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Teach Your Child How to Eat With Utensils

Are you eager for your child to start eating with a spoon and fork? Find out how to help your toddler work toward this early childhood development milestone.

Which cold remedies are safe during pregnancy?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant. I have a really bad cough and cold. What kinds of medicine can I take to help me cope?

Eating for Two: Nutritional Guidelines in Pregnancy

You're doing everything you can to keep yourself and your baby healthy, including eating well. Way to go! A balanced diet provides the nutrients your baby needs, and helps you feel better, too. Learn more about nutrition in pregnancy.

Newborn Care Tips

Caring for a newborn can be overwhelming for a new mom, but it doesn’t have to be. Pick up some sensible newborn care strategies for that first month of having your baby at home.

The Best Baby Clothes Tips for Preemies

Your preterm baby is extra small by definition, and putting together a wardrobe may be a little tricky. Here's how to clothe your preemie in comfort and style.

Pregnancy Nutrition: Calcium and Iron During Pregnancy

There are two minerals you just can't do without when you're pregnant: calcium and iron. Learn about the vital role they play in keeping you and your baby healthy and strong.

The Art of Feeding a Toddler: 12 to 18 Months

Now walking (or nearly walking), your little one is so busy these days that eating may not be a priority. Smaller portions and frequent snacks may be the way to go for now. Get more helpful advice.

4 Things You Need for Your 4- to 6-Month-Old

When babies reach 4 to 6 months of age, they'll require more gear than in previous weeks. Read on for four baby care basics that will come in handy.

Meditation for Moms

When you're a mom, every minute of every day is full — and then some. Find out why it's worthwhile to add meditation to your daily routine.

Energy Saving Tips for Cold Weather

When winter rolls around and temperatures plunge, we all want to huddle inside and keep toasty warm. Use these eco-friendly ideas for heating your house and trimming your energy bills.

Mommy Resolutions

As the new year begins, you're determined to make some positive changes in your life, from getting fit to getting organized. Follow these tips on how to set and attain realistic goals.

Bath Time Basics

There's nothing like a fresh-out-of-the-bath baby. And it can be tempting to bathe our little ones every night. Two or three baths a week are fine, though — our babies just don't get that dirty (wait till they're toddlers!). Get more tips.

The 2 1/2-year-old

Are you the lucky parent of a 2 1/2-year-old? At this age, kids are often funny, delightful, and fun to be around. They're discovering the power of words and enjoy commenting on their environment. Learn more about your 2 1/2-year-old.

Help Your Toddler Reach Self-Care Milestones

Your child may start reaching self-care toddler milestones at a rapid pace, so being prepared for these child development steps is key. Encourage your tot every step of the way with these tips.

Tips on Traveling With Your Baby on Airplanes

Planning your first plane trip with your baby along for the ride? Here are some mom-tested strategies for traveling with your baby.

New Exercisers? Get Walking When You're Pregnant

Time to put aside those excuses, lace up your shoes, and start walking — a great form of exercise during pregnancy. Find out how to begin your own walking fitness program.

Kitchen Safety Tips for Your Growing Family

You and your little ones spend a lot of time hanging out in the kitchen. Find out how to make this the safest and happiest room in the house.

Coping With Constipation

Did you know that constipation is one of the biggest barriers to potty training? In addition to discomfort, the physical situation caused by this condition can make bladder control tougher as well. Find out what you can do to help.

Share and Share Alike

'Mine!' 'No, it's mine!' Is there a toddler or preschooler in your house who's struggling with sharing? Sharing is difficult, and no one is born ready to share all the time. Learn about some great ways to help our children with sharing.

Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Tips

If you're considering adopting a more eco-friendly lifestyle for your family, now's the time to start. Pick up some great, easy-to-implement ideas for going green.

Baby Shower Checklist

The secret to planning a successful baby shower is to plan, plan, plan ahead. A baby shower checklist can help you do just that. What should go on your baby shower checklist?

Make Time for Fitness on a Time-Crunched Schedule

You know you need to exercise — you're feeling out of shape and out of sorts. The problem is finding the time. Check out some smart strategies for fitting in a fitness routine.

Dining Out With Your Baby

Many of us fantasize about finally getting out of the house and having a family dinner at a restaurant. But with a small baby in tow, this outing may take some careful planning. Get some great tips.

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

You'll enjoy helping your child with this project — the perfect way to celebrate the holiday dedicated to love. Find out how to make these fun and easy gifts together.

Runaway Emotions

Pregnancy is a very emotional experience. And for many women, the emotions and mood swings are just as challenging as the physical symptoms. Find out what makes pregnancy such an emotional time.

