Baby & Postpartum

Umbilical Cord Information

The umbilical cord is a narrow, tube-like structure that connects the developing baby (also referred to, in medical terms, as the fetus) to the placenta and transports blood and nutrients between the fetus and the placenta. ... read more »

Childhood Diseases and Infections

In the 20th century, vaccines have made many childhood infections and illnesses rare. However, there are still many that occur, ranging from common infections like croup to strange ailments like Kawasaki disease. ... read more »

How to Change a Baby Diaper

There are ways to make the diaper changing process easier than most people think that it is. While nothing makes diapers fun to change, preparation and planning can make the task more simple. ... read more »

How to Handle Teething

Teething makes for a cranky baby, and therefore cranky parents. Luckily there are some time tested methods and some new technologies that help the teething process break though. ... read more »

How to Keep Up Romance With a Newborn Baby

To keep the romance in your relationship after a newborn baby arrives, one must change the notion of romance. ... read more »

When Can a Baby Fly? Is It Safe Flying With a Newborn Baby?

When can a baby fly? Flying with a newborn baby infant is extremely stressful and asking about when a baby can fly is among the most important questions for new parents. ... read more »

How to Cloth Diaper Correctly

By following the directions of using cloth diapers, one can find a healthy and green way to diaper their baby without too much difficulty. ... read more »

How to Find the Best Baby Products

Finding the best baby products can be a challenge. There are a few things that one should consider when looking for the best baby products and how to best find them. ... read more »

How to Gear Up For a Newborn Baby

By having the right gear for your new baby, caring for him/her can be a simple matter of simply providing for his/her needs. If you do not have the right gear, it can be a frustrating battle to attempt to get the gear while handling a screaming baby. ... read more »

How to Choose the Perfect Baby Name

Naming your baby is a very personal decision, and one that your baby must live with for the rest of his or her life. While there is no set of rules regarding naming your baby, there are suggestions that one might follow. The biggest suggestion is common sense.  ... read more »

How to Eliminate Baby Poop Diaper Pail Odors

For most people, baby poop diaper smell in the pail, a combination of old, stale baby urine and poop, is the worst part of having a baby. ... read more »

How to Budget the Baby's First Year

Learning to budget for the baby's first year can ease stress and help one avoid going into serious debt. ... read more »

How to Be a Good Mother to Your Baby

Being a good mother does not begin when the baby is born, it starts the moment that the baby is conceived. ... read more »

How to Be a Good Father to Your Baby

Being a good father to your baby is not as daunting as it can seem. With a little common sense and a good sense of commitment, it can be one of the most rewarding things that one has ever done. ... read more »

How to Deal with Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is a painful condition in which the skin that is covered by a baby's diaper is red and inflamed from the constant contact of the diaper. ... read more »

How to Change a Baby Girl's Diaper

Changing a girl’s diaper is not as difficult changing a boy’s diaper. Yet, changing a girl’s diaper has its own set of challenges. ... read more »

How to Cut a Newborn's Nails

Cutting a newborn baby's nails can cause anxiety for a parent as they do not want to hurt their baby. ... read more »

How to Calm a Newborn Baby

Knowing how to calm down your screaming newborn can bring much relief to both you and your baby. After all, everyone knows how essential sleep is for an infant, and parents need it too. ... read more »

How to Bathe Your Baby Safely

Bathing a baby is an important activity. It allows for some great bonding time but also requires a lot of preparation. ... read more »

FAQs on Bathing Your Baby

Everything you need to know about bathing your baby! ... read more »

How to Bathe a Fussy Baby

Bathing your baby can actually make her/him calmer. ... read more »

How to Help Someone Who Has Lost a Baby

Parents who've lost a child describe it as the lowest form of misery imaginable. Mostbereaved parents just don't know who to turn to for solace or how to ask for help. ... read more »

How to Entertain a Newborn Baby

A baby at this young age does not have interest in expensive toys or electronics, the most entertaining thing to them is your attention. Entertaining your young baby takes patience and time but it is easily one of the best parts of being a parent. ... read more »

Popular 100 Baby Names For The Year 2011

The table below shows the most popular baby names for the year 2011 both for boys and girls. ... read more »

Hair Loss Postpartum

A drop in hormones as your body returns to normal after delivery will likely cause you to lose some of your hair. Find out what causes the hair loss, what you can do about it, and how long you can expect it to last. ... read more »

What a Newborn Baby Really Looks Like at Birth

It may be surprising for many parents to see their newborn the first time - wet and red, with a long head, and screaming - nothing at all like they had imagined. ... read more »

