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How To Explain Democrat Vs Republican To A Child, In 8 Steps

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It might be challenging to explain the two main political parties in the United States, especially to a young audience. The world is a political place. Politics appears in news reports. Children will see and hear a lot about politics, especially during election season. It can be challenging to find a way to explain politics […]

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How To Get Baby To Sleep In Bassinet in 7 Steps

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Getting your baby to sleep when and where you want is not always an easy task.  Some babies sleep easily no matter where they lay their heads, but others are very particular. A bassinet can be a safe and convenient place for your baby to sleep up until they are about 3 or 4 months […]

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How To Wipe A Baby Girl

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Is there anything scarier to a new parent than an angry, red diaper rash? Okay, maybe projectile vomiting or massive diaper blowouts. As a new parent, you want to do everything possible to keep your baby happy, healthy and safe. One way to do that is to learn how to properly wipe their bottom. This […]

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How To Wean Your Baby Off The Bottle In 8 Steps

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Weaning your baby from the bottle can be a tough job. Babies like bottles just about as much as they like the breast. They are easy to use, and they provide a predictable measure of comfort. They have likely been an important part of the daily routine since your baby was born, from waking up […]

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How To Congratulate A Coworker On A New Baby, And If You Should Get A Gift

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There can be a blockage of ideas when attempting to come up with a way to congratulate a coworker on a new baby. Although friendships between coworkers are not often true friendships in the traditional sense, they almost always require enough courtesy to offer congratulations when a baby is involved. In this article, we’ll examine […]

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How To Burp A Baby, In 4 Steps

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Burps aren’t usually the most pleasant of sounds unless they’re coming from your new baby. A good burp from your baby means they’re releasing the trapped air in their belly, which we all know feels pretty satisfying. And, until your baby reaches a certain age, they will almost always require your assistance with burping; not […]

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How Much To Spend On Baby Shower Gift, A Comprehensive Guide

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It’s never easy to decide how much to spend on a baby shower gift. You want to get something that the parents will enjoy and appreciate, but you don’t want to spend too much money. So, how much should a baby shower gift cost? A good rule of thumb for a baby shower gift is […]

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How To Create An Apple ID For A Child, Step By Step With Photos

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In order to do almost anything on an iPhone or MacBook, you have to have an Apple ID. Essentially, this is your private login so you can store your data safely while also accessing your popular apps, like iCloud, the App Store, and iTunes, among others. If you allow your child to use your computer […]

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Everything I wish I knew in Preparing for Childbirth

How To Deliver A Baby Safely In 10 Steps

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The miracle of childbirth is truly a beautiful thing, but if you are pregnant and you suddenly go into labor when you aren’t in a hospital, then it can be a bit frightening. As many women have found out over the years, just because the doctor says that you may give birth on a certain […]

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How To Adopt A Baby In 6 Steps

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Whatever your reasons for adoption may be, know that you are in store for a very fulfilling and rewarding experience. With that in mind, the act of adoption is very complicated, and the process will take some time. You will need to go through many steps and hope for a little luck along the way. […]

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How To Swaddle A Baby, In 5 Steps

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One of the first lessons that many new parents need to learn is how to swaddle a baby. It is one of those things that looks easy when someone else does it, but it gets a little more complicated when you first try it out. We won’t lie. For most parents, swaddling does take some […]

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How To Adopt A Child In Texas, In 8 Steps

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Adoption is an excellent choice for people who want to provide a loving home to children in need. However, any adoption, whether in or out of the State of Texas, is fraught with difficulties. If you’re thinking about adopting, you should know what to expect. The journey may be difficult, but planning ahead of time […]

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How to Explain Death to a Child

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Talking about death with a child is something no adult wants to do, but children need a guided conversation about death to help them process such an intricate part of the human experience. Death is a part of life, and adults can process and understand this fact, but children need guidance and support when death […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Adopt a Baby? What to Know Before Adopting

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Adoption can be a wonderful way to add to a family. Although the process can be long, complicated, and expensive, the reward is immense. Sharing your life with a child and becoming a parent is one of the greatest gifts and will change lives forever. Many couples considering adoption can feel overwhelmed and have many […]

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How to Sanitize Baby Bottles, the Best Techniques and Products

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Whether you formula feed or breastfeed your baby, chances are that you will be faced with cleaning and sanitizing bottles and accessories. Cleaning bottles after every feeding is obvious, but how often you need to sanitize baby bottles completely depends on a few key factors. When Sanitizing Bottles is Necessary If your baby has been […]

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How to tell if your baby is teething and how to help ease their discomfort.

How to Soothe a Teething Baby at Night, in 3 Steps

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As a parent, you are starting to feel comfortable and like you have gotten the hang of it. Your baby has a feeding schedule. You understand their different cries, you can change a diaper in record time, and you may even have mastered the skill of sleeping when the baby sleeps. Then all of a […]

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How Long Can You Claim a Child as a Dependent?

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Tax season can be a challenging time for many. Figuring out the right forms and collecting receipts is time-consuming and can be overwhelming. For parents, understanding tax laws and eligibility is complicated as your children grow older and enter university, then the workforce and the rules surrounding dependents change. There are specific guidelines that you […]

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How To Fold Your Baby’s Clothes Correctly So Everything Fits

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Having a new baby means that you are making room in your house for a whole other person. And while babies are small, they come with a lot of stuff, specifically clothing. Babies tend to have a lot of onesies and other articles of clothing. This is because they go through multiple changes a day. […]

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How To Wash Your Baby’s Clothes Safely

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Having a newborn at home is an exciting time for new parents. There are many things that new parents often wonder about and are curious about when it comes to their newborn. One thing that many new parents think about is laundry and clothing. Newborns tend to wear more clothes than one would think, and […]

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How To Treat Your Baby’s Eczema, In 5 Steps

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Key Points When you have a newborn baby at home, there are many things that can happen. New parents are always worried about things that pop up, unsure of what to do and how to treat them. One thing that is very common among young babies is baby eczema. Experts indicate that 9.6 million children […]

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How to Introduce Peanut Butter to Baby — And When

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Most kids love peanut butter! It’s a staple childhood food, and the basis of many quick, easy-to-make, healthy snacks and meals. But exactly how early should you introduce peanut butter to your baby?  In most cases, it’s OK to introduce peanut butter to babies as soon as they’re old enough to eat other soft solid […]

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How To Bring Down Baby Fever, In 5 Steps

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It is never easy for a parent to comfort a sick child. You want them to be content, healthy, and ready to play. When your little one has a fever, it can be especially difficult because they are too young to express how they feel or what they need to be comfortable. Therefore, it is […]

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How Long Does Baby Acne Last?

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Acne is the bane of adolescence, but babies can get it as well, which often surprises new parents. Baby acne, also called newborn acne or neonatal acne, affects many newborns. Babies rarely develop acne as infants (infantile acne). Baby acne is usually harmless and goes away on its own. Still, it’s critical to understand how […]

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How To Unblock Baby’s Nose Naturally — In 5 Steps

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While nasal congestion is common in babies and children, it can be heartbreaking to see your baby struggle with their first stuffy nose. And they need your assistance to overcome it because they aren’t old enough to clear their nose on their own. Fortunately, it is usually not serious. A stuffy nose, on the other […]

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