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Toddler Babble May Be Stand-Ins for Grammatical Words

The squeaks and puffs that babies and young toddlers make may actually be their way of imitating actual grammatical words, according to a new study that recorded tens of thousands of sounds made by French-speaking children between 23 and 37 months of age. The findings could have implications for …

5 Miscarriage Myths

Learn the truth about what really increases your risk of a pregnancy loss.<p>Suffering a miscarriage is a heartbreaking experience, so it's natural that moms-to-be worry about it. Perhaps because it's such a scary subject, there's a lot of misinformation floating around. The good news: It's unlikely …

Is Stress Hurting Your Relationship? What Can You Do About It?

<b>John Gray with Anat Baniel: Tip 8 - Men and Women Manage Stress Differently</b><p>This is the 8th tip from my interview series with John Gray: 20 Suggestions on Parenting a Child With Special Needs. (You can read our previous tips here.)<p>While raising a child with special needs (and actually any child), …

Self-improvement

Behold, The Cat Nap Everybody Needed (PHOTO)

So, photos of kids and pets napping together are really cute. Also, babies ands dads snoozing are beyond adorable. What happens when you put that all together?

11 Mommy Timesavers

Find out how to do everything from cooking and shopping to primping and working out in less time!<p><b>Prep in advance.</b> "I prepare dinner while making lunch or breakfast, so if I have dry ingredients to mix I will get those together and store it in the pantry until I'm ready to combine everything for …

Your Baby's Teething Timeline

Teething is a painful process for both mom and baby. Learn more about the signs of teething, plus the soothing remedies that will ease this uncomfortable baby milestone. Here's the help you need to take the bite out of it.<p>One night last fall, as I tried every trick in my repertoire to get my …

15 things to do while you're pumping

Shares 61<p>I have heard some crazy stories about where people have pumped: driving down the highway (hooray for hands-free pumping bras!); on an …

8 Problems with Teens and Social Media

Dear Dr. G.,<p>I heard you on the radio talking about social media and why too much use may be a problem for our teens. I'm kind of with you, because my teenage kids spend hours on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. On the other hand, I don't have any compelling arguments to make to my kids about why …

Social Media

Discipline Without Screaming

Sometimes it seems that the only way to get kids to listen is to shout. Learn to take it down a few decibels -- and enjoy better behavior in the process.<p>My boys, who are 3 and 5, always seem to want the things that they know they can't have: cookies for breakfast, a movie at bedtime, flip-flops on …

Parenting

Baby gear trends: White, white, white

Shares 0<p>When my friend and cubemate Sunny was expecting her son, she complained to me about a white outfit she received as a gift. “Who’s going to …

RX and Pregnancy - What Medications are Safe?

Wondering which medications are safe to take now that you're pregnant? We've got the 411 on the most popular RX's.<p>Prescription Drugs During Pregnancy: Safe or Not?<p>Every medication -- whether it's over-the-counter or available by prescription -- is categorized as safe (or unsafe) for use in …

Falling Toilet Seats Injure More Boys During Potty Training

The lids or top-seats of toilets are the culprits in a type of potty training injury that has been growing slowly but steadily among boys over the past decade, new research has found. More from Reuters:<p>Researchers found the number of emergency room visits for toilet-related injuries to the penis, …

How can I get my 11-month-old to want to be around his dad as much as me?

Q: My son Julien is now 11 months old and he seems to be going through a mommy phase. He only wants to be held by me and be around me and won't pay attention to his dad and doesn't want to be held by him. He looks away and starts crying. It makes my husband feel terrible. What can I do? This just …

take a look at your friends (giveaway!)

Anyway, one of the conversations we had (while at Netflix) had to do with ratings, which is what I wanted to write about today, because I think the …

How to Use a Receiving Blanket in 10 Ways

<i>The following post was sponsored by Munchkin and their new Swaddle Angel Collection . Thanks, Munchkin!</i><p>Last week my entire family gathered around the …

5 Simple Things Every Bilingual Kid Needs and Parents Can Give

As parents committed to raising bilingual kids, we’re fully aware that a) it’s not easy, and b) we need all the help we can get in the form of tools, …

The Problem With PG-13 Rated Films

Earlier this year, Eli took his 8-year-old son, Jack, to see <i>Iron Man 3</i>, the latest installment of the big budget action series starring Robert Downey Jr. as an executive-turned-superhero. Jack loved superheroes, and he and Eli regularly read Iron Man and other comics together at night. They'd even …

Blockbusters

30 Best-Ever Potty Training Tips

Trust us—we know these top tips work! We tapped the experts—everyone from Parents.com readers to doctors—who spilled their secrets on getting your toddler potty trained in no time.<p>1 of 32<p>5 Easy Potty Training Tips<p>1 of 32<p>2 of 32<p>Turn Potty Time Into a Magic Trick<p>2 of 32<p>kotanya/Shutterstock<p>Boost the …

Parenting

Can I take Tylenol PM when I'm pregnant?

Q: Is it okay to take Tylenol PM every night of my pregnancy for the whole nine months?<p>A: Tylenol PM is simply a combination of Tylenol and Benadryl. Although both of these medications are considered safe during pregnancy, long-term Benadryl use is not recommended as you can build up a tolerance to …

10 Newborn Worries (Not to Fret About)

There are plenty of things to pay attention to after your baby is born. Here are some things you don't need to put on that list.<p>Despite cautions to the contrary, you shouldn?t be stressed if you happen to have touched these areas of Baby?s head. When you touch your baby's soft spots, known as the …

25 Manners Kids Should Know

Helping your child master these simple rules of etiquette will get him noticed -- for all the right reasons.<p>Your child's rude 'tude isn't always intentional. Sometimes kids just don't realize it's impolite to interrupt, pick their nose, or loudly observe that the lady walking in front of them has a …

Age-by-Age Guide to Starting Solid Foods

We've made it easy to feed your baby a healthy, balanced menu. This age-by-age guide to solid foods will ensure your baby gets all the nutrition she needs.<p>Breast milk or formula will still be his primary source of nutrition. As he gets closer to age 1, solids become more vital, delivering important …

Baby Bedtime Mistakes to Avoid

Most babies are ready to sleep through the night by 3 to 4 months -- if their parents let them. Learn how these common mom-and-dad errors can turn your baby into a poor sleeper.<p>If your baby cries when you put her down at night and you rush in to comfort her each time, she'll never learn to soothe …