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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

Aw! Toddler and Her Doll Cut Their Hair to Give to Cancer Patients (WATCH!)

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Usually, when people cut their hair off to donate to cancer patients, they're at least in elementary school -- not a toddler. However, Emily, who is 3-years-old, got her philanthropic start in life at a very early age. She was born with a head of hair so thick that her parents thought it was too... Read more

Try These 5 Toddler-Friendly Pancake Recipes for National Pancake Day

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If you love fluffy, fruity, chocolate-y pancakes, chances are your tot will, too. What's not to obsess over? So today, on National Pancake Day, we're giving you five easy recipes -- from mini-pancakes to dairy-free flapjacks -- to share with your toddler. But don't blame us if they reach for seconds. Has your toddler tried pancakes... Read more

9 Simple Steps to Setting Up A Montessori-Style Toddler Bedroom

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There was a time when I thought I had all the details worked out in regards to my son's nursery. Then we sold our house and moved across town into another one which put me back at square one. It was a little daunting at first, but I soon began to realize...

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