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1. High Protein Protein is a hot nutrient right now—and from the looks of food packages, you'd think we're all walking around with severe protein deficiencies. It's true that including protein in meals and snacks is helpful for keeping us satisfied, but the reality is that most people eat more than enough. Even if your child doesn't eat meat, he's still getting protein from grains like pasta, dairy like milk and cheese, and even vegetables. So watch out for packaged foods like frozen pizza touting their protein content. They may contain some protein, but they also likely have plenty of...

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Can You Spoil a Baby? Where's the Risk?

Before I had my first baby, I made a vow: I would never become an infant-indulging pushover. I had watched in horror as my friends jumped up every time their babies burped or whined, and I was certain that I had more fortitude than that. But you can probably guess the second half of this story: I had a baby -- and did all the same things. With each new transgression, I shuddered at the thought of raising a spoiled child. But, according to experts, most of my worries were baseless. "During the first six months, it's really impossible to...

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When Husband Can't Handle Baby's Crying

A. Your husband has to accept that with children comes crying (and just wait for the whining), sometimes well into the preschool years. Perhaps your husband cracks quickly because -- as a new father -- he feels helpless and a little scared. Whereas you've become skilled at reading those cries and calming the baby, your man, who is probably not around as much, may see no possibility for the sound of silence. To give him hope, show him the tricks of the trade: how to rock and soothe your child, how to tell what the baby wants. If he feels...

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6 Genius Ways to Instantly Soothe a Crying Baby

Babies can fuss as much as two to three hours in a 24-hour period, and living with the wailing isn't easy. Try these strategies to calm both of you.   My son George was a screamer. Unlike his go-with-the-flow older sister, he cried for what seemed like the first six months of his life. He screamed when he was hungry, when he was wet, when he was tired, when he was bored. He would change from a sweet cherub to a hot mess in a matter of seconds. His face would turn red, and he'd arch his back and flail his arms. I...

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Bad for Baby?

Along with the environmental impact, disposable diapers are believed to pose a danger to baby's health. Many brands contain chlorine, a harsh chemical that can cause skin irritations and rash. Research also shows that if a person is exposed to it over long periods of time, chlorine can lead to cancer. Disposable diapers also contain latex, perfumes, and dyes that can trigger allergic reactions.A study by the University of Kiel indicated that the reduced breathability of disposables may create a raised temperature inside the diaper that is unhealthy for male babies. And many experts believe the stay-dry comfort of disposables...

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