Newborn and Infant Growth Charts

A newborn baby and infant growth chart is usually used to asssess whether your baby is growing normally or not. The newborn and baby growth chart gives complete picture of your child's growth. ... read more »

The Concerning Signs of Bad Childcare, Babysitter or Nanny

Below are some of the signs that should concern you about problems with childcare, nanny, or babysitter: ... read more »

Preventing Infant Death: New Guidelines

There is no more endearing a sight than a peacefully sleeping baby! But many parents worry about their baby's health and in particular the worst case scenario: infant death. New comprehensive guidelines from The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) give parents advice on reduce the risk. ... read more »

Losing Baby Fat Quickly After Delivery

During pregnancy, the female body stores fat for later use. This is natural and in place in order to ensure there is enough fat on the female body to maintain lactation after the baby is born. ... read more »

Frenotomy Frenulotomy and Frenectomy

A frenotomy which is also known as a frenectomy, frenulectomy, or frenulotomy is the removal of a frenulum, a small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far. ... read more »

When Can We Take the Newborn Baby Outside the House?

It is not true that the baby must stay home for 2-4 weeks or longer after birth. No matter how often someone has told you that you cannot take the baby outside the house for many weeks after delivery, it's not true. As long as your baby is healthy, going outside and getting some light or fresh air can be great. Not only for the baby, but also for mom and dad. ... read more »

What is a Circumcision?

A circumcision is the surgical removal of a male baby's foreskin. This is surgery done on many babies around the world shortly after birth and before discharge from the hospital.  ... read more »

Childcare and Babysitters

Even though you really want to be with your child, that is not always possible, and you need to find childcare and babysitters to help you with taking care of your baby and child. ... read more »

Newborn Evaluation Right After Birth

Most babies are examined right after birth and within about 24 hours after delivery to maked sure that they are born without any major problems. ... read more »

Alcohol and Breastfeeeding

Is it true that alcohol can get into the breastmilk if you drink while nursing? ... read more »

Baby's Sleep

How to make it easier for your baby to sleep. ... read more »

Caring for Your Baby's Umbilical Cord

All about how to care for your baby's umbilical cord. ... read more »

How To Care For Your Baby's Circumcised Penis

Information on how to care for your baby's circumcised penis. ... read more »

Organisms responsible for early and late neonatal sepsis

There are different organisms reponsible for early and late neonatal sepsis. ... read more »

Baby Shower 101

A baby shower is a way to celebrate the pending or recent birth of a baby by presenting gifts at a party. Here's how to have a fun baby shower! ... read more »

How to Find Good Childcare

There are multiple avenues to take when researching childcare, including in-home care, out-of-home care and day care businesses. Before making the final decision, take a look at the pros and cons of each and research the quality of the childcare provided. ... read more »

Childcare: Where Do I Find a Nanny?

Finding a nanny to care for your child in the home can be a stressful adventure. The screening process, if undertaken personally, can take months with interviews, background checks, and reference checks. ... read more »

Childcare: Where to Find a Babysitter

Even the most dedicated parents will eventually come to terms with the fact that adults need a little rest and relaxation time without kids. How do these parents find the babysitter they have on speed dial? ... read more »

Childcare: Babysitting 101

When the time comes to allow a babysitter to take care of your children, even for a small period, finding just the right babysitter does not have to be a stressful event. Babysitters are generally younger and less expensive than a nanny. ... read more »

Nanny and Babysitter and Childcare Interview Questions

Finding childcare is an extremely important task that most households will have to face. It may seem daunting, but if you approach the search correctly, you should be able to find someone great. Use this page to guide you in interviewing your candidates. ... read more »

Childcare: What is a Babysitter?

Babysitters are there to provide temporary care for children, typically in the afternoon or evening, when parents need to step out and step back into those adult shoes. ... read more »

Childcare: How to Be a Nanny

At the heart of becoming a nanny is experience, but experience is gained with employment; if you need to start from the bottom, you can begin with a good education, CPR and first aid certification, and the desire to be a part of a child's life. ... read more »

Childcare: How to Find a Good Nanny

Two of the best tools of preparation are honesty and planning. Honesty helps you lay out the precise elements you are looking for in a nanny and planning keeps you on track for your end goal even if you cannot find the perfect nanny right away. ... read more »

Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

Retinopathy of prematurity, called ROP in the medical community, affects premature infants and newborns. The disease can be mild or severe. When first diagnosed in the 1940s, the condition was called retrolental fibroplasia. ... read more »

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