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Skip the bells and whistles; traditional toys are best for babies!

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A common question among parents is what toys are best for baby. Parents want to protect, care for, and give happiness to their children. The best way to do this is to follow the natural development of the child. By focusing on the tasks that each child must develop to move to the next stage, parents can protect the natural evolution of their baby, care for their unique process of development, and give them toys that support that natural development without creating frustration because it is too advanced or interfering with the process.

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Pilar Dávila
Thanks for helping me find the best gift for my baby niece.
Saturday, 06 January 2018 12:10
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Does swaddling increase the risk of SIDS in infants?

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News reports have been citing a new study* about the increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in infants when swaddled. SIDS is a sudden, unexplained death of an infant less than 12 months old and usually occurs during sleep.

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Vaccines are safe and the MMR vaccine is not related to autism

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ALL rigorous scientific studies confirm (and reconfirm) that vaccines are safe and effective, and that the MMR vaccine is not related to autism. For the safety of everyone, it is important to vaccinate unless medically contraindicated.

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How to survive a plane trip with an infant or small child

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Modern life often requires plane travel for families.  Frequent travelers know the dread when a flight is full of infants or small children.  Anyone who flies with any regularity has a story of a flight that was filled with continuous ear piercing screams of an infant or small child.

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