Health and Development

The Sheer Awesomeness of Breast Milk Continues to Stump Scientists

Breastfeeding boosts baby's immune system--but that's not all. Scientists are just now beginning to understand the complex properties of breast milk, and all the advantages it gives Baby.

Is Your iPhone Ruining Your Baby's Attention Span?

New research reveals a new reason to get off your phone around your baby.

Is Rice Cereal Really Safe for Babies?

An alarming report shows high levels of arsenic in babies who ate rice-based products. So should you skip them for your child?

Blowing Raspberries

One of the first forms of communication.

Preventing Autism in Pregnancy: Is it Possible?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex condition, affecting 1 in 68 children. But can it be prevented during pregnancy? Experts weigh in on the latest research.

Can Babies Have Allergies?

A baby's exposure to allergens may lead to asthma and allergies later on.

The Cutest Smash Cake Ideas

It's your baby's first birthday! Let him dig into his first birthday cake toddler-style with an adorable smash cake that's almost too cute to eat. Almost.

Sweet First Birthday Ideas

Your baby's big day is as much of a milestone for you as it is for your babe. Make the day special with these sweet (and easy!) first birthday ideas.

Fun Ways to Nurture Baby's Language Development

The perfect books and baby music to enjoy with your little one as he listens and learns.

Should You Bank Your Baby's Cord Blood?

The latest information on cord blood usage and banking services

There Might Be a Totally Normal Reason Your Baby Turns Blue

If you've ever seen your baby take on a blue cast, you know how scary this is and it still warrants a 911 call. But according to new research, your baby could be totally fine.

The Importance of Tummy Time

A wee workout for baby.

Baby Steps

The developmental milestones that mark your child's first year of life.

Newborn Milestone: Reacting to Sounds

Watch your new baby for signs that he's hearing properly.

Abdominal Birth Defect on the Rise in Young Moms

An alarming new report from the CDC finds that the rate of a serious birth defect in the abdomen, called gastroschisis, has more than doubled. Could you be at risk?

Gender Stereotypes Harm Girls as Young as Three Months Old

According to recent research, gender stereotypes are an issue when babies are just three months old, and it's really hurting girls.

Could Serotonin Hold the Cure for SIDS?

A new study sheds light on the causes of sudden infant death syndrome. Does this mean a treatment could be on its way?

Tracking Objects With The Eyes

Your baby will love to explore her world as her eyesight develops.

BPA in Pregnancy Tied to Lower Weight in Girls

Can exposure to BPA early on in pregnancy affect your child? Yes, according to a new study, if your baby is a certain sex. Here's how to avoid the plastic product.

Productive Parenting Activities

Games that help your infant's development

15 Brilliant Ways to Calm Your Baby

Appealing to your cherub's sight, sound, taste, smell and touch can soothe your baby in the womb--and stop crying once she's a newborn.

The Age-by-Age Guide to Playing With Your Baby

Figuring out how and when to play with your newborn isn't all child's play! Experts divulge what toys and games work best for babies in this age-by-age guide.

Tickling Could be Part of Child Development

Seriously interesting new study reveals that babies under six months don't react to your tickling the way you think they do. But there's still good reason to do it.

The Top 5 Infant Ailments

Learn the symptoms and the best ways to remedy these common conditions.

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