Health and Development
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.
One of the first forms of communication.
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.
A wee workout for baby.
A baby's exposure to allergens may lead to asthma and allergies later on.
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.
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.
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
Your baby will love to explore her world as her eyesight develops.
The developmental milestones that mark your child's first year of life.
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.
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.
Learn the symptoms and the best ways to remedy these common conditions.
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.
How to encourage safe, happy slumber for all.
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
Though disproven, myths about vaccine safety are putting babies at high risk.
New clues about how babies learn language.
Autism is largely genetic, but evidence also points to "triggers" in the prenatal environment.
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.