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Why Breast Isn't Always Best

baby being breast fed<p>Getty Images<p>"Do you think they're trying to tell us something?" said my husband, waving a fan of five identical bright yellow …

12 Finger Foods That Don't Come From a Box

Skip highly processed finger foods for these natural, nutritious bites babies and toddlers will love to get their hands on.<p>Forget the mush and surprise your baby with a new taste and texture by offering whole peas. Green peas can be steamed, boiled, or simply offered frozen. Aside from wonderful …

Nutrition

7 Food Ingredients That Are Destroying Your Mood

Food not only affects your waistline, but it can also affect how you think, act and feel emotionally. Many foods or food additives we consume can …

All Things Natural Birth: An Interview

She’s had four natural births: two days of labor at home concluded with a hospital birth, a water birth in a birth center, a home birth, and, by …

Pregnancy

New Study: Pregnant Women Should Avoid Antimicrobial Products

A new study presented at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society reveals serious concerns about the safety of …

Research

10 Simple Steps For A Great First Trip Out With Your Newborn

It could be to visit the grandparents, catch up with friends over Sunday lunch or just to the local park. Whatever the event, it’s time to leave the …

20 Weird Truths About Being Pregnant

There are some things you expect when you’re expecting, and others, well… not so much. Especially the slightly odder parts. Turns out all pregnancies …

Laid-Back Breastfeeding: Could It Be Right For You And Your Baby?

Breastfeeding the laid-back way is all about embracing your baby’s natural instincts. Understand what it is and how to get the most out of …

Bottle Sterilisers: What You Need To Know

While it's not always easy or practical to create a totally germ-free environment for your baby, you do need to sterilise your baby’s feeding …

7 Ways To Make Bathtime Fun

If you’ve got a soap-dodger on your hands, you may need to employ a few tricks to get him into the water<p>While some tots can’t get enough of bath …

Baby Sleep Eluding Your Little One? Find Out The Reasons Why

Baby sleep is one of motherhood’s biggest mysteries – and biggest woes. We try and discover what might be causing unrest in your little one to help …

Sleep Training

With the help of sleep training, see how one mom turned bedtime for her 10-month-old from a nightmare into a dream. The tips she used from a sleep …

The Down Syndrome Diagnosis: What to Expect after Delivery

It may not be the path you envisioned, but knowing what to expect will give you the confidence to parent a child with Down …

3 bad habits preventing great mornings with kids

You want a morning filled with ease and laughter.<p>You want to be able to linger long over that cup of coffee or tea. The morning paper. The weather …

26 Easy, Wholesome Baby Food Recipes

<i>Easy, healthy snacks for babies and toddlers beyond Cheerios and bananas, from</i>Boddler Bites: Food in a Flash<i>.</i><p><b>A is for Avocado</b><br>Chop peeled avocado into …

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

World History