parenting

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

Shakira's Newest Project: Toy Designer for Fisher-Price!

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The best artists adapt and respond to the needs of their fans, right? Since Shakira will now be designing baby toys, we'd like to think she went above and beyond just for us. This week Fisher-Price announced a partnership with Shakira and her charity The Barefoot Foundation as part of an initiative to promote early childhood... read more

One Mom's Love for Halloween Turns Her Son Into an Internet Star

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We're still four days away from Halloween, but baby Noah has already had 27 amazing Halloween costumes — and he can't even walk yet.  And the little guy is such a quick character study: Jean Valjean, a Minion, Harry Potter, Charlie Brown — he's been there, worn that. As you can guess, behind any kick-ass baby Halloween costume... read more

Last Chance to Order Baby's Halloween Costume!

This is a friendly PSA that Halloween is on FRIDAY. While we already told you about some great DIY costume ideas, some express shipping might be just the thing to get baby one of these adorable costumes on time. Because now that baby's here, Halloween is a cuteness contest. And these options will help... read more

TBT: Baby Photos Have Come a Long Way

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Almost as terrifying as they are awkward, Victorian baby photos are making our generation's worst photo trends look good. If this is what photographers at the turn of the twentieth century deemed quality composition, then your 2007 mirror pics should be on the fast track to the MOMA archives. What's going on here? Since photographs took up to 15... read more