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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.

Irresistibly Cute Baby Gear to Add to Your Registry

Janet Evans Shares Her Safe-Swimming Tips for the Whole Family

Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Janet Evans, has signed on to be an ambassador for the USA Swimming Foundation and their national “Make a Splash” water safety initiative. As the new “Make a Splash Mom” and a mother of two, Janet understands the importance of teaching children to swim and has dedicated her work to furthering the cause of promoting baby safety and battling childhood drowning.

12 Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid During Pregnancy

We’re sure you’ve got the basic pregnancy no-nos covered—you forgo wine with dinner, you check with your doc before taking any medication, you've said sayonara to sushi—but when it comes to the ingredients in your skincare and makeup, you’re probably more than a little lost. We don’t blame you. Ingredient lists can be daunting, so we did the research and simplified it for you.

Shopping for Baby Stuff: The 411 on Picking the Best Gear

Should You Rethink Your Baby's Sound Machine?

We get it: You'll do anything to help your baby sleep. (Who could blame you?) But white noise machines may have an unexpected downside. Here's how to reduce the risk. 

The First-Trimester Fever Risk

A new review of data looks at the risks of having a fever during pregnancy. Here's what you should do if your temperature rises. Related: Colds During Pregnancy: Should You Worry?

What If My Dog Licks My Baby?

The expert's take: Your puppy's germs are not your baby's best friend. Plus, here's how to introduce your dog to your newborn.

Colds During Pregnancy: Should You Worry?

Colds are never fun—least of all when you’re already fatigued from growing a baby inside of you. And now, new research finds another downside to having the sniffles when you’re pregnant: Colds during pregnancy are linked to an increased risk of your baby developing asthma, says a study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

Protect Your Baby's Brain Development

You've read about the link between  phthalates and preterm births, but toxins may also affect your baby's brain development after birth. Here are some ways to play it safe. Related: 6 Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget