Baby's Second Year -- Your 17-Month-Old

• Schedule each family member's time in the bathroom.
• Make sure everyone (you included) starts the day with a healthy breakfast.
• Organize items you need each day.
• Establish a permanent "home" for diaper bags, wallets, purses, keys, hats, mittens and anything else you carry on a regular basis.

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You might be thinking about having another baby. Your adorable bundle of joy is now a little bigger than a bundle. She's grown so quickly this past year. She's a marvel to look at, and you wouldn't trade her for the world. Still, you are probably missing the tiny hands and feet and the helpless baby that you brought home such a short time ago.

If you're now "oohing" and "aahing," you may be pondering another baby. Chances are you've probably had enough consecutive nights of uninterrupted sleep to consider this proposition. The addition of another baby to your family would be another life-changing event.

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