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Get Papi Involved in Your Pregnancy!
By BabyCenter | 05/11/2009 - 11:30

Pregnancy is seen as a mom thing. Few women believe that Dad really gets it. And the fact is, men mostly don't. They can show interest and empathize and some read about it—but let's face it, a father's experience of having a baby is fairly removed until they're face to face with sleep deprivation. No dad can fully relate to the minute-by-minute, close-to-the-heart, kick-in-the-gut reality of carrying a baby to term.


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Cooking with Kids!
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/19/2009 - 15:45

Between working a nine-to-five and picking up the tots from school, you barely have time to make a proper meal for the fam. Well, why don’t you enlist the help of your kids in the kitchen? Not only will you spend quality time with him (and gain an extra hand in making dinner), but you’ll also teach him valuable lessons along the way.


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Dora the Explorer's New Look Revealed
By Monica Herrera | 03/17/2009 - 09:53

After facing weeks of controversy over its plans to launch Dora Explorer Girls—a long-tressed, dainty tween version of Latina pre-schooler Dora the Explorer—Nickelodeon has released a full image of the TV heroine's new look.


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Glaring Lack of Black and Latina Dolls on the Market
By Mariela Rosario | 03/13/2009 - 14:00

Krishna Stone, a spokeswoman for Gay Men’s Health Crisis, a non-profit organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS, learned the hard way how few choices there are for parents seeking Latin and Black dolls.


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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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