Now They Are 3

Three-year-olds are fascinating creatures. Fantasy, imagination, and their attempts to really be in charge of their lives make them very special. Learn more about your 3-year-old's development.

Baby Laundry Basics

Caring for those adorable baby clothes is easy (much easier than finding those missing socks), once you get the hang of it. Find out everything you need to know about baby laundry.

Mom 'Me' Time: Why You Need It and How to Get It

Are you feeling as if you're taking care of everyone in the family, except yourself? Find out how to start a healthy, daily dose of 'me' time.

Labor Support and the Role of Doulas

Your due date is coming up soon — so exciting. Have you thought about having someone support you during labor? One option is to hire a doula, a labor support professional, to help meet your needs. Learn more about the role of doulas.

Well Baby Visit: 6 Months

Your 6-month-old is still growing rapidly and may have a wonderful new skill on the horizon: sitting up! This visit will likely include lots of immunizations, so it may help to know what to expect. Find out more about the 6-month visit.

Menu Tips for Toddlers Who Hate Vegetables

Nothing is more healthful than vegetables — and nothing seems harder to serve to a picky toddler or preschooler! Try adding some tasty toppers, or disguising the veggies in a sauce. Get more ideas.

How to Make New Mom Friends

If you're a new mom (or will be very soon!), you're probably eager to develop close friendships with other moms who understand what you’re going through. Pick up some tips on finding mommy friends.

Baby Bedtime Routine: 10 to 12 Months

A consistent bedtime routine helps your baby settle down and drift off into dreamland. Keep these baby sleep solutions in mind when putting your little one down for the night.

Stocking Up for Your Baby: Layette Basics

Help! What does my baby really need? Having a checklist of basic items is a great way to make your way through the scores of cute baby items on store shelves and web sites. Get more information on layette basics.

Toddler Play Idea for a Rainy Day: Treasure Hunt

If the rain has dampened your plans for an outing, know that a day inside can be just as enriching and entertaining for your child. Check out this toddler play idea for some indoor amusement.

Cooking Fun With Your Little One

Cooking together can be a great activity for you and your toddler or preschooler — as long as you take the right steps to keep your child safe in the kitchen. Follow these guidelines to cook up some fun with your little one.

Bringing Your Newborn Baby Home

That special day is quickly approaching—the day you'll bring your newborn home from the hospital. You may be wondering what this transition will be like, and how you'll manage your new role as a parent. Check out these homecoming tips.

Finger Painting Fun

Forget about paintbrushes (and staying clean). Find out some great ways to have fun with finger painting and encourage your child's creativity.

The 30-Minute Kitchen Cleanup

Are those food messes and piles of dishes wearing you down? Take heart and follow our speedy plan for a gleaming, organized kitchen.

Between Babies: Take Three Steps Now for a Healthy Pregnancy Later

You may not be planning to have another baby right now. But there are some simple, commonsense steps you can take now that can help get you set for when you are ready to become pregnant again. Find out more.

Grocery Shopping With Your Baby: How to Make It Work

Time to stock up on groceries, baby in tow? With a little planning and some wise choices, you and your little one can have a pleasant and productive outing. Check out these shopping tips.

Clean Up With a Newborn Sponge Bath

Sponge baths are the perfect way to keep your new baby's skin clean and fresh smelling. Learn how to safely bathe your slippery, squirmy bundle of joy with these newborn sponge bath tips.

Healing After Childbirth

After the excitement — and the hard work! — of giving birth to your baby, it's time for your body to rest and recover. Find out more about the healing process.

Potty Training Without Tears

Setbacks during the potty training process can be frustrating for us as parents and for our kids, too. With a little knowledge and some practical tips, we can make it past the difficult times and move things forward. Learn more.

Making Kid-Favorite Foods Even Better

Mac and cheese, PBJ's . . . Our children love eating their favorite foods, day after day. Turns out that we can make these kid-pleasers even more healthful — and not affect the taste — by just switching an ingredient or two. Learn more.

Pregnancy Diet Tips

Eating nutrient-packed foods when expecting is a must for your growing body and can help support your baby’s development. Check out this list of menu must-haves.

Tips for Eating Out With a Baby

Eating out with your baby can be manageable if you show up to the restaurant prepared. Learn what every new mom should have on hand when eating out with her baby.

Baby Showers: Celebrating a New Baby

Someone near and dear to you is having a baby. Everyone wants to celebrate. The mother-to-be could also use some words of wisdom, a little emotional support, and help putting together the nursery.

Chest and Shoulder Stretches for Pregnancy

That ever-growing baby bump can put quite a strain on your chest and shoulder muscles. Check out these safe and easy stretching exercises that target these areas.

