Everyone knows lullabies put babies to sleep, but the full extent of music's effect on infants isn't really understood. A new study published in the journal Infancy, though, is shedding light on the calming properties of song, and giving all moms (and dads) a reason to start singing—we promise, your baby won't care how good your voice is!
A 22-day-old baby boy died in Ontario recently after receiving a routine circumcision. The child's parents said they did not want the procedure for their son, a view-point that coincides with that of the Canadian Pediatric Society. But after being persuaded by a family physician, the parents eventually agreed.
Singer, songwriter, writer, and activist, Amanda Palmer just published her first book: The Art of Asking. And while she was doing a different kind of tour than she's used to, she was busy breastfeeding her baby, Anthony, at a book signing.
Figuring out what to feed your baby when they are just starting on solids is tricky enough, but add in the question of how to prevent food allergies and it gets even harder. Is it better to avoid common allergenic foods like nuts until baby is older? Or should you go ahead and offer them right away?
If you've just found out you're pregnant and calculated your due date, you'll be happy to hear that summer babies tend to be healthier as adults, according to a new report. Its authors say more sunlight during the second and third trimesters—and thus more vitamin D exposure—could be responsible for these results.
Have you ever wondered how celebrities come up with their children's names? If so, here's a story that might pique your interest: It turns out, Dolly Parton had a major hand in naming Rebecca Romijn's daughter.
Romijn appeared on The Today Show to discuss her work on the TV show The Librarians—but while she was there, she also shared a more personal anecdote.