parenting

Make Tummy Time Fun for Mom and Baby

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As a physical therapist, I often educate new moms on the importance of tummy time for their babies. It can start when baby is about two or three months old (or can lift her head). Helping baby become comfortable in the prone position has big benefits: Reduces risks of SIDS- Placing baby on her belly helps... read more

Similac Calls For an End to the Mommy Wars (WATCH)

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Sometimes, motherhood feels a lot like middle school. From the passive aggressive competition to the cliques, it's like we never even left the playground. And now, an unlikely source is calling us out. Formula brand Similac is welcoming us to the "sisterhood of motherhood." And they created an over-the-top video to remind us just... read more

Our Favorite Famous Moms Dish on Parenting

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Nothing humbles celebrities quite like parenthood. We may not go to their parties or live in their neighborhoods, but changing a diaper evens the playing field. Whether they're experiencing first-time motherhood or on their sixth child (hey there, Angelina Jolie), these women pass along the joys, wisdom and "aha" moments they've learned along the way.... read more

What Does N.Y.C. Look Like Through a Toddler's Eyes? Find Out

Toddler in stroller looking at catDiego Acosta Lopez
Ever wonder what it's like to be a toddler? It's hard to get inside his head, but one dad got inside his range of vision. New to New York City, Diego Acosta Lopez left his native Quito, Ecuador, to attend the School of Visual Arts. And for the first time, his almost two-year-old son, Ignacio,... read more

Fertility Treatment Babies Are Getting Healthier

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Fertility technology improves by leaps and bounds every year. In 2014 alone, we saw the introduction of three-parent IVF and the first successful birth from a womb transplant. The bottom line? More people are able to become parents. And a new study found that over the last two decades, more and more of them are able... read more

The Holderness Family Stars in New Super Bowl Video

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When the Holderness Family released their first video Christmas card in December 2013, they had no idea it would become a social media sensation with more than 15 million views. Following a year of producing several witty homemade videos, the family decided to try something new: They've partnered with media company SheKnows to create a series of branded videos. The... read more

Meet Grace, the New Gerber Baby

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Thanks to seven-month-old Grace, Gerber is getting a face lift. The East Petersburg, Pennsylvania baby was selected from a pool of more than 180,000 applicants to become the 2015 Spokesbaby. We doubt that Grace will be doing much speaking on behalf of the brand, but her face will appear in a national ad and across Gerber's website and social media... read more

Prenatal Co-Parenting Classes Have a Big Payoff for Your Kid

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Parents-to-be: Get your pencils and notebooks ready -- it’s time to head to class. The latest research suggests that expectant parents who've attended prenatal classes to help improve their co-parenting skills saw a big pay-off for their child — both at home and in school. In a study published in the Journal of Family Psychology, a team of researchers at... read more

Six-Day-Old Newborn Becomes UK's Youngest Organ Donor

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The first successful organ donation from a newborn in the United Kingdom occurred last week in Hammersmith Hospital, London, according to the Fetal & Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood. The groundbreaking organ donation consisted of both kidneys, which were transplanted to a patient with renal failure, and liver cells (hepatocytes), which were transfused... read more

Postpartum Depression May Begin During Pregnancy

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It’s natural for women feel a range of emotions during pregnancy and after baby’s arrival. But a new study finds that how you feel before giving birth can help clinicians identify your risk for three distinct subtypes of postpartum depression. Pinpointing these characteristics early on can help determine how you should be treated. "A... read more