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    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
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    Sleeping Through the Night
    How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Through the Night: 7 Books Explain the Most Common Sleep Training Methods
    How well does your baby sleep? Whether he screams at bedtime, frequently wakes up, or doesn't like to nap, it may seem like a good night's sleep (for everyone!) is something only dreams are made of. If you think sleep training might be the answer...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Setting Up the Nursery
    Where Should Newborns Sleep?
    Have you decided where your new bundle of joy will sleep when she comes home? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends keeping your infant in the same room where you sleep (but not in the same bed) to greatly reduce the risk of Sudden ...
    Erin Dower
  • Sleep Schedules
    Recommended Sleep Needs By Age
    Use this printable guide to help determine if your child is getting enough sleep as recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Breastfeeding
    Nighttime Feedings and Sleep Tips for Your Breastfed Baby
    Nighttime Feedings and Sleep Tips for Your Breastfed BabyNight Nursings Because breast milk is so rapidly digested, breastfed infants awaken to nurse often, including at night. Although this means that your sleep will be disrupted, night nursings...
  • SIDs
    SIDS and Co-Sleeping: Debunking the Myths
    SIDS and Co-Sleeping: Debunking the Myths Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexpected death of a seemingly healthy infant during sleep. Although the exact causes of SIDS are largely unknown, a recent study released by the Bri...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Sleep and Nap Schedules
    When Can an Infant Sleep on Her Belly?
    When a baby can get onto her belly by herself, it's okay for her to sleep that way. ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Sleeping Through the Night
    Where Will Your Baby Sleep?
    Where Will Your Baby Sleep? Even if you have a well-designed nursery and a beautiful crib, it can be tough to decide where your baby will sleep. Should you put her in her crib right away or use a bassinet or side sleeper to keep her close? Or d...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Sleep and Nap Schedules
    Nap Time for Toddlers
    Nap Time for Toddlers In the months after your baby's first birthday, he will probably still take two naps a day to meet all of his sleep needs. During these months, he will clearly reach his limit after a stretch of four to five hours of wakef...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Sleep and Nap Schedules
    Getting Your Baby to Sleep
    Getting Your Baby to Sleep Getting a child to sleep on her own is not an easy thing to do. You have to be strong. I did a great job with my oldest child, but to this day I have trouble with my younger children and bedtime. The trick is to outla...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Breastfeeding
    Nighttime Feedings and Sleep Tips for Your Breastfed Baby
    Nighttime Feedings and Sleep Tips for Your Breastfed BabyNight Nursings Because breast milk is so rapidly digested, breastfed infants awaken to nurse often, including at night. Although this means that your sleep will be disrupted, night nursings...
  • new parents getting baby to sleep
    Sleep and Nap Schedules
    Getting Baby on a Sleep Schedule
    Getting Baby on a Sleep Schedule Sharing in a bedtime ritual is the fun part of getting your baby to sleep. Putting him down and getting him to go to sleep is the hard part. After rocking, cuddling, nursing, feeding, reading, singing, telling st...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Co-Sleeping
    The Family Bed: Is It for You?
    The Family Bed: Is It for You? The family bed, where everyone sleeps not only in the same room but in the same bed, has worked for generations of babies in other cultures. Although this practice is less common here, some parents find it very pra...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Sleep and Nap Schedules
    Setting the Mood to Get Your Baby to Sleep
    Setting the Mood to Get Your Baby to Sleep Q-tip If your baby's bedroom is far from your own (or from other rooms where you spend time after he falls asleep), you'll find it worthwhile to invest in a baby monitor. If he does start to cry, and e...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Sleeping Through the Night
    Where Will Your Baby Sleep?
    Where Will Your Baby Sleep? Even if you have a well-designed nursery and a beautiful crib, it can be tough to decide where your baby will sleep. Should you put her in her crib right away or use a bassinet or side sleeper to keep her close? Or d...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Babies and Toddlers
    Sleep and Nap Schedules
    Putting Baby to Bed
    Putting Baby to Bed Q-tip During most of the first year, you may find a pacifier more trouble than it's worth. If it falls out of her mouth while she's going to sleep or later, in the middle of the night, she probably won't be able to find it he...