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    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
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    Vaccine Schedule
    Are Extra Doses of Vaccines Harmful?
    Learn whether it is harmful to give extra doses of the routine childhood vaccines, and how you can prevent that from happening. Dr. Shari Nethersole, a physician at the Boston Children's Hospital weighs in. ...
  • 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
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    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
    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...
  • Kids
    Swine Flu
    Frequently Asked Questions About H1N1 Vaccine
    Frequently Asked Questions About H1N1 VaccineMoms and mothers-to-be have lots of questions about how a swine flu vaccine will affect their families. Get the facts about H1N1 vaccinations. All information is from the Centers for Disease Control an...
  • 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
  • Childproofing Steps
    Think Like a Toddler: 12 Babyproofing Steps You May Have Missed
    Outlets, stairs and cleaners are no-brainers when it comes to babyproofing your home, but what about the not-so-obvious dangers in your household? This list highlights everyday items that can become threats to your child and tips to keep your ba...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Baby Acne
    There are three common rashes that babies can have in the first few months of life. Find out when you should have a rash checked. ...
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    Babyproofing Basics: The Top Hazards in Your Home
    Let's face it - babies and toddlers have the uncanny ability to get into everything. Those curious hands and climbing legs may be cute, but they can also have dangerous consequences. Be aware of the most common household hazards, and follow these...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    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
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Immunizations and Vaccines
    RotaTeq Vaccine Prevents Diarrhea in Children
    The RotaTeq vaccine is recommended as part of routine childhood immunization in the U.S. ...
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    Health and Safety
    What To Do If Your Child Swallowed a Penny, Battery, or Plastic
    In a newly-released study for the American Academy of Pediatrics, (AAP) pediatrician/Motility Fellow Dr. Danielle Orsagh-Yentis explains that kids six and younger are ingesting foreign-body objects (such as coins, toys, jewelry and batteries) mor...
    Rachel Sokol
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    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
  • Babies and Toddlers
    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...