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Children love this classic nursery rhyme and have fun making up actions to go along. Plus, here’s what it’s actually about in case they ask who the Muffin Man is. Photo: iStockphoto Start singing the song “Do you Know the Muffin Man?” and it’s bound to lead to more questions. Like: Who is the Muffin
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Parents have been singing the world’s most famous lullaby to their babies for more than a century. Even if you didn’t know there were lyrics to Brahm’s lullaby—or just didn’t know the name of the song—you’ve definitely heard this recognizable melody. Maybe you’ve hummed it to coax your own baby to sleep. Sometimes referred to
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Maintaining good gut health is essential, right from birth. Created for Most of us never think about the trillions of microorganisms (aka microbiota) that live largely in our intestines. But they do everything from stimulating our immune systems and preventing us from getting sick to synthesizing vitamins so our bodies can benefit from them. The
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Safe sleep rules can be confusing (especially when you’re exhausted). Check this list to make sure you’re avoiding these common baby sleep mistakes. Newborn sleep: It’s one of the three main things you think about when you have a baby. (There’s sleep, there’s feedings, and there’s basic hygiene, as in, “How many days ago did I
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Your baby learning to walk is an exciting milestone—they are, literally, taking steps toward a whole new way of life as a toddler (and a whole new way of life for you as a parent of a toddler!). And like many milestones, it comes with questions. Here’s what you need to know. When do babies
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Got nothing after “This Little Piggy”? Ramp up your repertoire with these games that are sure to delight your baby (and you!). In the early weeks, enjoying your newborn consists mostly of gazing at her while she sleeps or nurses (since that’s what she spends almost all of her time doing!). But before long, she
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