Can Babies Have Seasonal Allergies?

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Now that spring is finally here, we've also entered allergy season. So we were wondering: Can babies have seasonal allergies? Pediatrician Jack Maypole, MD, weighs in. "Conventional medical wisdom says babies over a year old can have allergies," he says. "You have to see some seasons before you have symptoms of seasonal allergies!" Look for a trio... Read more

Happy National Princess Week! 10 Of The Cutest Little Princesses Ever

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Fittingly sponsored by dame Julie Andrews, we're in the midst of the fourth annual National Princess Week since the idea was cooked up in 2012. "Joining Disney and Target to create National Princess Week is an extension of my work," the actress, singer, author, dancer and mother (phew!) told Target during the event's 2012 debut. "[It's] a moment in... Read more

Vaccinations: What Baby Will Need

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We know it’s painful to watch baby get poked and even worse to hear the inevitable crying, but immunizations are crucial for their health. If baby is extremely sick, then your pediatrician will probably modify the immunization schedule. Otherwise, baby should get vaccinated on a regular basis. Though some children do suffer from mild reactions... Read more

Find Solace in 'My Kid Can't Eat This' Instagram

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Have a picky eater on your hands? Finally, a cathartic way to vent your frustration. We're talking about Instagram, of course. The week-old account My Kid Can't Eat This encourages parents to post photos of rejected food along with the reason why #MyKidCantEatThis. Take a look below. Maybe you, too, have contaminated a banana... Read more

Photographer Captures 'Breastfeeding Goddesses'

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Breastfeeding is natural, instinctual, and above all, normal. And while photographer Ivette Ivens sought to normalize breastfeeding by stripping away everything that gets in the way, these amazing photos are anything but normal. Ivens, a mom of two herself, brings her subjects outside to capture breastfeeding in nature. "I want people to look at... Read more

A Text a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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It may be a small start, but a text message could be the simplest way to boost a new mom's day. With the help of a grant from the Maternal Child and Family Health Coalition (MCHFC), researchers from Saint Louis University explored how supportive text messages could help low-income, racial minority mothers with postpartum depression. Their... Read more

Baby Goes to Extremes to Avoid Bedtime

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"The first year of his life, I think he was always awake," Adele Enersen recalls of her son Vincent, now three. "I think he slept 15 minutes once a week. Or at least it felt that way! Or remember that movie The Ring — the horror movie where the girl never slept? It was like... Read more

The Messiest (And Cutest) First Birthday Tradition: Cake Smashing

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For some reason, making a mess is nothing short of adorable when you're under two years old. So when society finally accepted that spoon-feeding baby her cake just wasn't going to fly, a beautiful, frosting-filled first birthday tradition was born: cake smashing. Yep, baby gets his or her own cake to destroy, one fistful at... Read more

Improving Family Life Might Start at Work

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Not spending as much time as you should with your kids? A little boost from your boss could solve that problem. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that training supervisors to be more supportive of their employees' personal and family lives had big payoffs at home. The workplace intervention... Read more

Impossible Video Game Simulates Parenting

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Safety proofing, multitasking, spending every waking hour attending to people other than yourself -- so is the life of a parent. Doesn't sound hard to you? A new video game may change your mind. Jostle Parent, a simple, pixilated game, allows you to control a parent in charge of three little kids. And these little... Read more