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.

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.

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?

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.

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

Tracking Objects With The Eyes

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

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.

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.

Your Baby's Sleep

How to encourage safe, happy slumber for all.

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.

Productive Parenting Activities

Games that help your infant's development

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.

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.

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