Solutions for Picky Eaters

Though picky eating can be frustrating, it's a normal phase of child development. The good news: You can help broaden your child's taste buds with these picky eater strategies.

The Best Gear for Your New Baby's Nursery

Changing table? Check. Crib, mattress, and fitted sheets? Check, check, check. After you have the basics, consider adding these items to make your new baby's room even more comfortable and inviting.

How can I maintain a healthy diet when fruits and vegetables make me gag?

Q: I am five months pregnant and am worried about the way I eat. I don't eat fruits or vegetables because they literally trigger my gag reflex. Help me!

Baby Skin Care

Your baby's skin is so soft and smooth, you just can't resist touching it! To help keep it that way, take a look at a few tips for preventing dryness and avoiding sun damage. Get more information on baby skin care.

First Hellos: Introducing Your New Baby

You’re excited to show off your new baby to friends and family, but you probably want to keep the introduction fairly short and stress-free. Read on for tips to make the process sweet and simple.

Feeding Your Toddler: 18 Months to 2 Years

Is your child eating only a few foods these days, or not eating as much as before? Try not to worry, as this is a normal pattern for kids at this age. Check out these smart mealtime strategies for a picky toddler.

The Safety Game

We all want to keep our children as safe as possible. A good way to start is to keep a close eye on their environment,€” inside and out, paying attention to the gear we use in their daily lives. Find out more about safety.

Changing Diapers Like a Pro!

Babies and diapers go hand and hand, as every parent of a newborn knows. Pick up some tried and true tips for keeping your baby clean and dry.

Tooth Troubles

Our new little walkers will very likely take a few falls. If a tooth gets bumped in the process, we can help by following a few simple first aid tips, starting with applying pressure to stop any bleeding. Get more helpful tips.

Traveling With Two or More Children

Time to hit the road (or board a plane) with your little ones? Whether it's trains, planes, or automobiles, traveling with more than one child takes some planning, patience, and ingenuity. Here are some parent-tested ideas for your journey.

Potty Training Tips: Step by Step Potty Training

Nervous about starting potty training? We've all been there. And having a handy step-by-step guide really makes the process much less daunting. Get the details on step-by-step training.

Five Festive Ideas for Your Baby's First Birthday

Birthday parties are great, but they only last a few hours. Wondering how to commemorate your baby’s first birthday in a way that will last? Read on!

Updating Your Shots

Your toddler isn't the only one who needs vaccinations — are you up to date on all your shots?

4 Easy Hair Cheats When You’re in a Rush

You want your hair to look good, but that takes time, which new moms don't always have. Check out these simple solutions that will get you out the door in minutes.

Grandparents' Guide to Baby Clothes

Ready to hit the stores (or the Internet) for some serious shopping? Find out how to pick the right baby clothes for that adorable new grandbaby.

The Dad-Baby Bond

A dad shares his experience falling in love with his baby — and figuring out how to interact with her in ways that strengthens that bond. Read on to pick up some great tips on baby bonding.

Celebrating Grandparents

Many of us have wonderful childhood memories of time spent with Grandma and Grandpa. We can share this gift with our own children by keeping them in close touch with their grandparents. Learn more about celebrating grandparents.

How to Keep Your Walking Baby Safe on Stairs

It seems as if your baby went from crawling to walking in the blink of an eye. Here’s how to maintain safety around stairs as your little one moves on to another important developmental milestone, stair climbing.

Fun Vacations for Adults and Kids

When it comes to family vacations, parents and kids usually have different agendas. That poses some interesting challenges.

Can I make stretch marks go away?

Can I make stretch marks go away?

Stimulating and Easy Toddler Day Trips

Need to get out of the house? Toddler day trips are a surefire way to help your tot blow off steam. Read on for some easy, stimulating, and fun ideas for your next day trip.

Teeth Tips: How to Keep Those Pearly Whites Shining

Your child's smile brightens your day. To keep that smile bright, nothing beats early dental care. Picking a child-friendly dentist is a great start, along with teaching your child to brush twice a day. Get more great tips.

Best Nursery Themes for Your New Baby

You’re going to spend a lot of time in your baby’s nursery, so it’s important that the room is warm and welcoming. Pick one of these decorating themes to help make your baby’s nursery a special space.

Hospital Checklist for New Moms-to-Be

Your due date is coming up soon, which means it's time to get packing for the trip to the hospital. Use this hospital bag checklist to make sure you have everything you need for the big day.

Baby Bath Safety: Tips for the Bathroom

Time for your little one to splash and play in the tub? Check out these smart strategies for making your baby's bathtime safe as well as relaxing.

