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Calming a Crying Baby

The first time a baby cries is a joyous moment for parents and a sign of precious new life. However, during the early months, those cries can become confusing and difficult as parents struggle with soothing their fussy baby.

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Guide to Infant Formula

Feeding infants can be tricky as they are unable to eat like adults. In their first six months of their life, they require special nutrition in the form of liquids. The best option is their mother’s breast milk. However, it does not always work out for everyone. If that is the case for you, rest assured that formula still provides adequate nutrition for your baby.

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Feeding Guide: Infants

Your baby grows more quickly in the first year of life than any other time, which makes healthy eating so important during this time. Early healthy eating habits also set the stage for healthy eating patterns throughout their entire lives.

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Feeding Guide: 6 to 8 Months

When a baby is 6 to 8 months old, their feeding habits begin to change as they start solid food. During this time, most babies are adventurous with new foods, so it is a wonderful chance to encourage healthy eating habits.

This overview will help you keep track of how much, what and when to feed your baby.

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Feeding Guide: 9 to 12 Months

As your child approaches his or her first birthday, their appetite will begin to vary. Your baby’s growth rate slows around this time, and he or she may not be as hungry as they once were.

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Feeding Guide: Transitioning to Table Food

There are many changes to a baby’s diet in the first year. While all these changes can be stressful, staying sensitive to your baby’s needs will help make the transition to table food safe and enjoyable.

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Growth and Development: Newborns

Your newborn will grow very quickly during his or her first few months of life. He or she may have lost about 10% of their birth weight in the first few days after birth, but worry not as they should gain it back by 2 weeks.

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Family Fitness Challenge Week 6: Planks

If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet or missed any of the weeks, you can catch all the details over on The Family Fitness Challenge main page.

The final week of this 6 week Family Fitness Challenge is here. You did it! You're well on your way to making physical activity an everyday part of your family's life.

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Family Fitness Challenge Week 5: Squats

If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet or missed any of the weeks, you can catch all the details over on The Family Fitness Challenge main page.

I can't believe we’re already in week 5 of the Family Fitness Challenge.

Have you been able to stick with it? Have you found any new ways to be active together as a family?

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Family Fitness Challenge Week 4: Lunges

If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet or missed any of the weeks, you can catch all the details over on The Family Fitness Challenge main page.

Week 4! We're over halfway done with The Family Fitness Challenge. How has your family done?! Let me know in the comments below!

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Making Family Fitness Fun

Encouraging kids to stay active and eat well are very important. However, it may not be enough to have them go at it alone.

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What Is Jaundice and What Does It Mean For My Baby?

Jaundice is a medical condition that can occur in babies, children and even adults. However, we most frequently get questions about jaundice from new parents who are concerned with what it means for their newborns.

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Family Fitness Challenge Week 3: Push Ups

You've made it through two weeks of the Family Fitness Challenge so far.

Are you having fun? Make sure to share your photos or videos on the ParentSavvy Facebook page. We want to cheer you on too!

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What to Expect the First Two Weeks at Home with Your Newborn

The first 2 weeks at home with your newborn baby can be joyful and exciting, but there can also be uncertainty as you both get to know each other.

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Family Fitness Challenge Week 2: Crunches

ParentSavvy created this 6 week challenge to encourage families to get active together. We believe that healthy families create healthy communities and active kids become active adults.

If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet or missed any of the weeks, you can catch all the details over on The Family Fitness Challenge main page.

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