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  • baby sleeping on back
    Caring for a Newborn
    A Guide to the New Rules of Parenting: Why Babies Can't Sleep on Their Stomach and More
    Parenting practices, trends, and tools are always evolving. If you're an expectant mom or grandparent who's more familiar with parenting trends from the disco era, use this list to catch up on today's written and unwritten rules of raising a baby...
    Erin Dower
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Diaper Bag Essentials Printable List
    A properly packed and well-stocked diaper bag is a must when you and your baby are out and about. Use this printable checklist to make sure you have all you need to keep your little one happy and comfortable while away from home. ...
  • Little Tikes Tunnel and Dome Climber
    Best Toys
    Top 10 New Outdoor Toys for Summer
    It's time to stock up on summer toys for your kids! Check out these fun new summer toys and games that are sure to be a hit for yard and beach playtime. Also, search our Toy Finder for new ride-on toys and bikes for all ages. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Babies and Toddlers
    General Care and Hygiene
    CloudMom Videos
    Videos Breast Milk Storage Tips more videos from CloudMom What You Need to Know About Formula Feeding How to Set Up the Pack and Play ...
  • Close up of maquito on human arm
    Bites and Stings
    Safest Bug Sprays for Your Kids: Protect Against West Nile and More
    Safest Bug Sprays for Your Kids: Protect Against West Nile and More West Nile Virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness that is spread through mosquitoes, and is a particular threat during the summer and fall months in North America. The Cente...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Car Seats
    AAP Issues New Car Seat Guidelines
    AAP Issues New Car Seat GuidelinesIn the April issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now recommends toddlers be kept in rear-facing car seats at least until the age of 2, with smaller children remaining that way for even ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Bathing Babies and Toddlers
    Circumcision and Penile Adhesions in Infant
    If a small amount of foreskin remains, it is appropriate to gently pull it back each day during a bath or diaper change. Sometimes the surfaces of skin do stick to each other, resulting in adhesions. These adhesions can be pulled apart with gentl...
  • Cribs and Beds
    Drop-Side Cribs Banned Due to Safety Issues
    Drop-Side Cribs Banned Due to Safety Issues Amidst numerous recalls, safety concerns, and reports of 37 infant deaths between November 2007 and April 2010, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted unanimously to ban drop-side c...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • BlowingNose,Tissues
    Being a Good Mom
    Top 10 Supermom Essentials
    Between carting kids around to soccer practice and piano lessons, to managing work, PTA meetings, and running the household, moms can seem like superheroes. We've come up with the top 10 essentials that every mom-on-the-go should have on hand to ...
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    Toy Recalls
    Recent Children's Product Recalls
    Children's products are periodically recalled for healthy and safety reasons. When it comes to your kids' safety, the best defense is to stay informed. Here's a look at some of the most recent product recalls, as well as ways you can stay on top ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Baby and Toddler Toys
    Choosing Age-Appropriate Toys for Your Baby
    Choosing Age-Appropriate Toys for Your Baby During your baby's first two months, she doesn't need or want any toys. Your baby won't even discover her own hands until she's about two months old. Your baby may instinctively clutch a toy that you ...
  • Circumcision
    The Circumcision Debate: To Snip or Not to Snip?
    The Circumcision Debate: To Snip or Not to Snip? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which previously had more of a neutral policy on circumcision, revised its policy statement in August 2012 in greater favor of the procedure. "New scientif...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • BabyinParent
    Diapers
    Cloth vs. Disposable Diapers
    From health to convenience, comfort to cost, the great diaper debate has been raging on for decades. Read on to find the pros and cons for each, and make your decision based on what works best for you and your family. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • WubbaNub Infant Pacifier
    Baby Products
    Staff Favorites: 20 Essential Products for Baby's 1st Year
    The FamilyEducation staff is made up of moms and dads like you, always on the lookout for the best products for our kids. We've come up with a list of the must-have baby products that have been essential to our young families — everything fr...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • new mother holds her baby
    Adjusting to New Motherhood
    12 Taboo Topics for New Moms
    New motherhood brings a bundle of joy — as well as a lot of prying questions, judgmental comments, and unwanted advice about raising a baby. We've compiled some awkward and awful real-life anecdotes from moms. Learn what topics call for caution...
    Erin Dower
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Strollers
    Stroller Basics
    Stroller Basics Strollers are the ultimate way to get your baby out and about. This item makes taking your baby out with you easy on you both. From getting exercise to simply strolling through the mall, a stroller can help you get out of the ho...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Budgeting for Baby
    Budgeting for Baby
    Budgeting for Baby You may have heard people say that if you waited to have a baby until you could afford it, you'd never have children at all. While there is truth to this statement, there is also something to be said for being fiscally respons...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Budgeting for Baby
    First-Year Expenses
    First-Year Expenses According to the USDA Expenditures on Children by Families, 2002 Annual Report, the average cost of raising an only child in a two-parent family is about $215,000. That considers most expenses that you will have for your chi...