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Doctors Said This Baby Girl Would Never Crawl — but What She Did Was Even Better (WATCH!)

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As a baby, Eden Grace Nagle was diagnosed with a chromosomal deletion that meant she would probably never crawl, or walk. Her doctors, wanting to prepare the new parents for what Eden's life would be like, told Michelle Nagle and her husband that it was unknown whether or not their baby girl would ever be... read more

‘Lunchbox Dad’ Takes Packed Lunch to a Whole New Level

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Heard of Lunchbox Dad? If not, then allow me the pleasure. Beau is a proud daddy of two who takes lunch time very seriously (which is why he's a man after my own heart!). Each week he comes up with the most colorful, creative and downright hilarious meal ideas to get his young... read more

5 All-Star Tips to Make Traveling With Kids a Little Less Bumpy

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This post was written by Kori Gardner Hammel, one of the women on the chARTer Nannies team. She’s founder of the band Mates of State and tours with her daughters and the band full-time. My kids are now 6 and 9. I started touring with them when my first was 10 months... read more

Where to Shop for the Year’s Best Baby and Pregnancy Gear

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Looking to buy only the best baby gear for your baby-to-be? We can help with that. After checking out our definitive guide to the hottest products of the year, stock up on all the goodies you'll need once baby arrives -- and we've got the scoop on where to shop for a serious... read more

Some Moms Want Separate Offices for Non-Vaccinated Babies at the Doctor — Do You?

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In the midst of a New York City-wide measles outbreak (so far there have been 19 confirmed patients with the highly contagious virus), parents and doctors are coming forward, suggesting dozens of different ways to handle the situation. In an article that appeared on Slate, Sydney Spiesel, a practicing pediatric doctor, wondered aloud... read more

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

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

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

5 Creative and Cool Ways to Keep a Toddler Entertained When You’re Traveling

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This post was written by Erin Austen Abbott, one of the women on the chARTer Nannies team. She's also owner of the chic boutique, Amelia, in Oxford, Mississippi. So many times, while working as a travel nanny, I'd find myself at the hotel, with nothing really that close to us. You... read more