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Taking a Road Trip with Your Baby

By Elizabeth Pantley

To Grandmother’s house we go! And you’ll be in the car for five whole hours - how can you make the trip enjoyable with a baby along? Learn about it There’s no question: Marathon car trips with a baby on board take a good amount of planning and organization. But it can be done - and yes, it can
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Pros and Cons to Pacifiers

By Maria T. Pepin

A pacifier is an artificial nipple designed for babies to suck on for comfort. Pacifiers have always been a popular way for parents to soothe their little ones when all else fails. It’s important to understand that your child can become dependant on them rather quickly, so before you pop that binky
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Handling Unwanted Advice

By Elizabeth Pantley

“Help! I’m getting so frustrated with the endless stream of advice I get from my mother-in-law and brother! No matter what I do, I’m doing it wrong. I love them both, but how do I get them to stop dispensing all this unwanted advice?” Just as your baby is an important part of your life, he is
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Babywearing Basics

By JustMommies staff

Babywearing, or carrying your baby in some type of baby sling or some other type of baby carrier, is not a new practice. Moms around the world have carried their babies, often tied to their backs with a cloth wrap, throughout the day as they work or do other day to day activities. Nevertheless, babywearing
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First-Born Jealousy

By JustMommies staff

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution Question: Our first-born is showing extreme jealousy towards the new baby. He’s obviously mad at us for disrupting the predictable flow of his life with this new challenger for our attention. How can we smooth things out? Think about it: Before
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Pacifiers and SIDS

By JustMommies staff

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) occurs when a seemingly healthy infant less than a year old suddenly and unexpectedly dies for no apparent reason. The devastating loss can be made worse by parents’ mistaken belief that they could have done something to prevent their baby’s tragic death. There
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Baby, Toddler and Child Proofing Your Home - The How-To Guide

By Jennifer Sprague

From the time your baby first rolls over, one of your first thoughts for them turns to there safety. Because if your like me, I did not even think about baby, child or toddler proofing my house till then. When starting to think about baby/child proofing, there is just so much to think about, and consider.
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Childproofing Your Home

By Armin Brott

Dear MrDad: What should we do to childproof our house? A: Once your baby realizes that he's able to move around by himself, his mission in life will be to locate--and race you to--the most dangerous, life-threatening things in your home. So if you haven't already begun the never-ending process of child-proofing
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Is Head Banging Normal for Babies?

By JustMommies staff

Your baby has seemed completely normal up until about six months, and then all of a sudden he or she develops a startling new habit: head-banging. They may bang their heads on the crib in a rhythmic fashion when it’s time to go to sleep; or on the floor or wall when they’re frustrated. What does
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Baby…Boom!

By JustMommies staff

  Excerpted with permission from Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate Better as Your Family Grows by Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O'Neill, Julia Stone. www.babyproofingyourmarriage.com Welcome to the Foxhole It’s been said that having a baby is like throwing a hand
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