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More Babies Can Mean Less Education for Moms, Study Shows

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Ever feel like the more children you have, the dumber you get?
There may be some truth in it -- at least if you're young when you start having babies. A new study says having more kids can keep women from...
Does education stand in the way of women having babies, or do babies get in the way of education?

Infants Can Recognize Voices, Sounds, Study Finds

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Not really sure if your infant is actually turning toward your voice or just randomly moving around?
A new study looking at baby brain scans shows, yep, infants can recognize human sounds. LiveScience reports at 3...
Babies as young as 3 months can recognize voices, researchers note.

A 5-Minute Test Could Identify Autism in Kids as Young as 1

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A five minute, 24-question test could help determine if your child is at risk for autism at the age of 1.
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A five minute, 24-question test could help determine if your child is at risk for autism at the age of one.

First-Born Boys Demand More Mommy Time

Baby boys demand more attention from moms than baby girls. Credit: Getty Images Women have thought for years that men are really more high maintenance. A new study confirms that this royal highness syndrome starts at birth, as these...A study confirms that little boys want mommy all to themselves.

There's a Lot More Going on in Babies' Minds Than You Think

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Babies are smarter than you think.
Oh, they look like they just sit around all day sucking their thumbs and filling their diapers, but like little evil geniuses, they are taking careful mental...
Babies are studying probabilities long before math class.

Good-Looking Couples Have More Baby Girls, Report Finds

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Hey, prospective parents: Say you're smitten on having a girl? Make sure you have a good-looking partner. There's a new trend surfacing in maternity wards, and it...

More Parents Putting Babies on Diets

A chubby baby used to be considered healthy, but now is often looked at as a health risk waiting to happen. Credit: Keith Brofsky, Getty Images
It used to be that a pudgy baby was a joy to behold, with chubby cheeks just begging to be pinched by...
In an extreme case earlier this year in Washington state, a couple was found guilty of starving their baby by putting laxatives in her bottle so she wouldn't gain weight.

Would You Put Your Baby on a Diet?

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Childhood obesity is a big problem in America. But baby obesity? Really? According to Time magazine, some parents are putting their babies on diets. Not teens, not tweens, but actual babies who...
Childhood obesity is a big problem in America. But baby obesity? Really?

Warming Pouch Looks Like Baby Cooker

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Would you like fries with that? The Embrace Infant Warmer may look like a way to roast a baby with a side of potatoes, but it's actually a potential life-saver for children in the developing world. ...
The Embrace Infant Warmer may look like a way to roast a baby with a side of potatoes, but it's actually a potential life-saver for children in the developing world.

Crabby Babies Fare Better With Family Over Day Care, Study Shows

Fussy babies are better off with mommy than day care. Credit: Getty Images
If you have a fussy and irritable baby, you might want to leave him at day care. Indefinitely. But, alas, even if you don't want to be around the crabby little...
Crabby babies fare better when they are driving you insane instead of a daycare provider.

Keep an Eye on That Cough: Respiratory Virus Reaches Epidemic Levels in Florida

Respiratory syncytial virus can be dangerous for babies and children younger than 2. Credit: Getty Images
If your little one's cough seems to be getting worse, it may be time to visit the doctor, as it could signal something more serious than...
When a cough gets worse, it might be more than just the common cold.
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Postpartum Depression Is Motherhood Hell

I had postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder with the birth of my first child in 2001. I know what it feels like to see all the other new moms around you happy and glowing while you feel like a miserable monster. Because of how much it truly...Life pretty much sucks when you have postpartum depression. Our new columnist tells the truth about her miserable start at mommyhood.

Baby Name Map Puts a Global Spin on Your Search

Matias or Valentina may be more your cup of tea. Credit: Baby Name Map
If you've ever read through the published lists of hottest baby names and thought, "really?" then this cool Baby Name Map may help you put things in perspective. Built...
If you've ever read through the published lists of hottest baby names and thought, "really?" then this cool Baby Name Map may help you put things in perspective.

Why Breast-Feeding Makes One Mom Squeamish

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I nursed E for a year. Exclusively. Not a single drop of formula ever touched her lips; she was weaned to cow's milk after her first birthday. But -- and this isn't something you'll hear...
A second-time mom shares her doubts about the nursing she did the first time around.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters: "The Social Network" A dramatization of the creation of...Jesse Eisenberg plays Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network." Find out what else is new in family entertainment this week.

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