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Essentials for Urban Moms : Part Two

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Anita Mirchandani

Almost a year ago, I wrote a post via the blog on essentials for urban moms. As I was becoming a new mom myself, I found that while living in an urban space like NYC, there were many factors involved.

Is Colic Knocking at the Door? How Parents Can Tell

Marva Soogrim | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Marva Soogrim

Most parents dread the thought of their child having colic. I have witnessed on many occasions how the fear of colic can be very stressful for parents. Fear no more because colic can be considered part of the growing process of your baby and all of the extra worry will not help your family feel better.

Choose to Chew on Better Health Choices for Your Child

Dr Sanda Moldovan | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr Sanda Moldovan

It was a beautiful Sunday-spring-is-in-the-air afternoon, where I was enjoying a pool side brunch in Los Angeles. As I was mingling with the friends ...

When Your Baby Gets Burned

Melissa Lamming | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Melissa Lamming

Our story starts a year ago, when our youngest was 13 months old, and was burned by a cup of tea.

4 Steps To Remember When You Know Something Is Wrong

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Hamady

Some things are worth fighting for, no matter what other people might say or think. Your child is certainly one of them.

17 States Still Don't Require This Life Saving Test For Newborns

Posted 10.06.2013 | Parents

Here's the bad news: congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects in newborns, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...

STUDY: Bed-Sharing Makes Breastfeeding Easier, But Could Still Raise SIDS Risk

Posted 09.24.2013 | Parents

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK | Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:07pm EDT (Reuters Health) - Sharing the bed with baby may make it easier for mothers to breas...

2 Big Questions About Sex During Pregnancy Answered

Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents

Sex during pregnancy is often mysterious terrain for both moms- and dads-to-be. In a recent HuffPost Live segment, Caitlyn Becker got answers from exp...

Marriage Problems for Parents, Sleep Problems for Baby

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.06.2011 | Women
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Here's some sobering, if unsurprising, news: A recent study indicates that strength of your marriage can have an effect on your baby's sleep. Research...

Baby Health Quiz: 6 Questions to Test Your Knowledge

Joan Liebmann-Smith, PhD and Jacqueline Egan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joan Liebmann-Smith, PhD and Jacqueline Egan

Babies can have obscure conditions and display unusual signs not typically addressed in these books. The following questions will test your knowledge of some of the lesser-known baby body signs and syndromes.

Pregnant Women Urged To Get Flu Shots

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Flu season may not sound as scary for pregnant women this year as last – but they're still at high risk and need that shot, s...

Baby Photos Can Reflect Serious Eye Disorders

Joan Liebmann-Smith, PhD and Jacqueline Egan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joan Liebmann-Smith, PhD and Jacqueline Egan

Besides the overwhelming joy it brings, a baby's photo can give parents useful -- and potentially lifesaving -- information about their baby's health.

Using Your 5 Senses to Make Sense of Your Baby's Body Signs

Joan Liebmann-Smith, PhD and Jacqueline Egan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joan Liebmann-Smith, PhD and Jacqueline Egan

Not all babies with medical problems display obvious signs. In fact, many medical conditions manifest with signs that can be easily deemed too insignificant for a doctor's attention.

Good Night, Sleep Tight

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

18-month-old babies are really just a blend of teenagers, cavepeople, and puppies. They're moody, whiny, stubborn, willful, strongly opinionated, hyper, distractible, and stupidly curious.

British Doctors Use Inert Gas To Save Baby

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON — British doctors say they have used an inert gas to prevent brain injury in a baby boy who was born in critical condition. The treatmen...

Got Breast Milk? First We Need Equity

Amie Newman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amie Newman

A study that finds that breastfeeding saves money and lives is not earth-shattering. Society must expand its notion of what women need to feed their babies from birth and beyond.

The (New) Great Debate

Dr. Cara Natterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Cara Natterson

In my office, when parents tell me they just want to wait before they give their children vaccines, I explain that this is a choice not to vaccinate.

Eco Parenting: 7 Great Reads | Annie Bell Muzaurieta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Get A Jump-Start On Summer Reading With These New Books for Green Parents, Shopaholics, Kids - Even Eco Babies! This book comes from Christopher Ga...