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8 Things Your Children Need to Know about 9-1-1 Calls

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8 Things Your Children Need to Know about 9-1-1 Calls

Life is unpredictable. If there's ever an emergency or disaster and you are away from your child, does he or she know what to say and do? Here are a few tips from the San Mateo County Office of Public Communications 9-1-1 Dispatch Center on teaching your child how to use 9-1-1.  1. It's hard to track down "mommy" and "daddy." It's never too late to teach your children your first and last name so that they can ask for you by name, not just "mommy" and "daddy." 2. Have your children memorize their home address. Make sure they can cite the full...

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The Secret to Calming a Crying Baby

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The Secret to Calming a Crying Baby

Dr. Robert Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics claims he's found the secret to calming a crying baby. And in this video, he shows us how. Father of six and grandfather of three, Dr. Bob—as he is fondly called—simply calls the calming tactic "The Hold." It's a technique he's perfected after caring for thousands of babies over the course of his 30 year practice.  And guess what... it works! At least it worked on baby Lawson during one of his crying fits. Want to learn his secret? Check out this short video with step-by-step instructions.    Be sure to try this at home,...

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Your Newborn Survival Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Your Newborn Survival Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

Wouldn't it be nice if babies came with step-by-step instruction manuals? As a mom of a now 7 month old, I can attest to how many parenting lessons are learned by trial and error. Every whimper is a guessing game and everyday is a new mystery challenge. Thank goodness for the many parents that have come before us who happily impart their collective wisdom. Check out this super helpful Infographic published by Buzzfeed and created by MyGofer.com. Anything missing that you'd like to add? Let us know in the comments section!

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How To Save up to 90% On Baby Clothes & Gear

How To Save up to 90% On Baby Clothes & Gear

With five to seven growths spurts occurring in the first year, your baby will probably outgrow all those cute newborn onesies you got at your baby shower before he or she can even wear them. Motherhood really changes you. My world—once limited to work, happy hours with girlfriends, and weekend dates with my husband—suddenly expanded to now include my immediate neighborhood. Montara used to be a place where I stored my stuff, walked my dogs, did laundry, and slept. Most of my life happened everywhere else. After Lawson was born, I suddenly became aware of all the other families around town—particularly...

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$5 Fridays is Here

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$5 Fridays is Here

Introducing: $5 Fridays! Happy Friday everyone! Today, we're stoked to kick off the very first of our $5 Friday Deals!Every week, we'll showcase an item for the extra special price of $5. Yep, you heard it right! Just five bucks. This can be anything from our rompers, bandana bibs, baby tutus, or rock star binky pacifiers.But you'll have to hurry: each $5 Friday featured item is only going to be priced at $5 from 9:00am PST until 11:59pm PST that day. After that, its back to its original price.Ready for the first one? Here you go! Today's $5 Friday Feature:...

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