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Featured: 3 a.m. has lost its shine: My battle for sleep

And now, here I am, stuck in a rut of motherhood where my arm falls victim to that pins and needles sensation beneath the weight of my toddler’s head every night, while I lay awake listening to her soft snores.

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Midwives more popular than ever for laboring moms in Lancaster County

Certified Nurse Midwives deliver a majority of the vaginal births at Women & Babies. Obstetricians can manage high-risk and cesarean section births. Read More →

Auditory testing can identify children for autism screening, researchers say

Testing at birth could allow for optimized early interventions that improve outcomes. Read More →

FDA warns about safety risks of teething necklaces, bracelets to relieve teething pain

The risks of using jewelry for relieving teething pain include choking, strangulation, injury to the mouth and infection. Read More →

‘Recreational’ DNA testing of your kids: ethical considerations

If you had access to a crystal ball, would you want to find out your child’s fate from a young […] Read More →

Pregnant or adopting? Visit the pediatrician before the baby arrives

Besides answering any urgent questions parents have about bringing home a new baby, a prenatal visit can help anticipate under-recognized challenges such as postpartum depression. Read More →

Baby Guide 2017

Central Penn Parent produces a variety of supplements throughout the year, that are of special interest to parents. To browse our supplements online please follow the link below...

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Serious warnings issued about OTC infant teething gels

Time to toss the teething gel and use chilled teethers instead. Read More →

Primary care, urgent care, or the ER: which care when

Once upon a time, when a child woke up with a sore throat, a parent had few options. Call the […] Read More →

Dauphin County selected for national early childhood initiative

The community will develop innovative local solutions that give infants — like the 4,380 at-risk children ages 0-3 living 200% below the federal poverty level in Dauphin County — a healthy start at birth. Read More →

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Mon 21

The Star Barn Village Christmas Light Drive-Thru

December 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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Winter Story Time with Mrs. B.

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 22

Munchkin Science – Snow

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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