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  • 3 Spray Parks For Little Ones

    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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  • Choosing a doctor

    Finding Dr. Right - Choosing a Primary Care Provider

    First-time parents have so many decisions to make and often can get overwhelmed with well-meaning advice. One of those decisions is choosing a primary care provider (PCP) for your baby. more

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    Hello, Baby... Goodbye, Sleep

    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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    A New Mom’s Guide to Nursing in Public

    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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  • Choosing Child Care

    Ten Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Daycare

    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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  • Breastfeeding

    The Benefits of Breastfeeding

    Many women think about how they will feed their baby long be­fore they be­come preg­nant. It's im­por­tant for every woman to have the op­por­tu­nity to make an in­formed de­ci­sion and know all the facts more

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    Nesting 101- Hello Third Trimester!

    Right around the end of your second trimester and somewhere in the beginning of your third trimester, something magical happens in a woman’s pregnancy. This something magical is called "nesting." more

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    Homemade Baby Oils & Salves

    Your baby’s skin is his or her largest organ and with all the newness of being in the world, it’s no wonder her exposure to it can show up in the form of eczema, rashes, and even pimples (the latter being primarily hormones). more

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  • Rose-colored  Onesies

    Rose-colored Onesies

    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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  • eating for two

    Eating for Two: pregnancy and nutrition

    During pregnancy, your body becomes more efficient in processing food. To accommodate your baby’s needs, all you have to do is add a few more calories each day... more

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  • pregnant woman sleeping

    Pregnant-zzzzz - getting the sleep you need while you're expecting

    Pregnant women are often told to “sleep now, while you can” — but sleeping during pregnancy is easier said than done... more

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  • nicu

    Strategies for Coping when your Baby is in the NICU

    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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  • Camping With Your Baby

    Camping With Your Baby

    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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  • Stay at home mom

    Surviving Your First Year as a Stay at Home Mom

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

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  • Hospital Bag Essentials

    Hospital Bag Essentials

    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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  • Reading to Baby

    Reading to Babies

    It’s never too soon to read to your baby! Studies have proven that literacy skills can be developed starting at birth, and that parents are the most important influence in helping their children get ready to read. more

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  • letter to mom

    9 True Cliches about Motherhood

    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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  • Mom and baby swimming

    Little Swimmers: Teaching baby to swim

    As early swimming allows the baby to use muscles that cannot yet be used while on dry land. The development of these muscles can help aid in a baby’s ability to walk at an early age while also fostering better hand-eye coordination .... more

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    Great Gifts to Give New Moms

    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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    Eat Up! - natural remedies for common pregnancy ailments

    Glowing skin, doubled cup-size, and shiny hair are all commonly touted as side effects of pregnancy. But there are some other pregnancy symptoms usually kept on the quiet such as heartburn, nausea, and constipation... more

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