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How Target's New Shopping Carts Are Making A Difference

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As of late, Target's been going above and beyond to establish itself as family-friendly. An elimination of gendered toy categories this summer sought to be more inclusive. And their supportive breastfeeding policy elicited major praise from moms. Now, the retail giant is rolling out another initiative: shopping carts better suited for kids... Read more

Watch Babywearing Moms Get Down To Sugar Ray

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Having a baby doesn't mean you have to give up the things you love to do. It just means finding a way to bring your family's new addition along for the ride. We've seen a babywearing pole dancer, some babywearing barre patrons, and most recently, a "breasterciser." But it's the... Read more

Does Baby Need That Test? The Most Common Medical Procedures, Revealed

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Your pediatrician has probably already consulted you about a vaccine schedule for baby, but other than that, you might be unfamiliar with which tests and procedures your child will actually need. Should you consider a vision test for your toddler? What about circumcision for your newborn? Doctor-finding resource Amino spent two... Read more

Why I Spent $2,000 To Breastfeed

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Meet Kaitlin Bell Barnett, a mom and journalist covering everything from psychology and medications to women’s health and child development. She's opening up about the cost of her breastfeeding experience so far, and explaining why those costs, while frustrating, can be worth it. Earlier this week, I published a column detailing how six months... Read more

What's A Baby Hair Tourniquet, And How Can You Prevent It?

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Hair can end up in some pretty annoying places: your mouth, your food, the back of your shirt, on all of your socks. Luckily, you can do something about these pesky strands. Baby, however, is going to need a little help. And as one family learned, if it ends up in the wrong place, that... Read more

Why A 2 Year Old Learning ABCs Is Taking Over The Internet

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With a little perseverance and a lot of enthusiasm, John David is nailing his ABCs. Even more impressive, the little boy, who has Down syndrome, is only 2 years old: a year or so ahead of when many of our own users indicate their kids started learning the alphabet. Coached through each letter... Read more

Dolce & Gabbana's New Fashion Line Celebrates Multicultural And Gay Parents

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Too little, too late? In perhaps too overt a reference to the controversy the designers stirred last year, Dolce & Gabbana just unveiled a new line featuring same-sex couples with young children. Need a quick refresher of 2015's saga? In an interview with Italian news magazine Panorama, the designers, who dated for 23 years, stated,... Read more

These Twins Traveled The World To Surprise Grandma (Video)

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Forget gender reveals. Parents who want to execute big surprises now have to go after the grandparents. Recently, we've seen a grandmother meet an adoptive granddaughter she didn't even know was joining the family. Another was ambushed with news of triplets on the way. This time, a couple flew around the world... Read more

OBs Lend Official Support To Formula Moms

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We can go on and on about the benefits of breastfeeding. And we usually do. But moms can only be inundated with the phrase "breast is best" so many times. Finally, the ob-gyn community, while still maintaining moms should breastfeed if they can, is supporting a woman's informed decision not to breastfeed. "Obstetrician–gynecologists and other obstetric... Read more

Introducing Barbie's New Body: Has She Come Far Enough?

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You know her, you love her and you grew up with her. But with your doll-playing years behind you, you probably have some perspective on Barbie and her perfect (more accurately, unrealistic) body. As more and more parents strive to raise their kids surrounded by positive body images and lifestyle choices, you have to pause and ask... Read more