Sweetleaf Baby Diaper Balm and Baby Bar Soap

Lots of diaper changes can challenge the ol' olfactories! A nice cream can help for sure. Try this one from Sweetleaf Baby - it's even organic. $16.

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Is Parenting Different the Second Time Around? The Plight of Child Number Two.

I love my little Alan. His big gray eyes are framed by long black lashes. His chubby cheeks are sweet and round. I love to hold him and breathe in his yeasty, sweet baby warmth. But it is so different the second time around.With Sam, I could scarcely wait to record every milestone—“Sam …

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How Long Can I Blame This On Teething?

Easily the funniest scenes in that cute romantic comedy, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," are when the boisterous father, Gus Partokalus, keeps spraying Windex on everything as a cure-all. Got a bad bruise? Windex will help. Infection? Try some Windex. Bleeding? Windex will stop it. It's hysterical.…

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Birthday Blowout

By Sheri KasprzakWhen we threw my son Gabriel a first birthday party, I anticipated an icing-covered face and adorable grin. Instead, every photo taken that day shows child who’s far more confused than happy. Did I overdo it? Probably.Your baby won’t remember her first birthday, but …

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Preemie Basics

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 12 percent of babies are born premature. If you’re a new parent to a preemie, take heart. Below are preemie-specific tips for caring for your extra-little one once you’ve left the confines of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). …

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Twin Touring

Baby Jogger City Elite Double in Green Sport, $650.Maclaren Twin Techno in Stripe, $380.Valco Baby Tri Mode Twin in Scarlet, $699.Joovy Groove 2 in Blue, $250

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How About a Do-Over?

By Andy Garreffa-Orizotti I could barely sleep during the last weeks of my second pregnancy. But this time, I had something new to worry about as I lay awake—shaking up my two-year-old son’s little world with a needy sibling. But my first child was, ultimately, why I decided to attempt a …

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In 2002, my husband was laid off from his first job, although he was not my husband then.Then we were just a couple of crazy 24-year-olds living in a fabulous rented apartment. I came home everyday at lunch to eat with him and he worked out all afternoon. By the time he was rehired somewhere, …

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The Moniker Manual

By Linda Childers After I saw the first ultrasound of my son taken when he was the size of a small dot at 10 weeks, my husband and I began affectionately referring to him as “Peanut.” Although we never actually planned to name him after a groundnut, we didn’t realize we were actually …

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Diaper Details

From left to right: Pampers Baby-Dry Diapers $12 for 56 (21 cents per diaper), www.diapers.com “The tabs on these were easy to fasten and held in place, and I had only a few leaks. One day I couldn’t change my baby for several hours because my husband forgot the diaper bag. He was still …

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