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The Cutest Holiday Outfits for Your Santa Babies

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There's nothing cuter than tiny clothing for tiny tots — and that's even more true when it comes to holiday-inspired outfits. So what's going to wear well for everything from outdoor tree-lighting ceremonies and festive family gatherings to ripping open presents on Christmas morning? Well, look no further. Cue the awwws and get out your camera phones for... read more

How Spanking Makes You the Bully

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This is the third of a five part guest blog series by Susan Patton, a.k.a. “The Princeton Mom,” who found fame (and a recent TIME 100 nomination) from her controversial views on marriage in her book, Marry Smart. While you may not always agree with her, you’ll definitely want to hear her (often surprising!) stance on... read more

Toddler Tips from Supernanny Jo Frost That Totally Work

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There were times in new motherhood I was desperate and drowning -- in questions, exhaustion, and insecurity. And just when I thought I couldn’t make it one…more… minute, someone rescued me. There’s a woman, a goddess really, who got us through years of toddler behavior issues and trying times. I could turn on her show, Supernanny, and feel like... read more

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