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The New-Mom Guide to Protecting Baby From the Sun

As you well know, your baby's skin is incredibly delicate, making it extra sensitive and likely to burn: “Babies should be in the sun as little as possible,” says Laura Calili, M.D., pediatrician with Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University HealthPlus, babies aren’t great at regulating their internal temperatures because their nervous systems aren’t fully developed yet, which means they can overheat easily, says Dr.

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6 Ways to Sculpt Your New-Mom Bod Using Stairs

8 Things You Didn't Know About Postpartum Sex

From breastfeeding to vaginal dryness, there's a lot you need to know about sex after pregnancy. Some facts are nice, some are a little unpleasant, and some are just plain crazy. Guess which ones we have here for you? That's right! The nutty ones. Enjoy!

The Wrong Way to Give Your Child Medicine

Parents who measure medication dosages in teaspoons or tablespoons are far more likely to make errors than those who use milliliters, says new research published in Pediatrics.

According to the study, about 40 percent of parents dole out incorrect dosages, and those who measure in teaspoons or tablespoons are twice as likely to make mistakes than those who measure in milliliters.

How Minnie Driver Avoids New-Mom Anxiety

Minnie Driver is really owning motherhood these days: when she’s not playing the eccentric mom in NBC’s About a Boy or a mother grieving after a stillbirth in Lifetime’s new movie, Return to Zero, she’s dedicating 110 percent of her energy to her real-life son, Henry.

The Parenting Advice You Haven't Heard Yet

We all want to raise kind, compassionate kids, and it turns out that dancing with your baby (yes, dancing) can help you accomplish this goal, according to a new study published in Developmental Science.

10 Reasons You're Not Bonding with Your Better Half

I hear it often. "Before we had kids, we used to _____ all the time." Couples typically fill in the blank with something really fun that they used to do together, such as having lots of sex, adventures, great conversations, or laughing a lot. As a relationship therapist, I ask distressed couples who are in my office, "Why did you stop?"

Avoid This Working-Moms Trend

At 9 p.m. nearly any evening, you'll find Maria Colaco, a social media consultant and mom of two, staring at her computer, munching on cold leftovers and cranking away on a creative campaign. "I'm always turning to my work after the kiddos are in bed," she says. 

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