Health and Development
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.
One of the first forms of communication.
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.
A baby's exposure to allergens may lead to asthma and allergies later on.
A wee workout for baby.
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?
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.
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.
The perfect books and baby music to enjoy with your little one as he listens and learns.
The latest information on cord blood usage and banking services
The developmental milestones that mark your child's first year of life.
Your baby will love to explore her world as her eyesight develops.
Watch your new baby for signs that he's hearing properly.
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.
Learn the symptoms and the best ways to remedy these common conditions.
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.
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.
Coolest. Job. Ever. Hospitals are now enlisting volunteers to cuddle babies in the NICU and in adoption agencies--and for good reason. Here's how to get involved.
It's not for everyone, and teaching your baby to fall asleep on his own can be challenging at first, but some parents find the payoff worth the effort.
Games that help your infant's development
A new study of meconium--baby's first poop--helps doctors determine fetal alcohol exposure earlier than ever before, and draws connections to cognitive problems later.
Autism is largely genetic, but evidence also points to "triggers" in the prenatal environment.
A new study suggests nursing, as well as being a healthy weight, could give your baby a smaller chance of developing this obesity-related condition.
Wondering which baby toys to register for? Here is a scientific way to see if your infant has the right tools and spaces for healthy development.