parenting

Breastfeeding Your Toddler? Here’s Why Dental Care Is Essential

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Led by Benjamin Chaffee, research fresh out of the University of California, San Francisco found that breastfeeding a child older than two years can lead to a greater risk of severe early tooth decay, which makes great dental care all the more important. The study, which took place at the University of California... read more

What Do You Think of Kristin Cavallari’s Controversial Stance on Vaccinations?

Kristin Cavallari now has something in common with Jenny McCarthy: Vaccinations.

Kristin, who is pregnant with her second child and already a mother to son Camden, 18-months-old, publicly spoke out against vaccinating her children, due to concerns about autism. On Fox's show The Independents, Kristin said that she and husband Jay Cutler are choosing...

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Could Starting Baby on Solids Too Soon Set Her Up for Obesity?

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While obesity rates have been on the rise for the past few years (in 2012, more than one third of kids were overweight or obese), researchers feel they may have found out who's to blame for the startling increase: parents. According to new research performed at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, researchers found that... read more

Cute Toddler Doesn’t Understand Why Taking Candy From Strangers Is Bad (WATCH!)

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Every toddler is warned by their parents to not talk to strangers -- but what if part of a stranger's appeal is the promise of delicious ice cream? In a so-cute-I-could-eat-her-up video, Ye Bin is being taught what to say by her mother to strangers when they offer her treats or ask her to go swimming... read more

7 Pieces We Love From the New Kardashian Kids Collection

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Happy Kardashian Kids day, peeps! The much-buzzed about line for little girls aged 0-24 months has finally hit the Interwebz (a day early, I might add) at Babies 'R Us -- and it's actually pretty damn cute! Not like we didn't expect the clothes (inspired by Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian) to be anything but... read more

Too Much Time In the Stroller Is Bad for Baby’s Development

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Set the timer, mom, because letting baby hang out in his stroller for too long is probably hindering his speech and physical development skills. Sally Goddard Blythe, a neuro-psychologist presented information at the WATCh? (What About the Children?) charity conference that found an "over-reliance" on forward-facing strollers reduces the time that babies spend... read more

How Gestational Diabetes Can Harm Mom’s Future Health

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A new study, performed at the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California found that pregnant women with gestational diabetes have an increased risk of early heart disease later on. The study, which took place over a 20-year time period, involved analysis of data from 898 women between the ages of 18... read more

People Are Taking Time Out of Their Day Just to Cuddle With Babies In the NICU

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People do the darnedest things -- and this time around, we love 'em for it. Apparently, strangers are blocking off time during their busy days just to hang out, cuddle and coo with babies that are too tiny or too sick to go home with their parents. The latest "trend", which is hitting the NICU... read more

Surprising Study Shows iPads May be Safe for Baby

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If you're constantly on the fence about whether too much iPad time is harmful for your baby, there's a new study out from Seattle pediatrician Dr. Dimitri A. Christakis that may surprise you. Christakis, whose speciality is studying the effect of media on children, thought at one point that media use by babies and toddlers was detrimental to... read more

Latest Study Reveals Parents Are Spanking Earlier Than Ever

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Apparently, parents are skipping time out and going straight for spanking. A new study, conducted by the University of Michigan, revealed that 30 percent of one-year-old babies had been spanked at least once in the past month by either their mom, dad or by both parents. To put it in perspective, that's just... read more