Becoming Fit for Motherhood

Being a mom, we all know, takes a lot of energy and strength. Not to mention that we're on call 24/7. So it makes good sense to learn how to move properly and use the correct muscles in our daily activities. Find out more.

Your Little One's First Haircut

Seeing your baby's hair snipped off at the first haircut can be a bittersweet experience for you. And your child may find the whole thing unsettling and even scary. Here's how to create a tear-free trip to the hair salon.

Meditation for Moms

If you're a mother, you probably lead a very full and very, very busy life, with little or no time to yourself. And I know how hard it is, when you do get a free moment, not to use this precious time for paying bills or for another important task.

The New Mom Workout

Your baby has arrived, and you've had time to rest and recover. What should you do to build strength and get back into shape? Check out these new-mommy exercises and routines.

Are Crib Bumpers Safe?

My mother thinks I should put crib bumpers in my baby’s crib so he doesn’t hit his head on the wooden slats and hurt himself. Is she right?

Games for Toddler Playdates: Musical Chairs

Want to boost your toddler's development and encourage imaginative play with other children? Of course you do! This toddler play idea will help get you started.

Fun Craft Activities for Toddlers

Looking for ways to add some artsy creativity to your toddler's play? Try out some activities that involve craft supplies. These toddler craft ideas can be fun and educational, and will keep your tot happy and busy.

Homemade Baby Food: Tips and Tricks

Preparing homemade baby food may seem daunting, but it's actually a quick and healthy way to feed your child. Learn how to do it right with these tips.

Exercise With Your Baby

Why exercise solo when you can work out with your new baby? Your little one could end up being your best fitness companion. Find out how to bond with your baby while losing the baby weight.

Traveling With a Baby

Ready for your first family trip? Have your little one sleep in the portable bed for a few nights before the trip, to get used to it. Also, bring plenty of water (for you) and lots of baby wipes. Get more travel-with-baby tips.

Welcome Home Baby Party Tips

Now that your baby has arrived, everyone wants to celebrate with the newest family member. The solution: Have all the relatives come to your house! Find out how to plan a stress-free holiday gathering.

Family Photos With Your Baby

Tired of all those photos of your family, minus you? It may be time to let someone else capture the shot, so you can be included. Learn more.

Holiday Safety Tips

Time for tree-trimming, candle-lighting, and opening gifts? Find out how to carry out beloved traditions of the season while keeping your family safe.

Carbohydrates During Pregnancy

If you're trying to eat well, you may have questions about carbohydrates. What are simple carbs vs. complex carbs? Which foods and how much of them are good for us? Learn more about carbohydrates.

Creating Personalized Greeting Cards

You're proud to be a new family and you want your greeting cards to stand out, not get lost in a stack. Take your holiday cards to the next level with these expert tips!

Holiday Shopping: Work Smart, Not Hard

Finding gifts for everyone on your list can take a huge chunk of time — which you don't have enough of during the holiday season. Learn how to streamline your shopping, get it all done, and start relaxing.

5 Ways to Help Your Child Try Different Foods

Is there someone in your house who wants to eat the same thing every single day? Check out these tips for introducing more variety and more nutrients into your child's diet.

6 Ways to Make Doing Laundry Easier

Is your laundry hamper overflowing -- and making you feel overwhelmed at the thought of tackling it? Check out some time-saving, sanity-preserving tips for getting everything clean and dry.

Activities for Your 3-Month-Old

What could be more fun, or more important, than playing with your 3-month-old? Check out these age-appropriate activities that foster baby development.

The Best Baby Products for New Moms

If you're having a baby, you're probably getting ready to stock up on the gear you'll need to get through the first few months (and beyond!). Read on to find out what products should be on every new mom's to-buy list.

8 Quick Tips for a Clean House

Your top priority is your baby and family, not scrubbing floors. That said, walking into a squeaky clean home can feel so good! Check out some tips on getting your place shining in record time.

Creative Ideas for Displaying Kids’ Artwork

Are your child's drawings and paintings piling up all over the house? Pick up some clever ways to preserve, display, and enjoy these wonderful creations.

Easy Ice Pops for the Whole Family

You can use this process to also make baby-friendly ice pops! Use pureed fruits, milk and juices!

Family Photo Fun

Turn your family photos into activity cards you can use to entertain your child. Looking at family pictures will not only engage your baby but also help him learn more about his world and the important people in his life.

Fresh Ways to Help Organize Your House

New moms have lots of baby items and gear to store and arrange at home. Find out how to create order, remove clutter, and save time.

It's All in the Wash: Your Guide to Coming Clean

Laundry time again? With kids in the house, almost every day turns into laundry day. Follow these tips for creating a safe and efficient laundry routine.

