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Table of contents: February 2016

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New + Now
What we love
Race case. Little auto aficionados can now travel in style with this awesome Lamborghini case.

This month
The best new books, plus the latest toys, apps, gear and entertainment.

Activities
Baby shower games that don’t suck. Here are some activities guaranteed to up the cool quotient of any baby shower.

DIY
Made with love. Whip up this edible dye-free playdough with ingredients you likely have on hand.

Party time
Disco party. Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to get down. As this boogie bash shows, disco isn’t dead.

Happy + Healthy
New study
Raise a cup. New research shows that consuming caffeine during pregnancy won’t sap your baby’s smarts.

Need to know
New health products, the latest studies and surprising stats.

Your health
Pregnant + sick = ugh! What’s safe—and what’s not—when you’re treating a cold or the flu during pregnancy?

Checkup
Little buddy. Congratulations! You’ve got a baby boy—with foreskin. Relax, we’ve got answers to your most squeamish circumcision questions.

Pretty simple
Beauty time. Check out these three evening skin-care strategies for any little window of time.

Advice + Real Life
Help and hacks
Crying like a baby. Here’s how to get through the witching hour.

Quick fixes
How to…help soothe your baby during a shot, teach little kids to put shoes on the correct feet, deal with meconium and remove permanent marker.

Relationships
Look who’s talking. Here’s how to kick-start a conversation with your kids.

Confession
My home birth sucked. Jen Cutts expected to feel coached, supported and reassured throughout her labour and delivery. But she mostly felt alone and scared.

The list
About to lose your temper on your kids? Do this instead!

Ian Mendes
Keep or toss? Ian Mendes is drowning in his kids’ artwork, crafts and cards. The struggle is real.

Steps + Stages
Pregnancy
We separate labour myths from facts.

Baby
Is there a downside to letting your baby snooze in the stroller or car seat?

Toddler
Here’s how to deal when your toddler wants to be carried all the time.

Preschool
How to motivate your stubborn (or oblivious) preschooler to help out around the house.

School age
What do you do when your kids’ friends don’t respect your house rules?

Features
Caribbean cool
The ultimate guide to our favourite family resorts.

Sex after baby
When it comes to couples’ sex lives after having kids, some like it hot—and some don’t really care all that much.

Are we the worst generation of parents ever?
In our quest to raise the happiest, healthiest, smartest, most-resilient kids, we may be trying a little bit too hard.

Food + Family
Quick recipe
Mallow out. Make your own soft, squishy marshmallows. It’s super easy!

Food news
Sweet surrender. Mixed with wholesome ingredients, these chocolate snacks are almost virtuous.

Easy meals
Make it cozy: Five saucy, meaty, cheesy casseroles.

In the pantry
Warm ups. These simple and speedy soups are the perfect winter cure.

Just for you
The debate
Do you let your kids see you naked?

This is your life
Eight things not to say to a woman in labour.

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