Health and Development

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.

9 Easy Ways to Get Baby to Sleep Now

Great sleepers are made, not born. Take back the night with this 24/7 guide.

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.

Newborn Milestone: Reacting to Sounds

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

Can Babies Have Allergies?

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

Could This Finnish Tradition Hold the Key to Keeping Your Baby Safe?

Could dramatically slashing SIDS rates really be as simple as adopting this Finnish custom? There might be something to it.

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

New Rules State That Baby Should Share Parents' Room for First Year

The American Academy of Pediatrics just released new baby sleep guidelines--looks like you might be getting a new roommate!

Harvard Scholars Argue in Favor of Bed-Sharing with Your Baby

A recent op-ed in the LA Times presents an argument in favor of bed-sharing between parents and infants. Benefits aside, is sleeping in a bed with your baby actually safe?

The A to Z Guide to Boosting Baby's Brain Power

Your baby will study the world from day one. Review this A to Z of development, then get ready to cheer on your little learner.

A Stronger Bond With Baby Now Means Better Skills Later

According to a new study, babies who feel little attachment to their mothers during pregnancy might be at greater risk for developmental delays.

Can a Baby Ever Be Too Fat?

Sure, baby rolls are adorable, but in this age of skyrocketing childhood obesity rates, they can also be worrisome. Our guide to growth charts can help you relax.

The Importance of Tummy Time

A wee workout for baby.

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?

Tracking Objects With The Eyes

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

Productive Parenting Activities

Games that help your infant's development

9 Common Baby Care Myths Debunked

Don't believe the hype--these baby care myths could be hazardous to your little one's health.

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.

Baby Steps

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

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.