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Does TV Viewing Hinder Language Development In Children?

Can TV harm a child's development? more

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12 Must-Try Potty Training Tips

Must-try tips to help you—and your child—face this parenting challenge with a smile (and some reality). more


Reducing The Risk Of Preterm Birth

Updated April 23, 2015 Each year, in the United States (U.S.), nearly 450,000 babies are born prematurely. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) preterm birth—birth before 37 weeks of gestation—is the second leading cause of infant... more


Does My Baby Need A Vitamin K Shot?

Will the hospital require a nurse to administer a vitamin K shot to my baby immediately after birth? more

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When Can My Baby Understand Language?

When will my baby be able to understand words and their meanings? more


Is Dirt Bad For Babies?

Is it okay to let my baby dig in the dirt? I don’t worry about her messing up her clothes but I do worry about her health. more

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What Is RIE Parenting?

Is RIE-style parenting a healthy way to parent a child? more

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Is Baby Talk Good For Babies?

Should I talk "baby talk" with my newborn? more


Preemies Thrive In Language-Rich Environments

Even before birth, babies hear and respond to the sounds around them. Their mother’s heartbeat… her voice… the beat of an often-played piece of music… Dad’s voice. The last weeks of a full-term pregnancy tend to be rich with examples... more


10 Ways To Do Skin-To-Skin Care

All humans need touch, but babies need it most. The remarkable health and emotional benefits of skin-to-skin contact have been discussed elsewhere on baby gooroo and amount to one undeniable fact: it is every baby’s desire to be held in... more