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Little Kids, Big Questions
is a series of 12 podcasts that translates the research of early childhood development into parenting practices that mothers, fathers and other caregivers can tailor to the needs of their own child and family. Click here to listen to or download the podcasts. This podcast series is generously funded by MetLife Foundation.

Most Popular Resources on Health and Nutrition

Helping Families Understand and Manage Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux
In her article for the January 2009 issue of the Zero to Three Journal, author Elizabeth Pulsifer-Anderson describes Gastroesophageal reflux, a common medical problem affecting about 5% of otherwise healthy children. Early childhood professionals can help families in three important ways: first, to understand the disease thoroughly so parents can track the symptoms and work with their medical team; second, to learn homecare techniques that are an essential part of the treatment; and third, how to support families when the daily demands of reflux pose a high emotional and physical burden. Download the article.

Healthy From the Start:  How Feeding Nurtures Your Young Child's Body, Heart, and Mind
Offers parents information on how feeding skills unfold over the first three years.  Explores how feeding is much more than about food—it is a chance to bond with children and nurture their social-emotional skills.  Provides strategies for dealing with “picky eaters” as well.  
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Early Arrival:  Finding the Magic of Everyday Moments With Your Baby in the NICU
Explores a variety of ways that parents of preterm babies can bond with and care for their children both while the are in the hospital and after they transition home.    
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Coping When Your Baby Has Reflux or GERD: You Are Not Alone
Provides coping strategies, information, and support to parents whose babies are experiencing gastroesophageal reflux.  [913 KB Icon_pdf ]

How to Feed Babies and Toddlers in the 21st Century
Article from the Zero to Three Journal outlining 7 key strategies for nurturing healthy eating habits in babies and toddlers. 
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What Can We Do to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Offers information on childhood obesity and explains how a foundation for healthy eating is established in the first three years. Also outlines strategies parents may use to support healthy weight gain in their children aged birth to three and beyond. 
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New Perspectives on Premature Infants and Their Parents
Article from the Zero to Three Journal which compares and contrasts myths and realties about preemies’ needs, abilities, and long-term development. 
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Family Perspectives on Prematurity
Article from the Zero to Three Journal featuring stories told by parents, in their own words, of their own premature babies’ births. 
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