Pancake Dad Celebrated 'National Tell a Fairy Tale Day' Better Than You

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Nathan Shields kicked off the week with some Disney Princess magic. And we're willing to bet he didn't even know Thursday was National Tell a Fairy Tale Day. Pancake works of art have become a Sunday ritual in his family's Port Angeles, Washington home. In September, his pancake portraits of the Beatles went viral, and... Read more

Netflix for Preschoolers? Nickelodeon Has the Answer

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It's just so easy for toddlers to consume all the kid-friendly media they want. Right on the heels of YouTube Kids' app launch, Nickelodeon announced a subscription streaming service meant for toddlers: Noggin. The ad-free, preschool-targeted service -- available March 5 -- will cost $5.99 per month. Don't expect to see new content, though; Noggin will offer reruns of... Read more

Delaying Kids' School Entry? Why You Should Reconsider

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Planning on sending your August baby to school a year later than you have to? While it's common for parents to delay the start of school for preemies or summer babies, a new study suggests they might want to reconsider. The parental argument is that these kids won't be mature enough to start school compared to... Read more

Real-Life Toddler Princesses Make Photo Debut

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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (California)... Two-year-old Claire and her one-year-old cousin Chloe recreated their favorite fairytale characters in an adorably magical photo shoot. Jessica West -- Claire's mom and the mastermind behind the shoot -- was inspired by similar photos to create a fantasy world for her daughter and niece. After making the... Read more

How Your Voice Can Boost Your Preemie's Brain

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From smarter incubators to higher level NICUs, innovations for preemie care keep coming. But the newest tool is the simplest one yet: your voice. That's the latest from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Just a few hours a day of mom's voice is a welcome contrast from the buzz of the incubator... Read more

Calling Off Postpartum Depression?

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Wondering what you can do you lessen postpartum depression? You can start by making a phone call. A new Canadian study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing found that support from peers might be able to reduce postpartum depression (PPD) up to two years after delivery. But just talking to friends and family isn't... Read more

Kid-Friendly YouTube App Makes Its Debut

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Is your toddler already a pro at swiping through your tablet? Those skills are about to go into overdrive with today's launch of the YouTube Kids app. The first Google-built app designed specifically for children, YouTube Kids uses larger images and bold icons to help little fingers navigate through videos, which are filtered into the channels "Shows,"... Read more

Pumping While Driving -- Would You Try It?

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One multitasking mom is taking her breast pumping skills on the road. And we mean literally -- Leslie Goldman is pumping while driving. The new mom shared her story -- and a brief how-to -- with FitPregnancy, explaining that necessity drove her to PWD (pumping while driving) when she was late for a friend's... Read more

Spot-On Video Shows Why Moms Get Nothing Done

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To be fair, it kind of seems like baby Ellia just wants to help. But household chores don't seem to be a part of her skill set yet; making a mess does. This isn't the first time we've seen Ellia get mischievous. Mom and Story of this Life blogger Esther Anderson shared a... Read more

Helpful Hints for Cleaning Baby Teeth

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It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, which means we’ll be giving you helpful tips on dental care for baby and answering all those questions you have about those adorable baby teeth. Here, we explain the best techniques for cleaning little teeth. You may be wondering why it’s important to clean baby’s teeth when she’s just going to... Read more