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Baby Toys And Activities

Emotional Development in Infants: How it Evolves

If you've seen the video of the cute baby crying in response to his mother's singing (see clips above), you've probably thought two things. (1.) OMG that's the most adorable thing I've ever seen. And (2.) Can a baby really have that kind of emotional reaction to music? Here, a response to the latter. Related: Child Development: When Will Baby Have Hand-Eye Coordination?

The Truth About Raising a Bilingual Baby

If you’re fluent in two or more languages, you might be considering passing that knowledge down to your little one. Experts like François Grosjean, Ph.D., author of four books on bilingualism, point out that teaching your tot multiple languages will mean that he can speak with family members who don’t know English (more bonding time!). Bilingualism will also help with open-mindedness and, once Baby’s all grown up, even job opportunities. Most importantly, bilingual education won’t confuse your tyke.

Child Development: When Will Baby Have Hand-Eye Coordination?

While your newborn’s intermittently crossed eyes may be reminiscent of a Siamese cat, rest assured that this lack of muscle control is completely normal. "Newborns aren't able to see clearly much farther than about arm's length away, and their eyes will often cross as they try to focus on objects," explains heather Burrows, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatrician in Ann Arbor, Mich., and a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan.

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Recent Product Recalls

03.27.13 Bugaboo Recalls Cameleon3 Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with Bugaboo announced a voluntary recall of about 9,200 in the U.S. and 960 in Canada due to fall hazard.

Exploring With The Hands And Mouth

Has your baby left you at wits’ end, what with the shoes, toys and sweaters—and everything in between—making their way into her mouth? Rest assured that every baby does this, and it’s totally normal. In fact, it’s a prerequisite to being a healthy infant.

Gear Up

This week I was in Louisville, Ky., for the annual ABC Kids Expo for a sneak peek at the latest and greatest baby gear. My five favorite finds feature good design, are über user-friendly and each one had me asking, why didn’t I think of that?

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