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Parenting Styles: A Rural Upbringing

Parenting Styles

Parenting Styles: A Rural Upbringing

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8 Tips for New Moms

8 Tips for New Moms

8 Tips for New Moms

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New Mom Guide: Going Out with Baby

New Mom Guide

New Mom Guide: Going Out with Baby

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My Very First Photo as a New Mom

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My Very First Photo as a New Mom

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The Two Most Impactful Words I Say to My Kids

Words I Say to My Kids

The Two Most Impactful Words I Say to My Kids

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17 Amazing Parenting Quotes That Will Make You a Better Parent

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What I Told My Kids about the Sexual Abuse I Suffered as a Child

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Preemie Development

Preemie Development

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Safe Baby Swaddling Tips

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A too-tight swaddle can be harmful to your baby’s hip development. Here are tips for swaddling your baby safely

Wrapping your wee one like a tiny burrito can soothe cries and help induce sleep, but it may not be the safest solution. Why? Because it’s actually quite common for newborns to have hip instability (thanks to mom’s hormones that relax ligaments). Tight swaddling around the hips can exacerbate the condition or even lead to hip dysplasia, where the hips are no longer centered in the socket.

“Hip dysplasia is actually the most common abnormality in newborns,” says Charles Price M.D., a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and director of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute...

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