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Take the Stress Out of Introducing Solid Foods to Baby: 6 pediatrician-recommended tips

(Family Features) While every child is different and parents should always defer to their pediatrician to be sure their baby is developmentally ready for solid foods, consider these six tips and tricks based on frequently asked questions for transitioning to solids.

6 Simple Ways to Soothe a Teething Baby

(Family Features) When a baby is teething, parents often spend long days and nights trying to soothe their little one's discomfort. Begin a smoother teething journey for your family with these ideas.

Simplify Back-to-School Season

(Family Features) Between tools for the classroom and supplies for quick and nutritious meals at home or on the go, these ideas can help ensure you're ready for what the new school year brings.

Mother of 5 offers tips to help kids have more fun outdoors this fall, even during allergy season

(BPT) - Fall is here, which means cooler weather and outdoor family activities like apple picking, youth sports and more. It can also mean pollen and allergens (like ragweed) are in the air. If your …

Reducing Food Insecurity in Infants and Toddlers

(Family Features) Food insecurity isn't a new problem in the United States, but the economic upheaval created by the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the problem. Support good nutrition during infancy and toddlerhood for your own children and others in the community with these tips.

How to Raise Kind and Caring Children

(Family Features) While children are generally kind, it's possible they might internalize societal messages that equate kindness with weakness. Consider these three ways to encourage empathy.

Expert Advice for Families Exploring Plant-Based Options

(Family Features) A growing number of families are interested in plant-based choices for themselves and their children. If you're looking for ideas to help you feed your child in line with your own plant-based food values, consider these tips.

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