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Pampers | Skin Health for the New Parent ep 1

We know parents can struggle to find the proper skin care regime for their littles ones and may feel overwhelmed by the different trends that come and go. Pampers knows that healthy skin starts with a high-performing diaper that keeps baby’s skin dry! Watch as our expert pediatrician partner and mom, Dr. Amna Husain, welcomes…
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The Best Baby Swings

An infant swing isn’t a necessary purchase, but it can feel like a lifesaver when your baby has been fussing for hours and you just need somewhere to set them down. After more than 22 hours of research, including interviewing two child safety experts and spending 10 hours testing five popular baby swings, we found…
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How to Clean Grimy Old Lego Bricks

If you’re buying old Lego sets at garage sales, on Craigslist, or in thrift stores, or you’ve just dug your old bricks out of the basement, you know that sticky, 20-year-old sets are no fun to play with. I just did a deep dive into the world of Adult Fans of Lego (AFOLs, for the…
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The Best Inflatable Kiddie Pool (That You’ll Probably Have to Trash at the End of the Summer)

A plastic inflatable pool brimming with ice-cold hose water is as synonymous with summer as the jingle of the ice cream truck and the smoky smell of burgers on the grill. Inexpensive, easy to set up, and even easier to pull down, kiddie pools offer a respite from the heat and provide hours of outdoor…
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Build the Best Blanket Forts Ever With These Inexpensive Clips

Few things in life offer quite the magical payoff of a good blanket fort. With some old linens and imagination, kids can suddenly transport themselves to a castle, a spaceship, or any number of far-flung destinations. That’s just the kind of novelty my 5- and 7-year-old daughters needed this winter, as we spent much of…
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Comprender la vacuna del VPH

Obtenga información sobre la vacuna del VPH y cómo puede proteger a su hijo de esta infección, y de ciertos tipos de cáncer, en el futuro.

Understanding the HPV Vaccine

Get the facts about the HPV vaccine and how it can protect your child from this infection – and some types of cancer – for years to come.

Our Favorite Rash Guards, Sun Hats, and Other Beachwear for Kids

After a long pandemic winter, many of us with little kids are extra eager for outdoor time at the beach, lake, or pool this summer. Below are some of our staff’s favorite kids swimsuits, rash guards, sun hats, and water shoes for keeping cool in the summer sun. You’ll notice a theme: We’re fans of…
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The 21 Best Gifts for New Moms

Becoming a parent can be a wonderful and mixed bag of emotions, especially if you’re a first-timer. People can experience the transition into parenthood in so many different ways, and the best gift for a new mom is one that’s tailored to the individual. At the end of the day, you know the new mom…
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Why US Parents Are Choosing European Baby Formula

There are more than 50 different baby formulas available in the US. Parents can choose among formulas made from conventional or organic milk or soy; they can also opt to try formulas labeled for fussy, gassy, or colicky babies. And baby formula is one of the most tightly regulated food products in the US, with…
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The Best Bottle Warmers

Most parents don’t need a bottle warmer. You may think this device would take time and guesswork out of heating a bottle for a hungry baby, but after researching 18 bottle warmers and testing six, we found that even the best of them were only modestly more convenient than simply warming a bottle in a…
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How the Lymphatic System Works

The lymphatic system has some important jobs, like helping the body fight infection. See how it works in this quick animation.

The Best First Pedal Bike

If the walls are closing in on your and your kindergartener, maybe it’s time for their first pedal bike. After spending 30 hours evaluating 13 pedal bikes on pavement, dirt, and grassy hills, we’re judging the REI Co-op Cycles REV 16 Kids’ Bike as the best first pedal bike for most kids. Lightweight and highly…
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Hemangiomas

A hemangioma is a type of birthmark that happens when a tangled group of blood vessels grows in or under the skin. Dr. Deborah Rabinowitz talks about what they are and whether they need treatment.

Jigsaw Puzzles We Love

In these frighteningly puzzling times, you may find unexpected peace of mind with a jigsaw puzzle. So, unplug from social media. Stop reading the news for a moment. Turn off the TV. Try a puzzle. It may well offer a challenging distraction for people of all ages, not to mention hours of entertainment while you’re…
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How to Play Outside More This Winter, According to Outdoor-School Teachers

The holidays are over, the winter doldrums are settling in, and continuing pandemic concerns may mean that your family’s collective case of cabin fever is about to become worse than ever. Submitting to a winter of discontent might seem inevitable, unless you know how to coax your kids (and yourself) into embracing the elements.

The Best Collapsible Folding Wagons

Folding wagons can be useful tools for families, beachgoers, or really anybody who needs to tote a lot of gear from one place to another. We researched dozens of wagons, tested six of them, and concluded that the MacSports Collapsible Folding Outdoor Utility Wagon is our favorite all-around wagon for basic toting. And we found…
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