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If you’ll be returning to work after your baby is born, you probably know that open daycare spots can go faster than ice cream melts on a hot day. Still, for your child’s well-being and your own peace of mind, it pays to get picky. more

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Giving birth to a child is supposed to be a joyous occasion. But what happens if, instead of feeling pride and exuberance over their new bundles of joy mothers instead experience feelings of panic, fear, and depression? more

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The City of Rochester offers Spray Parks especially designed for the little ones, age six and under. So don't sweat the heat this summer, pack a lunch and head out to the spray park! Don't forget the sunscreen. more

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You’re pregnant and have food cravings galore. Luckily, Rochester is home to an assortment of unique culinary treats! We have helped get you on your way to uncovering some of the best foodie spots located in your own backyard. Here are five locations more

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The Rochester area offers many beautiful parks. And there's nothing more invigorating than a nice walk outdoors but if you're pushing a baby stroller through a gravel pathway it can become a chore. more

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According to the March of Dimes Foundation, one in nine babies is born premature each year in the United States. When my own baby was born at 26 weeks, l learned firsthand how important self-care was during this difficult time. more

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While traveling with baby can make a vacation or family reunion enjoyable, it can also require an entirely separate "to-do" list. After all, little ones need a little extra care when venturing to a new place. more

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Camping with your baby can be fun and liberating, but also intimidating. This is for good reason; infants are complicated creatures, and sometimes it feels hard enough to meet their needs with a house full of resources, let alone on the road. more

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The initial six weeks after a newborn arrives can be a mixture of happiness and anxiety as moms settle into a new routine. A postpartum doula can provide experience and valuable support that a new mother may be missing. more

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Those folded envelope sleeves have a real headache-saving purpose. Have you always looked at those little folded over flaps on the shoulders of baby onesies and wondered what they were for? Chalked it up to a convenient design? more

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As soon as soon-to-be parents Marcy and Kyle Naismith discovered they were expecting twins — a boy and a girl — in 2012, their world turned pink and blue. A stream of gender-specific clothes, toys, and gifts started arriving.. more

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The Strong museum, downtown Rochester offers spaces designed for crawlers and first-steppers throughout its 100,000-square-foot exhibit space. more

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Congratulations! You’ve taken the plunge into the zany SAHM (stay-at-home mom) pool. Now what? more

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As part of our global sisterhood, moms can relate to certain universal truths about motherhood, even as all of this advice starts to sound cliched. Here are a few truths that not only help with life in general, but with parenthood in particular more

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Baby registries are a wonderful tool for helping new parents stock their nursery, But Next time you are shopping for a new or expectant mom, consider going off the registry and purchasing one of these thoughtful, more personal gifts instead. more

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Baby showers – celebrating Mom and baby – have been around for ages, but what about honoring Dad? Fear not, a new trend has entered the market… one that celebrates the father-to-be: Dad-chelor parties more

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Getting your hospital bag in order long before baby is due can help ease anxiety and make sure you're fully ready for the big day. Here are a few things we recommend packing more

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Along with the many surprises of early parenthood, many new parents find themselves puzzling over their baby’s sleep patterns. Is she sleeping too much? Is it normal for him to feed so much at night? more

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You survived childbirth and learned the art of a successful latch, but if you have decided to breastfeed your baby, there is one final frontier you will need to conquer: the art of nursing in public. more

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Families whose children have attended their sibling’s birth report it is a powerful bonding experience. To explore if this option is right for you, consider both the mother and child’s needs. more

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