Life Skills

Remember your childbirth class, and those breathing and relaxation techniques you learned? Turns out that these skills can be put to good use throughout your life…

Planning a Nature Walk With Your Little One

What could be more fun than exploring the great outdoors with your baby or toddler. Grab a stroller (or your little one's hand), lace up your walking shoes, and head out for some time with Mother Nature. Learn more.

Becoming Fit For Motherhood

Start your fitness program by teaching yourself how to do three common tasks—nursing, carrying your baby, and pushing a stroller…

Baby Care Basics: Creating a Clean and Safe Home

Cleaning up messes and doing laundry are a necessary part of baby care and parenting. Learn how to keep your living space clean and safe for your baby.

Your Baby's First Plane Trip

Planning a plane trip with your infant? With a little forethought and preparation, your baby’s first flight can be a happy adventure for the whole family. Read on!

First Steps

Got the phones and cameras ready? Sometime soon, our babies will officially become toddlers, taking those teetering first steps! This independent mobility opens up a whole new world for our children. Get more information on first steps.

Baby Development Stages

Our babies are learning, growing, and changing every day, and watching this happen is one of our chief joys as parents. Questions about what your baby is up to these days? Get some answers by using this tool.

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Dental Care for  New Moms: It's a Must!

Dental Care for New Moms: It's a Must!

For moms-to-be, oral care is key to preventing gingivitis—the inflammation of gums. Thanks to Crest® Pro-Health™ products, prevention can be a breeze.
Every time you use Dawn,  you help save wildlife

Every time you use Dawn, you help save wildlife

Dawn is tough on grease, yet gentle, making it the expert-trusted tool for rescuing animals affected by oil pollution for over 30 years — all while keeping your dishes sparkling!
Why do pediatricians  recommend Dreft?

Why do pediatricians recommend Dreft?

Dreft’s hypoallergenic formula is perfect for keeping baby clothes soft and clean. It’s gentle on your baby’s skin, but tough on stains, making it a mom must-have for over 75 years and the detergent most recommended by pediatricians.
Wrap your little one in comfort and protection

Wrap your little one in comfort and protection

With its quilted, blanket-like comfort, Pampers Swaddlers is our softest diaper. Plus, its color-changing wetness indicator helps you know when baby needs a change.
A gentle clean for sensitive skin

A gentle clean for sensitive skin

Pampers Sensitive Wipes are dermatologist tested and clinically proven mild. Our hypoallergenic and perfume free formula won’t irritate baby’s soft skin.
Free & gentle & perfect  for your little one's clothes

Free & gentle & perfect for your little one's clothes

Tide Pods Free & Gentle provides a deeper clean than the leading free detergent, but is gentle on skin, making it perfect for little tees and all of your favorite kiddie accessories.
Help make your touch  more soothing

Help make your touch more soothing

Vicks BabyRub is a non-medicated formula that contains soothing fragrances of eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender. Combined with your loving touch, it is perfect to calm, soothe, and relax your baby. Can be used as need on babies 3 months and older.
Pure & Perfect...</br>Just like your baby!

Pure & Perfect...
Just like your baby!

New Chapter’s Perfect Prenatal multivitamins deliver daily whole-food cultured nutrients to support a healthy pregnancy and can even
be taken on an empty stomach.*

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Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or
prevent any disease.
Find your true color with a natural looking shade!

Find your true color with a natural looking shade!

Clairol's Colorblend technology gives permanent hair color natural dimension that's authentic and true, so you can shift a shade and still look like your most amazing you.
Get a salon treatment without getting a babysitter!

Get a salon treatment without getting a babysitter!

For new moms with little to no time to make it to the salon, Vidal Sassoon Salonist treats roots then lengths separately in the convenience of your home.
Peace of mind protection

Peace of mind protection

Whether you're an expectant mom or need some extra protection post-delivery, Always Liners and Pads provide all the coverage you need!
Mommy's little helper  is a quicker picker-upper

Mommy's little helper is a quicker picker-upper

The cutest babies always seem to make the biggest messes. Luckily, Bounty paper towels are 2X more absorbent*, so you can use less and get back to the fun stuff quicker.
A must-have for new moms!

A must-have for new moms!

Charmin Sensitive is the only toilet paper with a moisturizing touch of Aloe and vitamin E. It’s dermatologist-tested to be gentle on skin—perfect for a new mom’s healing body.
Ultra-strong and ultra-handy

Ultra-strong and ultra-handy

With it’s unique DuraClean™ texture, Charmin Ultra cleans so well that you can use up to 4X less than the leading value brand. Be sure to stock up on this essential!
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