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Your Baby, Week 49

Have you thought about baby’s first birthday celebration?

baby boy celebrating his first birthday with cakeNow’s the time to get those party invitations in the mail. While you might feel the urge to have a gala event, try to keep it simple so that your baby isn’t overwhelmed.

Limit guests to close friends and family and schedule the party at a time when you know he’ll be rested. There’s no need to go overboard on decorations or entertainment—save magicians, clowns, and such for future birthdays.

Remember to take lots of pictures or record it on video so you can show him when he’s all grown up!

Healthy food for your growing child

A family pet may be your child's best friend. Use these tips to keep everyone safe.

Babies and over-the-counter medicines don't mix

When you get the sniffles, you probably take an over-the-counter cold medicine. But the same strategy is not safe for your baby. Here’s what you can do to comfort a baby with a cold.

Lack of sleep can harm a child's health

New moms know firsthand the importance of good sleep, as it can be hard to come by. Sleep is vital for babies and children, too. If they don’t get enough, it puts them at risk for health and learning problems. Read our tips for helping your child get the rest he needs.