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Why I Love the Term Rainbow Baby

“It was in the months that followed that I learned of the term rainbow baby—a name given to a baby born shortly after the loss of a previous baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or death in infancy. This term is used because a rainbow typically follows a storm, giving us hope for what’s to come.”

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Sesame Workshop Wants to Introduce Your Kiddo to the ABC’s of Racial Literacy

The new program explains race and issues surrounding racism in ways young child can understand.

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Hello, Sunshine! Parent-Tested Tips to Help Your Baby Adjust to Daylight Saving Time

Are you prepared for Daylight Saving Time? Here’s how to help your baby adjust to a new sleep schedule.

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Study Shows Babies from Bilingual Homes Switch Attention Faster

There may be an advantage simply from hearing, not just speaking, a second language.

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Nature and Nurture: The Origins of Compassion

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With the tense atmosphere that has surrounded our culture in the past few weeks, I’m thinking about compassion today. As parents, most of want to instill an understanding of compassion and kindness towards others in our children. It…

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This Hospital Celebrates Reading with a Sweet NICU Book Event

Here’s why reading is important to newborns!

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Why Do Babies Hiccup? It May Have to Do with Brain Development

Recent research may have revealed why babies hiccup.

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Two Moms Share How a Quality Plush Toy Can Make Life So Much Easier

We’ve curated some real life mom hacks that illustrate the important role of your child’s first best friend and exactly why you #gottagettaGUND.

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How I Handled My 2-Year-Old’s Separation Anxiety

It is essential to prepare your children for new experiences, especially when they’re young.

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5 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Baby & Toddler Classes

Here’s what parents can look for when picking a class for their baby or toddler.

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5 Reasons I’ll Never Give Up My Kids’ Early Bedtimes

An earlier bedtime is one small, but critical change that’ll improve everyone’s sleep at home.

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Are Reading Robots the Future of Literacy for Kids?

A new study highlights the benefits of robots teaching kids how to read.

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2-Year-Olds Really Do Care about What People Think about Them, Science Says

Kids care about their reputations even before they start talking.

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Does Your Kid *Really* Remember Their First Memory? Probably Not, Study Finds

A new study finds that what we think we remember about our childhood could actually be pure fiction.

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The Name Game: Picking the Perfect Name for Baby

What’s in a name? When it comes to the name of your baby, a lot of meaning, planning and opinions from others. Find the perfect baby name with these tips.

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No, I Will NOT Give You My Babysitter’s Number (& Here’s Why)

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“Anybody have a really good babysitter you can recommend? Available at the last minute?”
This group text popped up on a Friday afternoon and was quickly drowned in a sea of “nopes!” and “good lucks!”…

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The Surprising Thing I Realized after Having My Own Baby

“It’s so hard being a baby.” This phrase is rarely said sincerely. It is often said dramatically and sarcastically, followed by a choir of laughs from the adults around the baby. Now, I have been guilty of saying this phrase. But only when I had my own child did I realize something very important.

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How I Learned to Welcome (& Savor) the Unexpected Mommy Moments

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There comes a point in parenthood when you shed the cloak of infancy. It is a gradual movement. Slow and steady but always moving toward the floor. The children begin to grow and become their own independent…

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Dad’s Role in Baby Care is Linked to a Boost in Mental Development

Science uncovers how a dad’s involvement early on affects kids later in life.

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Citibabes Is on the Move!

Citibabes is on the move to a new space in Tribeca — and with the move comes some changes and fresh offerings.

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10 Ways We Have Failed Our Third Baby

When you have your first child, your world changes. You are now responsible for a little human being and you try to plain everything down to the last detail. You read all the books, learn all the tricks, dress them…

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A Seattle Company Is Changing The Way Kids Wear Backpacks

It’s a vest. It’s a backpack. It’s a vest with a built-in backpack, and it’s changing the way toddlers carry their gear from here to there.

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My Children: Which One Might Become a Serial Killer?

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You try not to think it, you really do, but in today’s culture it’s difficult. I mean the parent-blaming is everywhere. So when serial killers and even regular murderers show up on the news or on “Criminal Minds” or…

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Keeping Track of Milestones When You Have 3 Children

As a mother of a seven-year-old, a five-year-old and our youngest, who is 20-months, it’s important to keep track of all the notable events that have occurred during this enchanting period of young childhood. It’s tiring, for sure, but it…

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It’s a Wrap: Make a Bracelet from a Favorite Toy or Lovey

Starting Kindergarten can be a rough transition: once you’ve managed to peel your crying child off your leg, there are new friends to make, new routines to learn, and new rules follow. When our Marketing & Community Manager’s daughter Charlie…

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Win a 3 Month Family Membership at Peekadoodle Kidsclub

Picture this: a playspace that’s part clubhouse, part community hotspot–filled with tons of toys and games and bursting with ways to learn and grow. That’s the reality at Peekadoodle, an epicenter of activity that includes a preschool, classes, playspace, and…

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Hear From the Pros: What to Do in Your First Trimester

Now that you’re pregnant, it’s time for some new born preparation!

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A Parent’s Guide to the LA Puppet Festival

There are puppets galore, with everything from puppet making to puppet shows to puppet sweets to a puppet march! Save this handy guide as a template for family fun at the LA Puppet Festival.

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5 Common Mistakes New Parents Make

No matter how much you absorb as you set out on your parenting journey, keep in mind that all parents take wrong turns here and there. And while most of those so-called mistakes are harmless, there are a few common areas you’ll want to pay particular attention to.

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11 Things to do in the First Trimester

Now that you’re pregnant, it’s time for some new born preparation! It can be overwhelming, so here’s a list of the essential tasks that will help keep you and your unborn child happy and healthy.

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Can Women Dye Their Hair During Pregnancy?

Do you really have to go without your color for nine months? It may seem like a scary prospect, but here are the facts.

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4 Wacky Ways to Predict Your Baby’s Sex

Whether you’re expecting your first baby or you’re an old pro at the baby waiting game, the fact is, there’s nothing more exciting than discovering what the gender of your little one is going to be.

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Win Expectant Mother’s Basket from Preggers ($130 value)

Say goodbye to your sweat pants and say hello to designs that are as functional as they are adorably head-turning. Preggers feature outfits, bags, and helper accessories for pregnancy, nursery and infancy will do the trick and give you that…

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