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To ensure your baby is ready to eat solid food, check for these developmental markers: good head control, the ability to sit upright with minimal support, loss of the tongue thrust reflex and an interest in food. Lindsey Balbierz for NPR hide caption

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A nervous parent's guide to starting your baby on solid foods

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To reignite the joy of childhood, learn to live on 'toddler time'

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Opinion: Newborn blessings for a new year

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Researchers say when a baby is babbling, he's primed to learn. Petri Oeschger/Getty Images hide caption

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Baby Talk: Decoding The Secret Language Of Babies

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