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Tickled Purple: 7 Baby Tips and Trends Local Moms Need to Know About

Newborns don't come with a how-to manual, but these 7 baby tips and trends can help you navigate sleeping, breastfeeding, childbirth and more.
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How to Soothe Your Gassy Baby

A gassy baby is often a fussy baby but there are plenty of ways to soothe them. Get a run-down on what causes gassiness in infants and how to treat it.
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Cradle Cap and Babies

Why does cradle cap affect so many infants, and what should parents do to effectively treat it? Find help and advice here.
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10 Signs Your Baby is Teething

From drooling, coughing and chin rashes to diarrhea, a low-grade fever, biting and gnawing, here are some classic signs your baby is teething.
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Why Babies Start Head Butting and What to Do

Is your toddler or baby head butting? Should you be concerned? Experts weigh in on the reasons why babies start head butting and how to keep these kids safe.
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Why Do Babies Get Their Days and Nights Mixed Up?

Feel it ever feel like your babies get their days and nights mixed up? They do. Here's why and some tips on how to fix it.
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How Blowing Raspberries Helps a Baby Develop

Sticking your tongue out and making noise at your kid can just seem like silly fun. But it lays the groundwork for social and motor skills and more.

Detroit Mom and Advocate Creates Breastfeeding Trivia Card Game

Moon Afrykan Aku was boarding a SMART bus in 2011 when the driver noticed she had something on her chest and stopped her. Aku was breastfeeding. The driver refused to let her board and called...
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To Snip or Not to Snip: The Pros and Cons of Circumcising Your Baby

U.S. circumcision rates are on the decline. Why? Here's a look at the pros and cons of circumcising your baby for parents who are weighing the decision.

Is There Heavy Metal in Baby Food? Yes – Most of It, Actually

Could your baby's food be contaminated with heavy metals? It sounds like a scare tactic, but a report released in October by Healthy Babies Bright Futures found that 95 percent of the baby foods tested...
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What Parents Should Know About Having a Premature Baby

Having a premature baby can present a whole new set of challenges for parents. Here, a metro Detroit NICU doctor answers some basic concerns in honor of World Preemie Day.
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New Parent Classes in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Find prenatal exercises, Lamaze and other types of new parent classes that mom and dad can take together to prepare for their bundle's upcoming arrival.