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POLL: Is Dora the Explorer's Tween Makeover Too Grown Up?
By Monica Herrera | 03/09/2009 - 11:40

The world's most famous Latina pre-schooler is about to unveil a whole new look, and many moms are not thrilled about it.


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The First Pet
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/26/2009 - 17:30

The Obamas gripped the nation with their search for a family dog (they're looking to bring home a rescue Portuguese Water dog in April) and now your child wants a pet too. Caring for an animal teaches kids responsibility, nature, compassion, life and death. They also learn how to show affection, loyalty and engage in physical activities. But don’t rush to the nearest pet shop just yet.


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Depression During Pregnancy: Everything You Need to Know
By BabyCenter | 02/15/2009 - 15:27

Although pregnancy is often portrayed as a time of great joy, that's not the reality for all women. At least one in ten pregnant women suffers from bouts of depression. Hormonal changes can also make you feel more anxious than usual. Anxiety is another condition that can and should be treated during pregnancy.


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Does Being Raised Bilingual Increase Your Child's Chance of Stuttering?
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/03/2009 - 17:15

Are you all for teaching your child both English and Español? While there are many obvious benefits to speaking more than one language, parents should take note: recent findings show that children who are bilingual before the age of five are more likely to stutter than those who only speak one language before this age. Not only that, but bilingual tots also have a harder time correcting their speech down the line.


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Eating Healthy While You're Pregnant
By BabyCenter | 01/16/2009 - 18:00


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The Caffeine Conundrum: Is it OK to Drink Coffee While Pregnant?
By BabyCenter | 01/15/2009 - 16:52

There's general agreement that pregnant women and those trying to conceive should avoid consuming large quantities of caffeine. But after decades of controversy and conflicting evidence, there's still no real consensus on how much caffeine is safe during pregnancy.


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Safe Play
By Dorkys Ramos | 01/06/2009 - 13:37

Your child has been waiting all year for this – a chance to replenish her toy bin with goodies galore. Now that Three Kings Day is here, she'll be collecting the last of her holiday bounty and as the dolls, bikes and action figures roll in it’s important to keep her safety in mind.


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Top 10 Most Popular Latin Baby Names for 2008
By BabyCenter | 12/23/2008 - 16:12

What were the most popular baby names of 2008? We analyzed all of the information provided by our readers and found out that among Latinos, Sofia and Santiago take the top prize, which means things haven't changed much since last year! As a matter of fact, many of the names that have been in the top 10 the last few years remain extremely popular.


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Dora the Explorer Teaches Latino Holiday Traditions
By Mariela Rosario | 12/19/2008 - 16:20

Many Latino families celebrate the tradition of Dia del Los Tres Reyes or Three Kings Day. For some kids, this is an even bigger celebration than Christmas! In an upcoming episode of Dora the Explorer, she helps the little ones understand the Latino traditions surrounding this special day. We talked to 12 year old Caitlin Sanchez, the adorable little girl who is the new voice of Dora about her own family’s traditions and how she feels about her big break.

Congratulations on your new gig, Caitlin! How do you like being the new voice of Dora?


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Pregnancy Resources for Latinas
By BabyCenter | 12/15/2008 - 16:07

If you're one of the many Latinas who lack medical insurance, you may wonder how you can obtain adequate prenatal care during your pregnancy. Whether you're thinking of getting pregnant, are now pregnant, or already have a baby, there are ways of finding the help you need.


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