Health and Development

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.

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.

9 Easy Ways to Get Baby to Sleep Now

Great sleepers are made, not born. Take back the night with this 24/7 guide.

A Stronger Bond With Baby Now Means Better Skills Later

According to a new study, babies who feel little attachment to their mothers during pregnancy might be at greater risk for developmental delays.

The Importance of Tummy Time

A wee workout for baby.

Ever Wonder How Babies Fit in the Womb? Here's How it Looks.

The newborn photos you have to see.

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.

Harvard Scholars Argue in Favor of Bed-Sharing with Your Baby

A recent op-ed in the LA Times presents an argument in favor of bed-sharing between parents and infants. Benefits aside, is sleeping in a bed with your baby actually safe?

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

Can Babies Have Allergies?

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

Blowing Raspberries

One of the first forms of communication.

The A to Z Guide to Boosting Baby's Brain Power

Your baby will study the world from day one. Review this A to Z of development, then get ready to cheer on your little learner.

Can a Baby Ever Be Too Fat?

Sure, baby rolls are adorable, but in this age of skyrocketing childhood obesity rates, they can also be worrisome. Our guide to growth charts can help you relax.

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.

You Have to Watch This C-Section Baby Being Born Inside the Amniotic Sac

This video gives us a an incredible look at a cesarean that results in the baby being born en caul. Warning: Contains graphic footage of childbirth.

Tracking Objects With The Eyes

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

Newborn Milestone: Reacting to Sounds

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

Baby Steps

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

Productive Parenting Activities

Games that help your infant's development

Decoding Autism

Autism is largely genetic, but evidence also points to "triggers" in the prenatal environment.

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?

Why Your Baby's Tiny Twitches Are SO Important!

According to a recent study, it may have nothing to do with your child's dreams.