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The Terrible Twos: Helpful Ways to Tame a Testy Toddler

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Battling over breakfast. Screaming at the supermarket. Launching chicken nuggets at lunch. Defiant during dinner. And scattered in between, as peaceful as an angel. Welcome to the terrible twos. As a parent, we’ve long been forewarned about this looming and almost-dreaded phase in our child’s development. From those who have come before us, those in […]

20 Baby Names Inspired By Your Favorite Liquid Refreshment

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Many parents-to-be spend countless hours searching baby names that will fit perfectly with their interest, lifestyle and of course, surname. As “nights of a thousand shots” with friends will soon-be-replaced with diaper changes and midnight feedings, one might wish to consider baby names inspired by a favorite liquid refreshment. Here are a few of our favorites: Whiskey Daniel […]

How Long Should My Baby Sleep?

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Newborn and baby sleep patterns are different from those in older children and adults. Understanding baby sleep patterns will help you get through those long, sleepless nights. For newborns, sleep is about equally divided between rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM sleep and follows these stages: Stage 1: Drowsiness, in which the baby starts to fall asleep. Stage […]

Free baby name predictor tool!

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Enter in any name and see its rise/fall in popularity over the next 25 years. This is the coolest, simplest thing I’ve seen in a while. Enter in any name(s) that you want, and instantly see their past, current and predicted popularity, so you can judge the classical staying power… or faddish fadeout,,, that your […]

USDA report: It will cost $245,340 to raise a child born in 2013

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It is projected that raising a child today up to the age of 18 (THIS DOESN’T INCLUDE POSSIBLE COLLEGE EXPENSES) will cost parents nearly a quarter million dollars! As reported in the USDA Report: While this represents an overall 1.8 percent increase from 2012, the percentages spent on each expenditure category remain the same. As […]

Waving bye-bye: An important step in babies’ development

As long as we can remember, getting a baby to wave bye-bye has instinctively been the first trick we teach our babies. The proper response usually happens between 10 months and a year – though it takes premature babies longer according to a study in Pediatrics International. The study claims that babies are born with […]