Doctor's Orders: A Placebo to Help Baby's Cough?

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For many parents, giving your coughing baby medicine isn't an easy decision. But it turns out you might not have to make that choice, thanks to a placebo effect. Researchers looked at 119 coughing children between two months and four years old. While all of the kids had coughs that lasted for more than seven days, none had... read more

Snooki: Life Is Totally Different as a Mom of Two

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We couldn't wait to hear Snooki weigh in on the final season of Snooki & JWoww and being a new mom again. But first thing's first: maybe we should stop calling her Snooki. "Snooki was my party girl image before I had kids and being a mom -- I really don’t think Snooki exists anymore," she tells PEOPLE... read more

Baby Talk: Are Moms Better At It Than Dads?

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You know that talking to baby is good for her development. But you may not know baby talk is yet another battle of the sexes. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics looked at how moms and dads talk to their babies, since most existing research only examines how moms interact with infants. To conduct the study,... read more

Plan Your Next Party with P.S. XO

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Parenthood has its fair share of obligatory milestone party-planning, from the baby shower to the first birthday party and the christening. But we're pleased to introduce you to something that will make that a whole lot easier. P.S. XO -- co-founded by actress Soleil Moon Frye and Kara Nortman -- delivers triple-decker boxes... read more

Baby's Eating Habits Develop in First Year

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Wondering how you can get baby on track for a healthy and fit lifestyle? The first solid foods he eats play a big part. No pressure. Interested in finding out exactly what American babies are eating, researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences looked at over 1,500 babies six months to... read more

Does Having Kids Make You Happier?

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Your kids probably bring immeasurable joy into your life, right? Most days anyways. But what if you could measure it? Researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Canada's Western University did just that. And they found that two kids are the ticket to happiness. When it comes to a third child,... read more

#TBT: Our Famous Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

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A year ago today, we gave you five brilliant ideas for last-minute family Halloween costumes on the TODAY Show. Since we're willing to bet a lot you still need them, let's take a look back, shall we? So skip the party store reject costumes and use supplies from around the house for a DIY costume that's quick and creative.... read more

Gerber Sued Over Allergy Claims

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced today they're suing baby food giant Gerber for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. The filed complaint says Gerber misled consumers by claiming to be the first formula to meet government approval for reducing allergies. While the FTC wants Gerber to... read more

Prepping Baby for Daylight Saving Time

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It's almost time for the good daylight saving. You know, the one where you gain an hour of sleep. Buuut not so fast for new parents who know anything that disrupts baby's sleep schedule is the stuff that actually keeps them up at night. So how to prepare for the Nov. 2 time change without it being a shock to... read more

Why Losing the Baby Weight Isn't Top Priority for Daphne Oz

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At her first postpartum checkup after giving birth to baby Philomena Bijou in February, The Chew's Daphne Oz was shocked to see she'd only lost ten pounds — but that gave way to acceptance. "It's a priority, but it's one of many," the first-time-mom, 28, tells Fitness magazine about losing the baby weight. "I'm read more