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The first snow of the season is always kind of magical, with soft peach fuzz on the sidewalks or a flurry spotted in the streetlight. But very quickly those cries of “Baby’s first snow!” give way to “Ugh, more snow?”--especially when you’ve got to dress up your little one and cart her around the city. Since you can’t hide indoors for the next six months (yup, it snowed in March last winter), you might want to winterize....fast.

Here’s our cheat sheet to get you--and baby--through winter in the city.

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It's no secret that reading is one of the best things you can do for your baby.

Reading to your little one—even from a very young age—stimulates brain development and strengthens the parent-child bond. Reading helps babies develop language skills and make sense of the world around them. Fostering a love for books is a gift your children will treasure for the rest of their lives.

It can be a bit overwhelming to start your baby's first library, so we've created a guide featuring the best of the best—25 classic and new titles that will take you from baby's first day to their first birthday.

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Whether I live next to you or across the country, social media makes it easy for us to stay updated on each other's lives and that's a wonderful thing. I love seeing pictures of your kids and I think it's great that you choose to share videos of your child singing, giggling and taking his or her first steps.

I simply choose not to share pregnant pictures, or even a family photo from the hospital once our daughter arrived because my pregnancy, birth and growing family are parts of my life I wanted to protect from the outside world.

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