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Your 4 1/2-year-old: Building healthy habits

Your 4-year-old nowYour preschooler is absorbing all kinds of messages from you about nutrition. Here are some ways to reinforce good habits:If your child guzzles milk or juice at will, steer him away from the habit. Fruit juice doesn& 39;t have the fiber of whole fruit, and it often contains added sugar your child doesn& 39;t need.
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Best baby registries of 2020

Baby registries will help you get the baby gear you need and steer your friends and family away from the stuff you don& 39;t. Not all registries are created equal, however. To find the top five baby registries recommended by parents, we combed through threads from moms and dads in the our site Community and added our own research and experience.
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Strange but true: Vanishing twins

It& 39;s the first ultrasound of your pregnancy. As the sonographer glides the wand over your abdomen, she delivers a shocker: You& 39;re carrying twins!You go home and adjust to the news, only to receive a second shock at your next ultrasound a few weeks later: There& 39;s only one heartbeat now. The twin embryo has mysteriously and silently disappeared.
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Is it safe to ski during pregnancy?

Skiing is probably not a good idea for most moms-to-be, especially in the last trimester. Falling or running into something could be dangerous for your baby – and for you.As you get further along in your pregnancy, your sense of balance diminishes and your weight is distributed differently. So things that require good balance, like skiing, will be more difficult as you head into the third trimester.
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Is it safe to drink coffee during pregnancy?

Yes, but hold the refills. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends limiting your caffeine consumption to fewer than 200 milligrams (mg) per day. That& 39;s about what you& 39;d get from drinking one 10-ounce cup of Starbucks coffee.Going over that amount could be risky. Some studies have linked drinking more than 200 mg of caffeine a day with an increased risk of miscarriage and low birth weight.
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Frances Largeman-Roth, RD

Frances Largeman-Roth is a registered dietitian and nationally recognized health expert. She is the author of Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom& 39;s Healthy Eating Guide and Eating in Color: Delicious, Healthy Recipes for You and Your Family.Largeman-Roth was the food and nutrition director at Health magazine for nearly eight years.
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