Health and Development

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.

Blowing Raspberries

One of the first forms of communication.

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 Importance of Tummy Time

A wee workout for baby.

Can Babies Have Allergies?

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

Tracking Objects With The Eyes

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

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.

Baby Steps

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

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

Newborn Milestone: Reacting to Sounds

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

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.

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 Top 5 Infant Ailments

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

Hospitals Need 'Baby Cuddler' Volunteers for NICU

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.

Get On The Sleep Train

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.

Vaccination Vindication

Though disproven, myths about vaccine safety are putting babies at high risk.

Are You Talkin' To Me?

New clues about how babies learn language.

Decoding Autism

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

Productive Parenting Activities

Games that help your infant's development

Baby's First Poop Shows If Mom Drank Alcohol

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.

New Study Rates Baby Toys and Play Spaces

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.

Could Babies Born in Winter Have Weaker Lungs?

Due this winter? You might want to consider this piece of news, which indicates that babies born during the season could be born with vulnerable lungs.

Baby Talk: We Might Be Doing It Wrong

Talking to your baby boosts language development, but a new study highlights where we're falling short.

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