 

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Intelihealth
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A one stop resource for health information.  The site is divided into four main areas:  Diseases and Conditions, Healthy Lifestyle, Your Health, and Look it Up. With information for men, women, children, and the aged; also features dental information, an “Ask the Expert" area, and interactive tools such as the exciting “A Look at Your Colon,” a “Ball Park Chow” game, and a depression self-assessment.  Featuring Harvard Medical School's consumer health information.

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Healthy Start, Grow Smart Series
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Developed by the US Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Health and Human Services, these twelve booklets walk you through baby’s first year of life.  They include feeding tips, checkup information, stages of development, ways you can keep baby safe, and much more.  Also available in Spanish.

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Getting Back In Shape After Baby is Born
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

This article, from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, provides information about how to safely begin an exercise program after baby is born.

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Formula Feeding Basics
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

From Family Education.  Why use formula, the differences in formulas, what’s healthy and not healthy, and how to choose the best formula for your baby.

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Five Steps to Choosing Quality Child Care
Wednesday, March 05, 2008

From the National Association of Childcare Resource and Referral Agencies.  This website also includes a child care connector, and extensive information about choosing a child care provider, licensing and accreditation, and other helpful tools and resources. Also available in Spanish.

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Families and Work Institute
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

A non-profit, non-partisan research organization that studies the changing workforce, the changing workplace, the changing family and the changing community.  With informative and useful publications like “Making Work "Work": New Ideas from the Winners of the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility”, and “The Economic Benefits of High-Quality Early Childhood Programs: What Makes the Difference?”

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Diaper Rash
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Includes the causes and types of diaper rash, treatment, prevention, and when to call a doctor.

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Diapering Your Baby
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

What you need to have on hand and ready, how to wipe the baby, separate instructions for diapering with cloth or disposable diapers, and preventing diaper rash.  Also available in Spanish.

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Depression During and After Pregnancy
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

What perinatal depression is, its causes, symptoms, treatment, and other recommendations and links. Also includes a link to information in Spanish.

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Deciding to Work After Baby is Born
Tuesday, March 04, 2008

This article discusses the issues most parents face when deciding whether or not to go back to work after baby is born: money, priorities, emotional issues, trust, shared responsibilities, career goals, and employer flexibility.

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Coping With Sleepless Nights
Monday, March 03, 2008

Advice for parents on coping with sleep deprivation and dealing with sleepless nights with your new baby.

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Cloth Versus Disposable Diapers
Monday, March 03, 2008

This discussion of which is best takes into consideration skin and health concerns, cost, the environment, and convenience. 

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Catalyst Information Center
Monday, March 03, 2008

With links to resource organizations for careers and job hunting, mentoring and networking, scholarships and grants, entrepreneur resources, and more for parents seeking alternative work arrangements such as job sharing, telecommuting, flex-time, and home-based businesses.

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Car Safety Seats--A Guide for Families 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008

From the American Academy of Pediatricians, this comprehensive car seat guide includes tips for choosing the best seat for your child, safety rules, details on each of the car seat types and their use, how to properly install a car seat, a Q&A section, and brand and model information listings.

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Breastfeeding Versus Formula Feeding
Monday, March 03, 2008

Includes the advantages and challenges of breastfeeding and formula feeding, recommendations from leading health organizations, and more.  Also available in Spanish.

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Breastfeeding and Returning to Work
Monday, March 03, 2008

From FamilyDoctor.org, learn how you can still breastfeed your baby after returning to work.

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Baby Proofing
Monday, March 03, 2008

How to eliminate potential hazards, prepare your home to be safe for baby, and practice safety.  Includes crib safety checklist.

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Baby Product Safety Alert
Monday, March 03, 2008

Includes vital information to prevent infant injury or death from strangulations and suffocations, scalds, falls, chokings, drownings, and poisonings related to common household products and furnishings.

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Monday, March 03, 2008

“In some unfortunate cases, infants and toddlers have experienced severe tooth decay that has resulted in dental restorations or extractions. The good news is that decay is preventable.”

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Baby's First Ear Infection
Monday, March 03, 2008

Symptoms, causes, treatment, and background info about baby and infant ear aches and ear infections.

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ASPCA Animaland
Friday, February 29, 2008

The ASPCA's kids' site.  With tips for being responsible pet owners, a Pet of the Week, Spotlight, and News features.

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American Academy of Pediatrics --Sleep Issues
Friday, February 29, 2008

Parenting help with information on bedtime activities, foods for sleep, sleep patterns, problems, schedules, and important information on SIDS.

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American Academy of Pediatrics
Friday, February 29, 2008

This site has a parenting corner with featured topics and parenting resources, hundreds of symptoms, treatment and prevention articles for everything from abuse to working parents, and safety tips to prevent injury and illness.

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Alliance for Work-Life Progress
Friday, February 29, 2008

AWLP advances work-life effectiveness as a strategy for better integration of work, family and community. AWLP, an entity of World at Work, is a "national center of work-life expertise that defines and recognizes innovation and best practices, and provides thought leadership.”

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A Guide for First Time Parents
Friday, February 29, 2008

A description of the basics in taking care of a newborn.

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31 Ways to Get Your Baby to Go to Sleep and Stay Asleep
Friday, February 29, 2008

Includes a discussion of night time parenting decisions, conditioning baby to fall asleep, transitioning techniques, and stay asleep techniques.

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